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- November 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 10

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Standing tall: UK offices remain resilient, despite the country’s destabilising political environment

by Mark McLaughlin

It is sometimes hard not to be distracted by all the noise around controversial political events like Brexit, especially when they are on your doorstep. As opinions become more polarised, it can be easy to lose a sense of perspective, which runs contrary to the increasingly global marketplace in which we all operate.

We were reminded of the importance of forming an impartial view of events such as Brexit when we accompanied some of our southern hemisphere colleagues on an investor trip to Southeast Asia recently. Rather than investors being put off completely by the ongoing Brexit debacle, we found that it had piqued some interest, albeit guarded, among those with a long-term investment mindset.

This interest has already manifested itself in the actions of investors from outside the UK, such as the recent acquisition by Citigroup of its headquarters in Canary Wharf in London and the closing of several Europe-focused funds with capital to deploy, some of which has been

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