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Investment Week speaks to Susie Foottit, director at Helm Godfrey and Role Model of the Year at our Women in Investment Awards 2017.
Women need to “go for as much as possible” if they want to get ahead in financial services, according to Helm Godfrey’s Susie Foottit, as the sector can be a “fantastic” place for women to work.
Susie Foottit left school at 15 years old without any qualifications. She has come a long way since then.
From a standing start of around 20 clients, she has risen to become both a director and shareholder at Helm Godfrey, and in August will celebrate 40 years working in the financial services industry.
Eyes have been on Germany this week.
This week is all about the UK.
Starting with the global outlook, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are forecasting stable growth for the global economy in the next six to nine months.
A global look this week, focussing on China and the US.
Both the official manufacturing PMI, published by the National Bureau of Statistics, and the unofficial PMI, published by Markit/Caixin, evidenced improved output during August.
This week we focus on the German economy. According to the Centre for European Economic Research, the ‘ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell considerably by 7.5 points in August 2017 and now stands at 10.0 points. The indicator thus remains significantly below the long-term average of 23.8 points’.
The focus this week is on the slightly surprising UK inflation figures.
This week we focus on UK trade and the US Treasury budget.
The Dow Jones hit an all time high last week. Our focus this week though is on the UK and China.