Economic Outlook Chairmen's Dinner

Inflexion held its annual UK economic outlook dinner with Simon Wells, Chief UK Economist at HSBC, once again giving his forecast for the year ahead. The event is one of the most popular in our calendar for both our portfolio Chairmen and members of our senior business leader network.

An engaging and informal discussion followed Simon’s economic forecast, with guests sharing their views on how company boards and investors might better prepare for unexpected events such as the US election surprise and UK referendum vote. Guests also gave their thoughts on how 2017 would likely unfold and the impact macro-economic events and security issues might have on UK based companies. Currency volatility, hiring challenges and regulatory changes were all cited as issues facing UK companies.

Guests overall outlook for 2017 was upbeat, both for the UK’s economic outlook as well as for entrepreneurially led businesses to take advantage of the future EU dislocation with more nimble decision making and an ability to pivot business strategy against larger competitors.