How does the Fed’s decision impact UK interest rates?

Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing of the Bank of England’s decision on UK rates?

Read full article here

Important information – for professional investors only. Not for retail clients.

Investment risks

These funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future performance. The value of an investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and your clients may not get back the original amount invested. A majority of the investments made by the funds may be in securities of small and medium sized companies. Such securities may involve a higher degree of risk than would be the case for securities of larger companies. Neptune funds are not tied to replicating a benchmark and holdings can therefore vary from those in the index quoted. For this reason the comparison index should be used for reference only. References to specific securities are for illustration purposes only and should not be taken as a solicitation to buy or sell these securities. Please remember that forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. The content of this document is formed from Neptune’s views as at the date of issue. We do not undertake to advise you as to any change of our views. Neptune does not give investment advice and only provides information on Neptune products. Please refer to the Prospectus for further details.



Halifax: House prices up 8.6%

House prices in the three months to September were 8.6 per cent up year-on-year, according to Halifax. But while prices were up on an annual basis, they dropped 0.9 per cent to £202,859 between August and September. Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis says: “Housing demand has been strengthening recently, underpinned by economic growth, rising real earnings […]


John Malone: Why I’ve changed my tune on packagers

For those of you that follow trade press you may be aware that I have recently accepted my second chairmanship with Positive Lending, a packager of specialist property finance, with my inaugural role being with Front Events, the financial services events company behind Financial Services Expo and led by James Prosser. The two roles are […]


Nottingham opens up 95% range to brokers

Nottingham Building Society has opened up its 95 per cent LTV products to brokers. This is the first time the Nottingham’s 95 per cent range has been available through intermediaries, having previously being offered solely through its branches. The lender has two products: a three-year fixed rate at 4.59 per cent and a five-year fixed […]

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Why register with Mortgage Strategy?

Mortgage Strategy continues to be the market-leading B2B mortgage publication in the UK, and provides trusted, independent insight with the aim of helping, promoting and analysing the latest developments for mortgage professionals.

News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

Mortgage Strategy Events
Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, webinars and more.

Research and insight
Take part in and see the results of Mortgage Strategy's flagship investigations into industry trends.

Have your say
Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

Register now