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Asset Class Commentary May 2022

Asset Class Commentary May 2022

GDP, inflation and unemployment rates are being closely watched by investors as prices continue to rise and investors disagree on how central banks should proceed. 

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Asset Class Commentary April 2022

Asset Class Commentary April 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has added to inflationary pressures and has led to a challenging start to the year for investors.

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Asset Class Commentary March 2022

Asset Class Commentary March 2022

With the world’s attention focused on the tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine, it is difficult at times to put aside personal, political and humanitarian views and to concentrate on the financial implications of global events. 

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Investment Outlook 2022

Investment Outlook 2022

Although the pandemic is far from over, with cases in some areas rising to the highest levels seen since the beginning of the pandemic and the threat of a new variant always around the corner, the volatility from the pandemic seen in markets is decreasing, as investors become more accustomed to the ebbs and flows of an endemic virus.

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Investment Focus on China December 2021

Investment Focus on China December 2021

Much investor attention has turned to China in the past year, with increased foreign capital flowing into Chinese stocks. In our view it is worthwhile looking more closely at this to see what investors are focusing on.

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Asset Class Commentary December 2021

Asset Class Commentary December 2021

Initially, the emergence of the Omicron variant spooked investors and caused markets to fall.  

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Asset Class Commentary November 2021

Asset Class Commentary November 2021

Central banks are moving increasingly closer to raising interest rates as inflation is beginning to look less and less transitory.  

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 Asset Class Commentary October 2021

Asset Class Commentary October 2021

Last month the spread of Covid variants was at the forefront of investors’ minds. This month tighter monetary policy is pushing its way forward. 

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Asset Class Commentary September 2021

Asset Class Commentary September 2021

After lots of recent positivity, investors are now concerned with the rising number of Delta variant cases.

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Asset Class Commentary August 2021

Asset Class Commentary August 2021

After lots of recent positivity, investors are now concerned with the rising number of Delta variant cases.

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Asset Class Commentary July 2021

Asset Class Commentary July 2021

As economies edge closer to reopening, there are undoubtedly more positives to look forward to. 

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Asset Class Commentary May 2021

Asset Class Commentary May 2021

With economies starting to re-open and recover, and Covid vaccination programs in full swing, investors are becoming increasingly focussed on inflation.  

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Client Newsletter July 2020

Client Newsletter July 2020

The summer statement

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Client Newsletter February 2020

Client Newsletter February 2020

At last the autumn Budget…

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Client Newsletter Spring 2019

Client Newsletter Spring 2019

The tax year end looms into view...

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