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Markets have quietened down over the course of the past two weeks.

It has been a relatively steady start to 2017 from a market perspective.

JM Finn & Co is pleased to announce that Edward Furness-Smith has joined JM Finn & Co as a senior investment manager in the London office.

By any stretch of the imagination, there has been a great deal to take on board during these first few weeks o f 2017.

JM Finn & Co have recently sponsored Colchester Rugby club and the Bury St Edmunds Hockey club.

Equity markets finished 2016 in optimistic mood, contrary to early expectations and a series of adverse political events.

Brett Bayliss and Dominic May have been appointed members of the Management Committee of JM Finn & Co, with effect from 1 January 2017.

So, farewell then 2016. It has certainly proved an eventful year, with plenty of surprises and more than enough for investors to worry about.

Following the most recent Monetary Policy Committee meeting the Bank of England announced that rates would be held steady at 0.25%.

John Eastgate and Edward Furness-Smith have agreed to join JM Finn & Co’s London office, following the completion of their contractual notice periods with their existing employer.

The digital version of JM Finn & Co's quarterly newsletter, Prospects, is now available.

Simon Wong has joined JM Finn & Co as a Wealth Planner.

With Christmas approaching ever faster and the autumn statement now behind us, we might reasonably expect markets to become a little quieter.