Stuart’s Blog

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“I’m passionate about this business. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than removing the financial fog that stops people seeing clearly where they want to go.”

Since 1976 the industry has given our chairman Stuart Bryant a wealth of knowledge and experience on which to draw.

Do feel free to comment on any of his blog posts, and forward them to anyone you know.

A taxing problem

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has announced plans to upgrade the international tax system for the global age. The problem with the existing tax rules is they... read more →

The return of risk-on

Just when you thought the US and China were in the process of resolving their trade dispute and becoming ’best friends’, the trade tensions have resurfaced. US President, Donald Trump,... read more →

Going Cold Turkey

The US has imposed sanctions on Turkey in a dispute over the arrest of a US pastor. This could have serious economic consequences for Turkey, but the current crisis has... read more →

Market correction

Since their highs in mid-January, global equity markets have declined by just under 10%.  The reason for the decline is that the global economy is expanding, with many central banks,... read more →

Japan – all systems go

Unlike many politicians in today’s world, the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, appears to know what he is doing.  Shinzo Abe’s calculated risk of an early General Election has paid... read more →

France – En Marche!

The election of Emmanuel Macron as the French President removes some of the political risk within Europe.  The new President is pro-business and wants to reform the Eurozone; however, in... read more →

Trump’s first 100 days

Saturday marks the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s Presidency.  Since his election, stock markets have risen on the back of his promised tax reforms and increase in infrastructure spending. ... read more →

Dodd-Frank Rules!

Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order to relax the US Dodd-Frank Banking Regulation Rules, although the details, at this stage, are vague.  The Executive Order is the start of... read more →

A topsy-turvy world

Another year is nearly over and what a year we have had. Who would have predicted it? At the start, markets were worried about slowing global economic growth, driven by... read more →

The US – all systems go

On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated the 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump, as the political outsider, represents a period of significant change. During the... read more →