It’s no exaggeration to say that we are living in extraordinary times, financially speaking.
It’s rare for genuinely unprecedented events to happen in financial markets, but interest rates across the globe, have never been as low as they are now – stretching back across 5,000 years of history.
Meanwhile, in the world of politics, all of the old certainties that most of us have grown up with – that free trade was good, that free markets were the most effective way to allocate resources, and that politics globally was converging on a broadly capitalist approach to economic management – is being shaken up and, in some cases, entirely rejected.
In the UK, we not only have a political class tearing itself apart over its inability to execute any form of Brexit, we also have a Labour Party that wants to wind the clock back to the 1970s, with the renationalisation of the utilities and railways just the beginning of a long list of radical changes to the UK’s governance.
The outlook has rarely been more confusing. So that’s why, if you want to grow and protect your wealth, you need to attend MoneyWeek’s Wealth Summit in London, on 22 November.
We have a raft of expert guests joining us to help you to cut through the noise and focus on what really matters for your financial security and well-being.
• James Anderson of top-performing investment trust Scottish Mortgage will be interviewed by MoneyWeek editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb on the prospects for tech stocks and the hottest trends.
• Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane will be joining us for a panel discussion on the future of money – what does the current environment of negative interest rates say about our financial system and where might we go from here?
• Financial historian and analyst Russell Napier will be sharing his views on the outlook, while investment tycoon Jim Mellon will be discussing the industry he is currently most excited about.
• And much, much more – read the full agenda so far here.
Don’t miss out – book your ticket now. And if you’re a MoneyWeek subscriber, check out your latest issue (out today, Friday 13 September) for a discount code to get 20% off your ticket.