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Domestic and international politics can have an effect on everything from interest rates to economics growth. All of these can affect the investment landscape.

The value of investments may fall as well as rise. You may not get back the full amount that you originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. There is no guarantee about the level of capital or income returns that will be generated.


We use our expertise to source articles and opinions that take a critical look at the investments market. These articles, provided by leading experts, offer insight into the state of the investments market for charities, plus what to look out for.

Please note
: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect CAF’s views.

  • 21 August 2019 

    Populist push

    A new 'post-globalisation' era may have major implications for investors.
  • 20 August 2019 

    Brexit – opportunity in uncertainty?

    The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October. Under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – once viewed by many as unthinkable – is now a real possibility. The questions are: what might be the fallout if the UK crashed out of the EU? And what would it mean for investors?
  • 31 July 2019 

    Where next for financial markets?

    By Andrew Milligan OBE, Head of Global Strategy, Aberdeen Standard Investments. Central banks have made their moves. Politicians have delivered key announcements. What do these mean for financial markets for the rest of the year and into 2020?
  • 22 May 2019 

    Heads you win… tails you win?

    By Steve Russell, Investment Director. Can you have your cake and eat it with index-linked bonds? Back in 2007 who would have thought that interest rates would not only be cut to almost zero, but then stay more or less on the floor for the next ten years.
  • 22 May 2019 

    A new era of hope

    Govinda Finn. Will imperial accession finally inspire Japan to turn from economic laggard to leader?
  • 16 April 2019 

    Populism - and why it matters to investors

    By Christopher Lewis, Investment Manager. The political activism stemming from divergent incomes and wealth has potential consequences for economies and markets.
  • 1 April 2019 

    Is Europe's slowdown really that severe?

    By Janet Mui, Global Economist. Just as investors were pleasantly surprised by Europe’s robust performance in 2017, so they were dismayed when much of that growth abruptly vanished last year.

  • 27 March 2019 

    The many contradictions of the US Federal Reserve

    Stephen Jones, Chief Investment Officer. The US Federal Reserve opted to hold rates steady in this month’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting. You’d think maintenance of the status quo ought to be relatively benign in terms of market reaction – not so this time.
  • 18 March 2019 

    Global Economic Outlook Q1 2019

    The current global economic growth environment remains subdued. Our suite of short term activity indicators has deteriorated since our last outlook, and global business sentiment indicators have yet to find a bottom.
  • 15 March 2019 

    The Brexit unknown: views from Schroders experts

    In a turbulent week for UK politics, a range of Schroders experts translate events for investors - and speculate on what might happen next.


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