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Confessions of a portfolio manager – # 3

Crashes exist precisely because they are unexpected. Today David confesses that trying to predict and time the precise future is somewhat futile. We know only one future will come to pass, but as we sit here today many are possible. Only one future will come to pass, but many are possible   Prepare, don’t predict

July 26, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Commodities may be poised for a comeback

Commodities have been the black sheep of many multi-asset portfolios. Ryan Katona, Consulting Analyst, explains why that may be changing.   Commodities: the post-GFC outlier   Most risk assets have enjoyed gains Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), most risk assets have delivered a relatively enjoyable investment experience. Developed market equities (MSCI World NR EUR

What’s the investment landscape looking like for multi-asset?

In this video David Vickers, Senior Portfolio Manager, discusses the current investment landscape for multi-asset. He discusses H1 2018, recession probabilities and Brexit. Related posts 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk Q2 Fixed Income Survey – the U.S. growth domino effect David Vickers – Senior Portfolio

Should I stay or should I go?

A strong start for markets in January was quickly replaced by uncertainty and volatility, which continue to this day. How might the rest of the year play out? Today Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy, looks back over the year so far and discusses the January effect.   “So goes January, so goes the

Running with the bulls

Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk

Note: This is the inaugural blog in a three-part series focusing on how to get returns in today’s bull market while protecting against risk — in other words, how to run with the bulls without getting trampled.   The risk of the downside    It’s no secret that we believe equity valuations in the U.S.

May 16, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Did active management hold up during first-quarter volatility?

Results from our quarterly survey of active managers   Despite volatility, active managers performed well Volatility may have rattled investors’ nerves during a rocky first quarter for markets, but did those with their assets in the hands of an active manager sleep better at night? The results from our quarterly survey of active management performance

Commodities rally

What’s behind the recent rally in commodities?

Positive trend   Commodities have been in a positive trend since mid-June of last year, when oil began moving higher from the low $40s.1 After a period of consolidation in February and March, commodities have seen some strong price advances, particularly in energy and metals. Today, we outline the drivers behind the recent rally, and

Fiduciary Management service – what does it look like?

For a trustee, beginning your partnership with a fiduciary manager is one of the most important decisions you can take – some have likened it to getting married! Here we explain what you should expect from your fiduciary service and why.   A note from Paul Wharton, Head of Fiduciary Management Clients, UK   ‘I

Confessions of a portfolio manager – #2

Confessions of a portfolio manager – #2

When is news noise? Today, David confesses that knowledge is power, but admitting when you’re not the expert is key. He looks at the US-China trade war tensions as an example of how news can influence investment behaviour. There is such a thing as too much information – knowledge is power, but knowing everything about

Apr 4, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Q2 Global Market Outlook – Shifting winds?

Is change in the wind for global investment markets and economies? See what our strategists’ views are for the second quarter of 2018 and beyond.   As we move deeper into the year, we see the potential for a change in the direction of the prevailing wind across global markets and economies. Why? Big U.S.

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