Article 50 - market perspectives

With the triggering of Article 50, negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union can begin. But what do Brexit and its possible consequences mean for investors?

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Article 50, political risk and the markets

Steven Andrew, fund manager in M&G’s Multi-Asset team, explains his view of political risk and the impact that Brexit has had on his investment outlook.

Please refer to the glossary at the end of the page.

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Glossary:

Asset: Anything having commercial or exchange value that is owned by a business, institution or individual.
Bond: A loan in the form of a security, usually issued by a government or company, which normally pays a fixed rate of interest over a given time period, at the end of which the initial amount borrowed is repaid.
Equities: Shares of ownership in a company.
Fundamentals (economic): A basic principle, rule, law, or the like, that serves as the groundwork of a system. Economic fundamentals are factors such as inflation, employment, economic growth.
Risk: The chance that an investment's return will be different to what is expected. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.
Underlying value: The fundamental value of a company, reflecting both tangible and intangible assets, rather than the current market value.