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

Has the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reached its peak for the cycle?

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Apr 30, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

Integration of ESG in a disruptive world

Responsible investing: Will ESG factors disrupt the way you invest?   Our recent quarterly update focused on disruptions — how the current environment can be disrupted by new approaches and technologies. Often disruptors sit in plain sight. The trends and efforts they represent can emerge over time, but ESG factors can also suddenly impact both

Does the rise in oil prices tell a wider commodities story?

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Apr 23, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Facebook scandal

#DeleteFacebook: Data privacy concerns flood the social network

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal   On March 16, news broke that British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had gained improper access to data from as many as 50 million Facebook users (an estimate that has since been upped to 87 million).1 That firm and its top executives are now also under fire for alleged violations of U.S.

Apr 18, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

We’ve already almost tripled all of 2017’s volatility. Why?

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Apr 16, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

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

U.S. job growth slumps while trade war fears rise

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Apr 9, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
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

Another week of ups and downs: Volatility batters markets again

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Apr 2, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

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