Investors to capitalise on post-Brexit opportunities

Savvy investors will be capitalising on the post-Brexit referendum volatility in global financial markets – whatever the outcome, affirms the boss of financial advisory firm deVere Group.

The observation from Nigel Green, the founder and chief executive of the group, which has more than $10bn under advice, comes as the latest polls show that the vote on 23 June will be closer than most experts had predicted even several weeks ago.

“Naturally, global financial markets fluctuate in response to events such as referendums, general elections, and other major geopolitical situations, both in the run-up and afterwards.

“But with the EU referendum being so close and therefore so unpredictable, and with its outcome having such a far-reaching and long-term impact, it is likely that the markets will react perhaps more than they would in other circumstances.

“It can be expected that investors will be capitalising on the post-Brexit referendum volatility in global financial markets – whatever the outcome,” Green said.

He continued: “They will be poised to take advantage of the anticipated fluctuations.

“Whilst some people are put-off investing because of volatility, many of the most successful investors welcome it. This is because profitable opportunities are found where there are fluctuations.

“Fluctuations can cause panic-selling and mis-pricing. High quality equities can then, for example, become cheaper, meaning investors can top up their portfolios and/or take advantage of lower entry points. This all, in turn, means greater potential returns.

“A recent instance of this scenario would be oil. Oil prices are now up around 70% since the beginning of the year,” he said.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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