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UK Long-Term Statistics - 2018


October 8, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 edition of ‘Long-term statistics’, Willis Towers Watson’s annual publication that presents historical data for key economic and investment indices. It gives details of bank rates, shares, rates of inflation, retail prices, index of real earnings, deposits, returns, dividends and pensions.

The article in this year’s edition, “Economic and market outlook: Problems and solutions but no easy answers”, discusses the market outlook and portfolio strategy for the next five years. The article begins with reviewing 2017 economic and market conditions. It then moves on to discuss the forward-looking global economic and capital market outlook. Finally, it discusses the key challenges investors will face and provides solutions for portfolio strategy. An environment of high asset prices and rising downside risks over the medium term cause problems for portfolio strategy with no easy answers. Maximising diversity, alpha, and obtaining intelligent downside protection all require significant time and expertise. However, the rewards are significant. The article used in this edition of the Long-term statistics is an excerpt from the Willis Towers Watson Five-year capital market outlook 2018.

Readers of this publication accept full responsibility for the use of any of the information contained herein. This publication carries no guarantee of completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and Towers Watson makes no warranty of any kind. The information in this publication does not constitute professional advice.

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