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August 2018

Welcome to the Autumn update. We have had some great weather over the last couple of weeks and I hope you have all been making the most of it. It is set to last for another couple of weeks, which I am sure is welcome news to us all after the snowstorms earlier this year.


With speculation of a rise of interest rates in apparent discussion, a loss of confidence in Theresa May’s Leave vote and the ongoing Brexit negotiations, spirits raised by England’s World Cup performance may start to dampen.

In further developments, as you may have seen in the news, Boris Johnson resigned from his position as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It is yet to be seen how this may impact Brexit negotiations and the markets moving forward, however we will keep you informed of any impacting fluctuations.

Ascot Lloyd news

In Ascot Lloyd news, we continue to strengthen our presence across our localities to provide greater reach and accessibility for our clients within the Yorkshire region.

Following the acquisition of the Pantheon Financial Group in February 2018, the Leeds office has now moved to a new location at the heart of the city centre; the occasion was marked with an opening party attended by a number of our executive team members, clients and advisers.

It was a great success and we look forward to what the future may hold on our new premises.

We are pleased to announce that it is now ready to download onto your device. In our article New App Launched we give you a breakdown of how to use some of its key features and how to download it.