There are growing fears that Britain could crash out of the EU without a formal deal next March, but what would this mean for your finances? FT Money has assembled a panel of political and financial experts to discuss the political outlook, how to invest in a time of uncertainty, and the financial planning options that many wealthy people are weighing up.We will highlight the key areas of concern for investments, including property at home and overseas, plus pensions and currency risk.
FT Money Investment Forum
What would a "no deal" Brexit mean for your finances?
Editor, FT Money
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Topics to be debated include:
- How likely is a "No deal" Brexit?
- Strategies to protect your wealth
- How to hedge against a crash in Sterling
- The merits of international diversification
- Are UK equities screaming good value?
- Outlook for the property market
Claer Barrett is the Financial Times' Personal Finance Editor as well as the editor of FT Money. She has worked for the FT group for over a decade, joining the Investors Chronicle magazine as the financial crisis took hold, specialising in property and buy-to-let investment. She became the FT's retail correspondent in 2011, then served as deputy UK news editor before being appointed to her current role. Her weekly Serious Money column won the Headline Money commentator of the year award in 2016 and 2017. A frequent contributor to TV and radio debates on personal finance and investing, she is an expert on the BBC1 series Right on the Money.
Jim Pickard was appointed chief political correspondent at the Financial Times in January 2013. Based in the House of Commons, Pickard covers a wide variety of beats including the Labour party, unions, Defra, DCLG, Department of Transport and the House of Lords.
James Blitz is the FT’s Whitehall Editor and the main writer of the FT’s daily Brexit Briefing. In a wide-ranging career on the paper, he has been Political Editor, Defence and Diplomatic Editor, Rome Bureau Chief and Leader Writer. After graduating from St Andrews and Oxford universities, he started in journalism as a BBC News Trainee and was Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times in the final Gorbachev years. In 2004, he was awarded the David Watt Prize for a profile he wrote of Tony Blair in the very first edition of the FT magazine. He occasionally comments on British politics for French radio and Italy’s RAI 3 channel.
Michael Martin joined 7IM in 2017 as a relationship manager. He has financial industry experience of over 20 years, 17 of which has seen him advising clients. He has a specialisation in advising partners in law and accountancy firms, in addition to working on complex financial issues with private clients. He previously worked for Barclays Wealth and more recently Cazenove Capital. He holds a diploma in Financial Planning and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
Agenda - 8th Oct
6:30pmArrival and Drinks Reception
Claer Barrett, Personal Finance Editor and Editor of FT Money, Financial Times
8:30pmClose and Drinks Reception
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Please note: The information provided in this forum does not constitute investment advice. Topics discussed during the event are for general information only and are not intended to be relied upon by individuals in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment decision. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. The Financial Times Limited does not accept any liability for any loss suffered by any attendee as a result of any such decision.