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Brexit: Re-thinking your portfolio in times of uncertainty

Since U.K. voters decided to leave the European Union in June 2016, institutional investors around the world having been analyzing what potential impact this could have for their portfolios and businesses. With Boris Johnson’s installation as the new U.K. prime minister, the likelihood of a “No-deal” Brexit on 31 October – the date of Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU – has increased. 

MSCI has created a range of resources bringing investors and analytical tools to help assess the effects of Brexit and its aftermath on markets, asset classes, investment strategies and the economy. 

Brexit and the MSCI indexes: questions and answers

Brexit and the MSCI indexes: questions and answers

The performance of markets post-Brexit highlights the importance of capturing how companies across different industries are exposed to economic activity beyond their domestic borders.

Understanding geographic distribution of company revenues could enhance the investment decision processes for constructing and managing global portfolios.  Investors should also consider how tilting their portfolios towards stocks with higher international or domestic exposure, could impact their investments.

Brexit, Black Wednesday and Real Estate’s Currency Risk

Brexit, Black Wednesday and Real Estate’s Currency Risk

When investors buy overseas real estate, they inevitably take on foreign-exchange exposure. The resulting currency-market dislocations resulted in near-term losses for some investors, but also created attractive opportunities for investors to buy real estate exposure in the U.K.

What would a “No deal” Brexit mean for markets?

What would a “No deal” Brexit mean for markets?

The U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union reverberated across financial markets in roughly ways that MSCI has anticipated. Changes in bond yields and equity returns within the first day of trading following the vote fell within the range of two possible outcomes modeled last March by MSCI. Thomas Verbraken of MSCI’s risk research group reviews both scenarios in a webinar convened on June 27. Listen to the webinar here.

Updates

How the Brexit vote may impact your portfolio

How the Brexit vote may impact your portfolio

The Brexit vote has stirred up markets and upped systemic risk for Britain. The question now is whether the ripples will continue and how they may or may not intensify.

What the rise in populism may mean for your portfolio

What the rise in populism may mean for your portfolio

The decision by a majority of U.K. voters to leave the European Union shines a light on fissures between perceived winners and losers from globalized markets.

Brexit and the MSCI indexes: questions and answers

Brexit and the MSCI indexes: questions and answers

The results of the referendum will not have any immediate impact on the maintenance of MSCI Indexes, which will reflect the exit of the U.K. from the EU when that becomes effective.