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As the date of the UK’s planned exit from the EU approaches, there’s an increased probability the Prime Minister will win support for her Brexit deal. But a “no-deal” scenario cannot be ruled out – and it could have a heavy impact on the UK economy. Here’s what investors need to know to navigate markets.
The Merchant's Trust PLC
Established in 1889, the Merchants Trust PLC aims to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time. The trust is managed by Simon Gergel, Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors.
There is no easy solution to the problem of rising economic inequality, but we may be able to address it with a more enlightened tax system – one that maintains incentives for work and investment while improving economic efficiency.
Adoption of ESG investing is growing as investors recognise these strategies’ potential for managing risk and driving performance. But as ESG labels proliferate, an understanding of the terminology involved is essential to finding the most appropriate approach.
If trade tensions continue, the US and China could lock each other out and create their own tech ecosystems, forcing the rest of the world to choose one over the other. With the global economy already becoming less synchronised, investors will need to use greater skill and agility to navigate the markets successfully.