Arlingclose Insights

Minimum Revenue Provision – Revised Guidance

27 March 2018

News headlines have recently been dominated with Brexit as well as diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. It’s therefore possible that some people may have missed the announcement that the comedian Jim Bowen had died.  For fourteen years commencing in 1981 Jim...

iDealTrade - February 2018 Review

07 March 2018

Thank you to all those who have used iDealTrade his month. We are pleased to see a continuous stream of deals arranged via the platform and are still actively onboarding new users.  This yield curve shows the duration and rates of the last 30 transactions agreed on...

Rate Hikes, Job Cuts?

05 March 2018

A great strength of the UK economy since the financial crisis has been the ability to generate new employment, dampening the impact of some challenging economic conditions on household spending. In fact, the unemployment rate of 4.3% reported for the three months to November...

External Insight - Deutsche Asset Management

27 February 2018

EU Money Market Reform - LVNAVs: Cash or cash-equivalent?

Local Authority Credit Risk

21 February 2018

Introduction Arlingclose is often asked whether a certain local authority, or local authorities in general, are a safe counterparty for investing cash. The unease about the impact of continued budget cuts on local authority finances has prompted concern over their ability to...

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IFRS 9 and Pooled Funds

A treasury manager and a financial accountant were overheard chatting by the coffee machine recently… Treasury manager: That IFRS 9 is causing me a headache. I think I need to sell my investments in bond funds and property funds soon. If I hold...

Monday 05 February 2018 Read More

What could a hard Brexit mean for investors?

As negotiations continue between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, many are discussing whether we are going to have a hard or a soft Brexit. What does this mean exactly? A soft exit is effectively a partial exit where we would remain in the...

Tuesday 12 December 2017 Read More

iDealTrade - Local Authority Market Insight

Arlingclose launched iDealTrade.net on 8th November 2017. iDealTrade is a platform for local authorities to borrow and lend to one another, a market which has grown massively in recent years due to the high credit quality of local authorities...

Thursday 07 December 2017 Read More

Bank Stress Tests 2017 – Resilience, but no room for complacency

The fourth of the Bank of England’s annual stress tests for the UK’s key banking institutions has been the most demanding, incorporating two scenarios, the first of which is the annual cyclical scenario (‘ACS’) of a severe and synchronised domestic...

Wednesday 06 December 2017 Read More

The REIT way to invest in commercial property?

In an era characterised by historically low interest rates, the search for income charges on unabated across the financial world. With budgets under continuing pressure, local authorities too are seeking out higher yielding investment options and...

Tuesday 21 November 2017 Read More

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