What does Brexit mean for investors?

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?

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

Previous Brexit updates

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Questions about Brexit?

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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.

Article 50: What can we know?

29/03/2017: Leaving the European Union (EU) could be the most significant change to the UK economy in a generation. Then again, the impact might be so small, we may not even notice.

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Article 50: What does it mean for bond markets?

29/03/2017: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today set the UK on course to withdraw from the European Union (EU). With an absence of surprises in her letter triggering Article 50, bond and currency markets were little changed.

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Article 50 and UK commercial property

29/03/2017: Transactions in the UK commercial property market might be down on last year, but the fundamentals look sound as the Brexit process gets under way.

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Article 50, political risk and the markets

14/03/2017: 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.

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Brexit: Message from Anne Richards

12/10/2016: 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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Equities Perspectives – September 2016

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


Why does anyone buy negative yielding bonds?

07/09/2016: 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

31/08/2016: 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

05/08/2016: 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

08/08/2016: 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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