2017 Review and 2018 Outlook

Risk assets performed well in 2017, as the combination of strong economic growth and low inflation helped drive financial markets. This was all a far cry from the caution that greeted the start of 2017, when investors were concerned about the rise in populist politics. The next 12 months will see elevated levels of uncertainty due to Brexit, however, Britain is still open for business and remains the world’s number one financial centre.