Equities continued to move higher last week, as the Q2 earnings season kicked off with results from the big US financials, you will find further information below . Further information below. We noted in our Investment Outlook Update that policymakers in China could have a key influence on markets for the rest of the year. Interestingly, overnight the Q2 GDP release showed disappointing results which sharpens the focus from investors on key decision makers in Beijing and Shanghai.  


For those who missed it, a recording of our 30 minute outlook webinar from last Wednesday is available here. We also covered our new Fixed Term (Series 1) Fund which offers a headline rate of 4.12% per annum for three years. Zurich will be accepting Single Premiums on pension products into the fund until Friday 28th July. Please note access to the fund may close earlier depending on fund flows. For further information on the fund please see the webinar link, fund flyer, or contact your Broker Consultant or Account Manager. 


As always, if you wish to discuss anything in further detail, please do get in touch.