UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election could bolster her negotiating position with the EU and within her own party. This may potentially lead to a "softer" Brexit.
Global Market Perspective
Economic and asset allocation views covering Q2 2017. In this edition we look at the impact of populism on markets, discuss our 30-year return forecasts and ask whether the US economy has become less dynamic.
Although latest job data from the US is weaker than expected, it is likely to bounce back next month rather than mark the start of a downturn.
In this monthly summary of our views on the global economy, we discuss the impact of populist policies on markets, political risk in France and the recent upswing in global trade.
Economic & Strategy Viewpoint
Populism and its effect on markets are under the spotlight in this month's update from Schroders' economists. Inflation, the ECB and the global upswing are among the other topics in focus.
UK inflation hits its highest level in almost three and a half years. We look at the damage inflation can inflict on your money and investments.
This month's infographic illustrates why we think the global economy still has hurdles to overcome despite a good start to 2017.
While markets heave a sigh of relief at Geert Wilders' defeat in the Dutch election, political uncertainty persists as attention shifts to France. But we see bright prospects for equities as the economic backdrop improves.
The Schroders Economics Group provides its annual update of its 30-year return forecasts for a range of asset classes. Equities remain the asset class offering the greatest potential for returns.