Brexit: our current views

This paper outlines our current thinking on the EU referendum and how we are positioning our portfolios to minimise investor risk.

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We do not currently believe that a leave vote is a probable outcome. However, in that unlikely event, we do believe the market implications could be quite negative in the short to medium term at least due to the heightened uncertainty about the position of the UK in Europe and on the global political stage. Therefore we have positioned our portfolios accordingly to reflect these views and protect investors.
Brexit update

About the author: Josh Seager

Josh is an investment analyst supporting the portfolio managers. He is responsible for macro-economic analysis which assists with asset allocation decisions. He also conducts analysis that contributes to portfolio construction and risk management across all portfolios.

Josh graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2012 and has since completed the IMC and CFA Levels 1 and 2. After leaving university, Josh joined the Threadneedle Investments graduate scheme, working as an Investment Risk Analyst for two and a half years before joining EQ.

Outside of work, Josh is a keen sportsman, playing football and running cross country and road races between 5k and half marathons.

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