The uncertainty over how Britain will negotiate its exit from the EU and the shape of any resulting trade deals may be a headache for politicians but for fund managers the challenges are equally daunting. How should a portfolio be re-weighted? Where are the best safe havens - assuming there are any? And what advice is there for investors who may be feeling spooked by all the uncertainty? Well one person familiar with those issues is Gary Waite, Portfolio Manager for Walker Cripps Investment Management and Gary joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
As you've been hearing in the news, the International Monetary Fund has warned that Europe faces severe economic and political damage if Britain votes to leave the EU in June's upcoming referendum. In its latest global update the IMF claimed a BREXIT would disrupt established trading relationships and cause "major challenges" for both the UK and the rest of Europe. Campaigners who want Britain to leave Europe say that IMF forecasts about Britain and other countries had been "consistently wrong" and that the biggest risks were "remaining in an unreformed EU". Arguments over whether Britain should stay in our out of Europe are of limited help to investors looking to position their financial portfolios in the run up to the vote. So where are the safe havens to put the money? Is it worth making any plans or should investors just sit tight and see how the drama plays out? Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree Europe and he joins Investment Perspectives presenter Juliette Foster, in the studio.
Europe's equity markets got off to a rocky start in the New Year thanks to low inflation, weak growth and uncertainty over whether central bank strategies to reverse the dynamics are actually working. The volatility isn't likely to go away anytime soon - making it difficult to locate the best places to invest cash. They are out there - as long as you know where to look and one person who does is Wei Li, head of EMEA investment strategy at iShares, BlackRock.