Brexit vote impact: how will the Commons vote affect the markets?
Join us here for a live #IGBrexitChat at 1pm (UK time) on Wednesday 16 January, where we will be discussing the impact of the Commons vote with experts including analyst Alexandra Kellert and economist Peter Dixon.
Brexit has dominated the headlines for over two years now, and we are no closer to knowing what will happen after the UK leaves the EU. The uncertainty hinges on the House of Commons vote, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 15 January, which will make or break UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Should her deal be ratified, it is likely that stability and confidence in the markets will grow. Expect a rise in the strength of the pound, and a possible short-term increase in British stock prices. However, should her deal be rejected, there will be increased uncertainty which could cause the pound to slump, and British indices could fall.
With so much trepidation surrounding the prime minister’s deal, we’ll be airing a special Brexit chat at 1pm (UK time) on Wednesday 16 January – the day after the Commons vote. IG’s Jeremy Naylor will be live in the studio with Alexandra Kellert from Control Risks and Peter Dixon from Commerzbank AG to analyse the possible effects on the markets. Ahead of the chat, he’ll also be speaking with Ben Habib from First Property Group, and the highlights from that interview will be played during the show.
About the experts
Alexandra Kellert is an analyst at Control Risks, where she is responsible for providing security, political and operational risk analysis on Western European countries and EU institutions. She has taken the lead on the company’s Brexit analysis and produces regular updates for its online subscription services.
Peter Dixon has over twenty years’ experience in macroeconomic analysis. Currently, he is Commerzbank AG's global financial economist based in London. Prior to assuming this role, Peter spent four years as head of Commerzbank's international economics group.
Ben Habib is the CEO and founder of First Property Group, an award-winning commercial property fund with operations in the UK and Central Europe. Ben started his career in corporate finance at Shearson Lehman Brothers before moving to PWS Holdings to be its finance director.
What will we talk about?
One of the key talking points of Brexit is what the impact of the UK’s departure will be on the markets. As such, our chat will cover the following questions:
- Which markets should you be watching?
- What direction is EUR/GBP likely to move in?
- What are the possible effects on the FTSE 100?
- How can you capitalise on market volatility following the vote?
- How will the EU react?
Guide the discussion
There will be a live Q&A during the session, so you can put forward any topics you’d like Alexandra and Peter to discuss, or any questions you want answered. Tag your questions using #IGBrexitChat on Twitter or Facebook to get involved.
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