Investment 360 Index FY2030th September 2019
Confidence in the UK’s economic prospects have slumped, while dissatisfaction in the Government has risen.
Now in its third year, the survey behind CIL’s Investment 360 Index was conducted over a three-week period between August and September 2019. We had 276 respondents.
The Index provides a snapshot of business sentiment among UK investment professionals and management teams over time. This year’s Index reveals some interesting results. The uncertainty caused by Brexit, as well as a range of other factors affecting global economies such as the US / China trade war, is weighing heavily on investors in the short term. However, thanks to sound monetary policy from the Bank of England and strong fundamentals — Brexit aside — the long-term economic outlook for the UK remains positive. Other key takeaways include:
- A shift away from M&A being such a clear seller’s market
- Negativity towards the Government
- Appetite for increased government spending