On December 14th 2023, CNBC Street Signs Europe interviewed Astra Asset Management's Portfolio Manager Shikha Gupta to discuss BoE and Fed rate action, supply dynamics facing the UK housing market and the resilience of consumer balance sheets.

In light of the most recent government figures, Shikha Gupta does not forsee a widespread mortgage crisis in the UK. In comparison to the GFC, the indebtedness of the UK consumer has decreased and the increase in house prices has nurtured positive home equity for many owners.

For the full interview please visit the CNBC website

This interview was conducted on 14.12.23 and reflects the speaker’s opinion as at that date.