10 March 2020
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union more than a month ago, markets are braced for a global health crisis that will bring with it a supply shock.
29 January 2020
As Mark Carney bows out as Governor of the Bank of England a rate cut should be his parting gift to his successor Andrew Bailey now that a decision on Brexit is firmly in place.
28 January 2020
Stress in the UK financial markets continues to moderate on the eve of Brexit. The RSM Brexit Stress Index, which measures financial and economic risk surrounding the UK’s impending departure from the EU, begins the week at just 0.23 standard deviations below normal levels of implied stress.
17 December 2019
Commenting on yesterday's FTSE250 record close, Simon Hart, RSM's Brexit lead partner said: 'The positive response from the markets to the Conservative Party winning an overall majority in Parliament has lifted the mood among investors and the financial markets generally.
13 November 2019
Stress in the UK’s financial markets eased last week, as purdah kicked in, ensuring Westminster took a back seat to global market speculation of a US-China trade deal.
05 November 2019
Stress in the financial markets nudged up during a tumultuous week that saw the EU grant an extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020, and Parliament grant Boris Johnson’s wish for a December 12 General Election.
29 October 2019
Stress in the UK financial markets diminished further at close of markets prior to the weekend, reflecting the likelihood that the EU would agree to delay Brexit. Indeed, yesterday the EU rubber-stamped a 31 January 2020 deadline thereby making the October 31 do-or-die date null and void.
18 October 2019
Boris Johnson and the EU reached a new Brexit deal in last minute talks yesterday (Thursday), giving reassurance to the foreign exchange market and a last-minute boost to the equity market.
14 October 2019
The RSM Brexit Stress Index saw a marked destressing this week after talks between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Republic of Ireland’s PM Leo Varadkar indicated a ‘pathway towards an agreement’.