What does Brexit mean for investors?

A statement from Anne Richards, Chief Executive of M&G Investments

Previous Brexit updates

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Questions about Brexit?

If you have questions about Brexit for our fund managers, or there’s a topic you’d like to see us cover, please email us at brexit@mandg.co.uk

As the full economic, political and financial consequences of this historic decision unfold, with the UK and the EU beginning the lengthy progress of negotiating separation and life in a post-Brexit world, our fund managers will continue to share ongoing analysis and commentary with you here.

Please refer to the glossary for an explanation of the investment terms used throughout this section. The views expressed in this section should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast. We are unable to give financial advice. If you are unsure about the suitability of your investment, speak to your financial adviser.

Brexit: Message from Anne Richards

It’s been more than 100 days since the EU referendum and yet, while the papers are full of speculation about the possible shape and impact of Brexit, still very little is known for certain.

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Is a weak pound bad news for investors?

A deadline for starting the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union might have now been set, but it’s done little to stop the British pound’s slide in value.

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Equities Perspectives – September 2016

Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, Equities, gives her review of the equity markets.


The ‘Brexit’ bounce: fact or fiction?

Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that ‘Brexit’ will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy.

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Why does anyone buy negative yielding bonds?

These are extraordinary times in financial markets. For many investors, return of capital – getting money back – has replaced return on capital – making money – as their top priority.

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Keep calm and carry on investing, say M&G customers

The vast majority of M&G’s customers are ‘keeping calm and carrying on’ following the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU in June, according to our recent survey.

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What the Bank of England can – and can’t – do after the Brexit vote

The Bank of England halved interest rates to an all-time low of 0.25% on 4 August, in an effort to support the UK economy after June’s landmark vote to leave European Union (EU).

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The value of global diversification

The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23 shocked global markets.

The UK’s referendum on EU membership had been expected to deliver a vote to remain in the political union, and markets responded dramatically once results started flowing against the latest opinion polls and in favour of ‘Brexit’.

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Strong foundations: an update on the UK commercial property market

Fiona Rowley, M&G Property Portfolio manager

Contrary to some of the headlines published in the month since the British vote to leave the European Union (EU), it is not all doom and gloom in the UK commercial property market.

Uncertainty regarding what an exit from the EU – or Brexit – might mean for the UK economy has been reflected in investment markets, which have been volatile since the referendum on 23 June. Commercial property funds have been particularly affected, with unprecedented numbers of investors looking to sell their stakes across the sector in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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