Thursday 9th March saw guests from across East Anglia attend the Alan Boswell Group Financial Seminar at Norwich City Football Club, where they gained unique insight into the current economic climate.
Coming just a day after the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2017 Spring Budget, the evening was set against the backdrop of the past 12 months. Compèred by ITV Anglia’s Jonathan Wills, the presentations by BMO Global Asset Management Co-Head Gary Potter and Norwich City FC Chairman Ed Balls, primarily focused on the impact of global affairs on the nation’s purse strings.
Taking a look back at significant events of the past 30 years, Gary explored a wide range of topics, including diversification of investment portfolios, inflation and the weight of a Toblerone. His over-riding message, however, was one of remaining calm in the face of political change and consulting a professional about managing your investments.
It was fantastic to have such engaging speakers at the Seminar
He was followed onto the stage by former-Shadow-Chancellor Ed Balls, who reflected on how the world is changing rapidly, not only touching on Brexit and the election of President Trump, but also on how digital technology is affecting investment choices.
The whole seminar was an interactive affair, with questions encouraged from the 125-strong audience throughout, with a lively debate to close.
Speaking after the event, Alan Boswell Financial Planners Director John Whitehead said: “It was fantastic to have such engaging speakers at the Seminar. This past year has been a turbulent one in many respects and we have had many clients asking for advice in the face of global political change. Being able to present a more positive light on those events, with presentations by both financial and political figures, was positively received by our guests.”