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Podcast: Ben Seager-Scott at our LSE investment seminar

In January 2015 we hosted the Tilney Bestinvest investment seminar at the London Stock Exchange. During the event Ben Seager-Scott, our Director of Investment Strategy took to the stage to give us his market review and outlook for 2015.

Ben begins his talk by discussing the performance of the major asset classes in 2014, including the surprise outperformance of long-dated government bonds and the dramatic fall in the commodities complex. He also considers the effect of currencies on investor returns last year, particularly when it comes to Japan and the United States.

Moving onto 2015, and Ben gives us his views on several of this year’s biggest developments. These include the current banking crisis and the quantitative easing programme recently announced by the European Central Bank. Ben goes on to give his view on the halving of the price of crude oil, as well as why the price dropped and who stands to benefit from it.

Ben’s talk concludes with the current positioning of our Tilney Bestinvest in-house portfolios – including recent changes in our exposure to equities and commodities and the reasons for these decisions.

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The value of all investments can go down as well as up and you can get back less than you originally invested.

The information in this video is for educational and leisure purposes only and should not be taken as advice. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Different funds carry varying levels of risk depending on the geographical region and industry sector in which they invest. You should make yourself aware of these specific risks prior to investing. Funds which invest in specific sectors may carry more risk than those spread across a number of different sectors. In particular, gold, technology and other focused funds can suffer as the underlying stocks can be more volatile and less liquid.

All information, opinions and estimates in this document are those of Tilney Bestinvest and constitute our best judgement as at the time of this presentation and may be superseded by subsequent market events or other reasons.