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A Mixed Start to 2020

29th Jan 2020

In Sterling terms, US and Global equity markets have started 2020 in positive territory. Major European, Asia Pacific and Emerging...

A solid end to the year for equities

10th Jan 2020

The political risks which influenced global equity markets for much of 2019 were dialled down in the fourth quarter, meaning...

'The Boris Bounce' - Will it last?

17th Dec 2019

The General Election results are in and the Conservative party won a comfortable majority, which will assist the Prime Minister...

A Waiting Game

26th Nov 2019

Campaigning for the General Election is underway, with a lot of media discussion focusing on the possible outcome on the...

Investment Update: Politics Predominate

7th Nov 2019

October was a subdued month for equity markets in Sterling terms, with the FTSE 100 down -1.87% and the MSCI...

Politics in Play

16th Oct 2019

The last three months have brought a series of political shocks ranging from on-going political manoeuvring around Brexit, US-China trade...

Looking to the future - long term investment themes

27th Sep 2019

As you know from our regular updates, we keep a close eye on the economic and political outlook and how...

Keep Your Head (When All Around Are Losing Theirs)

11th Sep 2019

It is easy to feel rattled with the continued political wrangling around Brexit in the UK, faltering trade talks between...

A Bumpy August

28th Aug 2019

Equity markets proved volatile in August, especially at the beginning of the month.  Whilst the S&P 500 reached new highs...

The Boris Factor

25th Jul 2019

The new Prime Minister has promised lower taxes, including cuts to income tax and stamp duty, and higher government spending,...

Market Update: Mixed Economic Data; Dividends Are the Sweet Spot

4th Jul 2019

Global equity markets have made headway in the first half of 2019, the MSCI World index has advanced 19.6% in...

Woodford Equity Income and the benefits of Active Management

7th Jun 2019

The benefits of our active management approach and the importance of having a well diversified portfolio with a number of...

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Taking Stock

2020 was a memorable year for investors. We saw the fastest global equity market fall in history of 20% or...

Vaccine Breakthrough - Could Calmer Waters Lie Ahead?

Global equities declined in October with the MSCI World index losing -3.08%.  The US presidential election, Brexit uncertainties and rising...

Review of Third Quarter and Looking Ahead

Global equities made gains in the third quarter and the MSCI World index was up 3.15%. This recovery was underpinned...

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

July was a mixed month for equity markets with many developed world indices dropping towards the end of the month...

Emerging from Lockdown

Global equity markets recovered in the second quarter as the trend in COVID-19 infections began to fall and central banks...

Focusing on Resilience

In a show of resilience, most major equity markets produced positive returns in Sterling terms in May. A combination of...

Into the Second Half

The prompt action from governments and central banks to provide large scale fiscal and monetary support and the decline in...

Lack of demand driving economies and financial markets

The UK has entered another 3-week period of “lockdown” to control the spread of the coronavirus and the United States...

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