Mark King
Mark King

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

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5 March 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Budget 2021: round-up

The government will continue to do “whatever it takes” to help the UK economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic – but the additional spending needed means increases in personal and business taxation over the next five years.
Read time - 3 min
5 March 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 5 March 2021

Global stock markets have largely bounced back from the losses sustained late last week (ending 26 February), but investors remain concerned about the possibility of higher levels of inflation and rising interest rates in the months ahead.
Read time - 2 min
26 February 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 26 February 2021

Global stock markets have endured another volatile week: while there are encouraging signs regarding the end of the pandemic with the vaccine roll-out continuing across Europe and North America, investors are growing more and more concerned about rising inflation.
Read time - 5 min
12 February 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 12 February 2021

Global stock markets have extended their February gains this week, although most indices have struggled to maintain the stellar performance seen at the start of the month.
Read time - 6 min
5 February 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 05 February 2021

Global stock markets hit record highs this week as optimism about new stimulus measures in the US and a potentially happy outcome to Brexit negotiations in Europe brought some pre-Christmas cheer. In both cases, however, it remains to be seen whether agreements can be reached before politicians in Washington, London and Brussels take their end-of-year break: but investors appear willing to believe there are strong grounds for hope.
Read time - 6 min
12 January 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 2021 outlook

The beginning of any new year is a good time to review your financial situation – but it is especially important in 2021 given the tumultuous 12 months that have just come to an end.
Read time - 4 min
18 December 2020

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 18 December 2020

Global stock markets hit record highs this week as optimism about new stimulus measures in the US and a potentially happy outcome to Brexit negotiations in Europe brought some pre-Christmas cheer. In both cases, however, it remains to be seen whether agreements can be reached before politicians in Washington, London and Brussels take their end-of-year break: but investors appear willing to believe there are strong grounds for hope.
Read time - 6 min
9 July 2020

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Summer Statement Roundup - 09 July 2020

The UK government has unveiled its latest package of support measures aimed at boosting consumer demand and helping businesses recover quickly from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read time - 7 min
20 January 2020

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Your 2020 personal finance plan

The start of the year is the ideal time to overhaul your finances and make sure you’re not paying over the odds on outgoings such as mortgage and utilities bills, while also checking your savings and investments are on course to meet your medium- and long-term goals.
Read time - 8 min
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Latest articles

5 March 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Budget 2021: round-up

The government will continue to do “whatever it takes” to help the UK economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic – but the additional spending needed means increases in personal and business taxation over the next five years.
Read time - 3 min
5 March 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 5 March 2021

Global stock markets have largely bounced back from the losses sustained late last week (ending 26 February), but investors remain concerned about the possibility of higher levels of inflation and rising interest rates in the months ahead.
Read time - 2 min
26 February 2021

Mark King

Head of Investment Content

Market Monitor - 26 February 2021

Global stock markets have endured another volatile week: while there are encouraging signs regarding the end of the pandemic with the vaccine roll-out continuing across Europe and North America, investors are growing more and more concerned about rising inflation.
Read time - 5 min
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