Editorial: Summer of discontent

Author: | Published: 28 Jun 2017

It's been a few months of ups and downs for the global financial markets. Brexit and Donald Trump, as well as other government elections and reshuffles in a number of jurisdictions have all played a role in upsetting the stability of the markets.

Most recently, the news of Theresa May's narrow victory in the UK elections contributed further to weakening the pound, whose downward trend has been a fixture of the financial markets since the Brexit vote in June 2016. That being said, the reality of a so-called hung parliament – where no single party has an overall majority – and...