Proving to be one of the most momentous years in modern British history, 2016 was filled with defining political announcements and landmark economic events. In its aftermath, 2017 is set to be a time of transition and transformation for Britain, presenting a new series of financial opportunities to investors.
This week, our CEO Luke Davis was featured in The Times discussing exactly what impact the EU referendum result has had on the UK’s SMEs, as well as the potential ramifications of Brexit.
However, Brexit is just one of a number of political and economic developments that look set to shape the SME investment landscape in 2017. With interest rates residing at record lows, Donald Trump sworn in as the new President of the United States and Theresa May continuing to form a new-look Conservative government, there are a range of factors that will be influencing the decisions of UK investors and businesses.
In light of this, to reveal just how investors are planning their financial strategy in 2017, IW Capital has surveyed 1,000 UK investors about their fears and aspirations over the next 12 months. The results are enlightening – we can reveal investor sentiment towards Brexit, Trump and the current Prime Minister and Cabinet. Moreover, the research uncovers exactly which asset classes UK investors are factoring into their 2017 investment strategy.
A full breakdown of the results will be launched next week in our upcoming report ‘2017: Aspirations, Fears and Priorities of UK Investors’. This report will be made available exclusively to members of Access 42, IW Capital’s industry-leading network for SME investors.