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Political Upheaval and Economic headwinds – but what does it mean for investing client funds?

5 min read 13 Sep 22

Session: 13 September 2022

On this virtual seminar a panel of experts from across our business discussed the Political and Economic situation, where we could be going and crucially what this means for client investment. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask those all important questions.

Learning Outcome – to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Articulating what policy changes the new Prime Minister might introduce and the impact these could have on the outlook for the economy in the UK.
  • Explaining the outlook for capital markets and investments given the current geo-political and macro situation globally.
  • Providing guidance on the interest rate and inflation outlook with current thinking about opportunities within Fixed Income.

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Test your knowledge

1. The Financial Services and Markets Bill was introduced to Parliament just before recess. What might happen to this in lieu of the change in Prime Minister?

a. It will be scrapped

b. It will go through with proposed amendments

c. The Government will consult on potential changes

d. It is unknown at this stage

 

2. What impact does any political upheaval have on the investment management of the PruFund range?

a. The fund managers react and make changes day to day based on what’s happening

b. Political changes often have little impact on the investment management – it is very well diversified at all times

c. Most of the fund is invested in overseas so there is no impact

d. Recent changes are likely to mean significantly more investment in UK businesses

 

3. What has happened to bond yields and prices?

a. Inflation and other factors have contributed to yields rising significantly and prices falling

b. Inflation and other factors have contributed to prices rising significantly and yields falling

c. Both prices and yields have remained static

d. Both prices and yields have decreased


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