FTSE 100 Flounders to Worst Quarterly Performance Since ’87

Tuesday, March 31: Equity markets rounded off the quarter in a relatively sanguine manner, in contrast to outsized market moves and volatility we have witnessed over the last 4-6 weeks. The FTSE 100 experienced its worst quarter since 1987, losing almost 14%, despite leading major developed market indices intraday(+1.95%).Market moves were more marginal on the…

17 March 2020 – Covid-19 Vertem Operational Update

In response to the Government advice that wherever possible employees should work from home, we have implemented plans for Vertem and Vertus Wealth staff to do exactly that. All staff have access to technology and facilities that will allow them to perform their daily duties as efficiently as possible from remote locations and access their…

Coronavirus Hits Sports Luxe

Wednesday, 19th February: The sport luxe trend is still kicking about, but some of the leading brands in the market are opening up and adding to the growing list of companies raising sales concerns over coronavirus. On Wednesday, Adidas and Puma, both of which make circa one third of their sales in Asia, warned that…

Employment Reaches Record High

Tuesday, 18th February: Markets were hit by news from Apple surrounding the impact coronavirus was due to have on their sales, adding to existing concerns the virus us having on the financial operations of business, with specific supply constraints for Apple and adding to the concerns already raised by the likes of AstraZeneca and Burberry…

NMC Health’s U-Turn On FTSE

Monday, 17th February: The FTSE 100 started off the new week by creeping up by 0.28% in the opening trade following an update from China’s central bank regarding the disruption caused to businesses following the virus outbreak and their efforts to ease the negative impact it is having on trading. Property listings operator Rightmove released…

Aston Martin Taken for a Stroll

Friday, 31 January: Before we get onto the Coronavirus, Brexit or anything else. Give yourself a pat on the back, if you’re reading this you’ve made it, January is practically done. Raise a glass, let your hair down and rejoice in February and it’s beautiful slightly longer than usual but still short 29-day life span….