“Shaping the Future” – Our First Webinar

Steve Douglas and Michael Appleby delivered Altair’s first ever Webinar on the 20th June, where they looked at “Shaping the Future” with 26 attendees from all over the UK following the hour long online seminar. The presentation covered: • An organisational overview and how we have developed • A summary of the key results from…

MPC Decision

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has released the voting decisions and Minutes of the meeting which ended on 14 June 2017. The Minutes reveal that the Committee voted 5-3 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.25% per annum and unanimously to; 1)  continue with the programme of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bonds purchases totalling…

Fed FOMC Statement

The Federal Open Market Committee issued its latest statement today. The vote to increase the borrowing target range by 25 bps to 1.00-1.25% from 0.75-1.00% was 8 to 1, with Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari voting against the action, preferring no change in monetary policy. Kashkari also dissented at the March 15 meeting when the…

The Election Result

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” Having pushed the button, the result has been a remarkable miscalculation for Mrs May. The dust is starting to settle on the make-up of the new Cabinet following the surprise result in last week’s General Election. This particular explosion has resulted in: The loss of Gavin…