A weakened Theresa May will now lead a coalition into a less stable economic future.
Ever since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in 2012, bringing with him his ambitious “three arrows of reform”, investors have faced the question of when — or whether — to increase their exposure to Japan. Has the moment finally arrived or are there still clouds on the horizon in the Land of the Rising Sun?
The history of currency unions can tell us much about the outlook for the euro.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we explain the regulations and practices that govern how we deal with clients who are affected by dementia and other conditions that affect mental capacity.
The world is experiencing a period of rising inflation. A rebound in oil prices has helped after dragging down UK consumer price inflation into negative territory briefly in the second half of 2015. Improving wage rates in China, which in the past had been an exporter of global disinflation, have also contributed.
It is claimed that technology is changing the world at an unprecedented pace. Whether the rate of change now is greater than in the 1840s with the railways and wider Industrial Revolution is debatable, but it is certainly true that a wide range of technological developments — some incremental and some radical — are fast changing how we live.
In June 2014, we held an in-house investment conference on disruptive technologies. With insight from external speakers from technology companies, investment strategists and specialist fund managers, we considered how technology will change how we live and how these changes might affect investors. It was a fascinating day.
Personalised medicine will disrupt every part of the healthcare sector, from R&D and clinical trials, through diagnostic testing to regulation and healthcare provision (whether insurance-based or through national systems, such as the NHS). This will be driven by economics and improved medical outcomes. A key challenge will be the storage and analysis of huge quantities of patient data.