Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Luke Davis, IW Capital

Nearly three quarters of UK investors lack faith in Theresa May

RELATED TOPICS​

Nearly half of UK investors are positive about Brexit, although two fifths are fearful of Trump and 73 per cent lack faith in Prime Minister Theresa May, according to research carried out by IW Capital.

A survey of 1,000 UK investors, aimed assessing the true impact of 2016’s triple threat of political shocks and their direct effect on the UK investor community, found that one in 10 investors feel the political events of 2016 will influence their investment decision this year more than any other factor.
 
In addition, 36 per cent of investors think record-low interest rates will negatively impact their 2017 investment strategy, with 26 per cent saying this issue is the single biggest risk to their investments, while 44 per cent of investors – nearly 11 million people across the UK – believe that Brexit will have a positive impact on their investment strategy in 2017.
 
However, 44 per cent of investors are worried about the impact of Donald Trump’s Presidency on their investments and just 27 per cent have faith in Theresa May’s capability to promote investment value as part of a post-Brexit government.
 
Some 3.19 million investors are re-evaluating their investment plans in light of interest rates residing at 0.25 per cent, while 27 per cent – 6.62 million investors – believe entrepreneurs will play a critical role in driving private sector growth.
 
Luke Davis (pictured), CEO of IW Capital, says: “In 2016, the UK experienced a number of historic political events, the true impact of which is now beginning to emerge more clearly in the investment arena. In a year of firsts, where sizeable political shifts made a notable impression across many financial markets, investor sentiment within the private sector has remained resilient.
 
“It’s interesting to note investors’ plans in light of the slump in interest rates and leadership discontent; transition brings opportunity, and this is reflected in today’s research. With investors looking to new investment classes as we enter into 2017, there is clearly a huge amount of confidence towards the country’s entrepreneurial capabilities, its resolute private companies and the potential of our innovative high-growth businesses to drive economic growth in 2017.”

Latest News

Saving and investing app, Moneybox, has doubled the number of ETFs available on the platform, in the light of ‘growing..
Global X ETFs has announced the appointment of Ryan O'Connor as its Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 8, 2024. ..
Value-driven structured credit investing firm, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, has announced the completed conversions of two of its mutual..
Confidence in the continuing strength of bitcoin and Ethereum is driving wider interest in altcoins and other digital assets, according..

Related Articles

Sal Esposito, Zacks Investment Management
Zacks Investment Management started doing investment research in 1978 and in 1992 started its investment management arm, initially with SMAs...
Jeremy Senderowicz, Vedder Price
Jeremy Senderowicz, a member of the Investment Services Group at law firm Vedder Price, has witnessed a steady upswing in...
Graham MacKenzie, Toronto Stock Exchange
The evolution of ETFs has been a multi-decade experience for Toronto Stock Exchange says Graham MacKenzie, managing director, Exchange Traded...
Frank Koudelka, State Street Global Services
ETF data provider and ETF Express data partner, Trackinsight, has published its Global ETF Survey 2024 Report: ‘50+ Charts on...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by