Our Views on the Markets and the Economy

UK Growth Outperforms the Pessimists

The UK looks set to grow at a modest pace this year. Its outlook is influenced heavily by the interaction between the fundamentals, policy and confidence.

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What is happening in Japan? Japan’s economy does not receive as much international attention as it once did; the combination of China’s rise and two decades of relatively weak growth in Japan has seen to that. Yet it is the world’s third largest economy, and it has been at the forefront of spearheading unconventional monetary policy.

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What Makes Netwealth Different

For generations wealth managers have operated within a comfortable and unchallenged niche: they would invest money on behalf of their clients and update them of their progress once a year. A kind of “don’t bother us and we won’t bother you” approach to wealth management.

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At the recent Master Investor show, Netwealth CEO Charlotte Ransom spoke to Peter Higgins, Managing Director at CONKERS3 Ltd, about why the outdated wealth management industry led to her co-founding Netwealth.

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Investors are increasingly restless. Like many aspects of life, how our money is managed and invested is experiencing major changes. The new EY 2019 Global Wealth Management Research Report examines what these shifts mean in detail. At Netwealth we are pleased to say that we already address many of the concerns and challenges that modern investors face.

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UK Update

The world economy has slowed and markets appear divided about what lies ahead; equities anticipating stabilisation and then recovery, helped by the recent shift in global monetary policy towards easing. This outlook is also reflected in consensus thinking and was evident in the recent half-year forecasts from the International Monetary Fund.

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At the recent Master Investor show, Netwealth CEO Charlotte Ransom spoke to Peter Higgins, Managing Director at CONKERS3 Ltd, about why the outdated wealth management industry led to her co-founding Netwealth.

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The benefits of replenishing your ISA earlier in the year can have a significant impact on the level of wealth you accumulate over time.

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The Prospects for Inflation

What is happening to inflation? Ahead of the global financial crisis of 2008, the acronym that was often heard in policy circles was NICE: no inflation, continuous expansion. Despite strong growth at that time, inflation was low. That period highlighted an important lesson that has held since – namely despite cyclical factors, there were a number of longer-term structural factors restraining inflation and keeping it subdued.

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