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In Conversation: How betting odds on the Referendum results can influence Sterling, introducing the HiFX Brexit Barometer

By HiFX   /     Jun 16, 2016  /     Europe  /     , , , , ,

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.


With just a week to go until Britain goes to the polls for the EU Referendum, it’s still not clear which way the country is going to vote.  While Remain campaigners had a strong start, recently the Leave campaign has pulled ahead slightly, according to the Financial Times Brexit poll of polls campaign (47% Leave, 44% Remain, 9% undecided, as of 15th June 2016).

But should we pay attention to the polls at all? And what does it all mean for businesses that are exposed to the fluctuating exchange rates?

Join the HiFX Economists as they discuss why listening to the bookies might be a better bet:


Watch the video to find out:

  • Why polls don’t always get it right, but betting odds can give a better idea of what to expect.
  • How exchange rates between the Pound and the Euro could change in different scenarios, using the HiFX Brexit Barometer:

HiFX Brexit Barometer

  • What factors you may wish to consider when planning international payments for your business in the coming weeks.

The Economists

CChris-Towner-100pxhris Towner
Chris joined HiFX Financial Services (which in 2012 became HiFM) in 2003 helping corporate clients manage their FX risk. He has headed up the advisory business since 2006 and is now the managing director. Prior to this Chris traded Sterling for Barclays Capital.

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Andy-Scott-100pxAndy Scott 
Andy has been with the HiFX Group for the past 10 years providing guidance on currency risks to clients. With a wealth of knowledge and a real passion for the currency markets he joined HiFM in 2013 as an Associate Director advising clients on how best to manage their currency risk.

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What’s on your mind?

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You can view all our Brexit resources here.


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