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With just six months until the Article 50 deadline of March 2019, it is worth reflecting on the current state of EU withdrawal negotiations and the possible impact a range of options may have on the financial markets and subsequently on our portfolios. It is...

We began the year by reflecting on the fact that 2017 saw extremely low levels of volatility and that complacency might be the biggest threat as Investors became used to the momentum trade only shifting prices upwards. An idle observation of market performance so far this...

In preparing these commentaries we always review our previous year’s reports and in that respect the January 2017 makes for interesting reading. In it we reflected on 2016 as a year of unexpected events and political turmoil but ultimately a positive year for most asset...

Conventional wisdom would dictate that the first budget of a new parliamentary term should provide the opportunity for a Chancellor to be bold but given the tenuous position of having no overall majority and the travails of Brexit, a more prosaic budget was perhaps an...

It has been said that one of the first lessons in leadership is ‘to make sure your numbers add up’. The irony of this is not likely to be lost on Theresa May who, just as her predecessor David Cameron did with the referendum on...

Our continued expansion means CDC has once again been on the acquisition trail, with two additions to the team. Neil Briggs has joined us as an Adviser. He is well known to CDC and joins us bringing 20 years’ of experience in providing top quality...

We are delighted to announce one of the most significant and exciting developments in our recent history – the opening of a London office. From 31st March CDC will be opening a ‘flagship’ office at No1 Cornhill, London. Cornhill is regarded as the nucleus of...

The final Spring Budget was always expected to be a low-key affair and so it proved, with Chancellor Philip Hammond delivering a polished performance, but one which lacked anything of real magnitude. Whilst the pre-budget forecasters pontificated that most of the weightier issues wouldn’t be...

We are excited to announce that CDC have entered into a sponsorship arrangement with snooker player John Astley. John Astley is a local young snooker talent who turned pro in 2013. He earned the Rookie of the Year award after some impressive performances during his debut...

Wednesday saw Phillip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement and the first major pronouncement of the state of the nation’s finances since Brexit. Last weekend the New Chancellor said his plan will not include a big new spending push due to the high levels of public debt...