20 Aug
Risk assets continued their recent run of good form, with all main equity regions producing positive returns (in GBP) through July per the chart below: Emerging Market and Asia Pacific equities...
 
18 Jun
May was a turbulent month for global capital markets, with equities and currencies in particular exhibiting something of a rollercoaster profile; driven by heavy macroeconomic and geopolitical news...
 
21 May
April initially saw the continuation of (planned) US trade sanctions with the release of a list containing 1,300 Chinese products subject to 25% tariffs related to intellectual property abuses and...
 
05 Feb
Into (and out of) the mini-crisis As we touched upon in last month’s commentary, the first few days of February were nothing if not alarming to all market participants, as stock and bond prices fell...
 
08 Jan
An auspicious start to the year… It seems somewhat disingenuous to be writing a commentary on January’s market moves whilst largely ignoring the tumultuous events we’ve seen at the start of February...
 
06 Nov
Low volatility environment still abounds After a positive first half of the month for Emerging Markets and Asian Equities, both sectors began to sell off as some of the biggest outperformers for 2017...
 
25 Jul
Pragmatically Cautious Following the ‘return of volatility’ in the first quarter, the second was characterised by heavy macroeconomic and geopolitical news flow, largely driven from the US and Europe...
 
27 Apr
Less certaintyOur last quarterly update rather presciently asked, could equity markets maintain their remarkable run to new highs? The answer was, for reasons of duration, valuation and variation, no...
 
08 Jan
Déjà vu? In 2017, numerous remarkable records were set by US equity markets: For the first time in its history, the S&P 500 did not have a single monthly decline, and indeed has now risen for 14...