State Street Brexometer

The State Street Brexometer Index is our quarterly snapshot that gauges investor sentiment on the impact of Brexit.

May 2018

Brexometer is a quarterly pulse survey designed to gauge investor sentiment on the economic impact of Brexit. The results cover the expected impact to operating models, levels of investment into the UK economy, prospects for global economic growth and appetite for investment risk.

Brexometer Q2 2018 was carried out in conjunction with PollRight*, and captures the views of 102 professional investors, comprising institutional and alternative investors, such as hedge funds, real estate and private equity**.

Here’s what we found

Investor confidence in UK assets has grown over the past quarter, with the number of investors looking to increase their holdings of UK assets slightly increasing (12% to 13%) – a return to the same level as in Q2 2017. The number of investors looking to decrease their holdings of UK assets fell to a record low of just 14% - down from a record high of 24% in Q1 2018.

Investors showed less optimism towards global economic growth. After a sharp growth in positive outlook for the global economy between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, when those with a positive outlook grew from 40% to 55%, sentiment fell in Q2 to just 36%.

Our research, along with commentary from our experts, can help you to understand the economic impact of Brexit, and support with your preparation.


*PollRight is a market research agency specialising in business-to-business research. As Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s in-house research department, it has been at the forefront of research-led PR for over 20 years, encompassing bespoke business omnibus surveying, desk research and analysis and data visualisation. ** Regions covered by survey included UK, US, Europe, Central & South America, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Oceania.