Market Monitor – 1 October 2021

MarketUpdates

Stock markets around the world have ended September with a whimper, and many bourses have recorded steep losses this week.

The case for sustainable investing in the UK

Sonal Sagar, Portfolio Manager, and Michael Hamblett, Analyst, look at the tailwinds for sustainable investing generally, the opportunities offered by the UK market and why the UK Sustainable Equity strategy is well placed to capitalise on this

Economic forecasts: Q3 2021

William Davies, CIO, EMEA & Global Head of Equities, on how the various regions have fared over the past three months as Covid restrictions have begun to be lifted, and what we as a business think might be in store as we look ahead

Market Monitor – 24 September 2021

MarketUpdates

In a rollercoaster week, global stock markets have managed to claw back sharp losses as fears of a major debt crisis in China eased.

Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

For investors evaluating financial institutions, the climate crisis will soon become a key consideration. Our research shows there is already a wide dispersion between the sector leaders and laggards.

Walking the delicate path to normalisation

In spite of summer jitters in financial markets, we expect governments will cautiously normalise monetary policy and global growth will remain robust. We believe there is further upside for equities, especially in cyclical sectors poised to gain from economic reopening.

Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

The onset of Covid-19 in Europe initially saw value and cyclical stocks perform poorly. But as the continent emerged out of the first wave towards the end of summer 2020, this began to reverse.

Market Monitor – 17 September 2021

MarketUpdates

Stock markets around the world have had another volatile week, with concerns about the difficult post-Covid recovery to the fore once again. Most major indices have, however, managed to avoid serious losses.

Cats, rivers & regulation: the lowdown on Chinese equities

Natasha Ebtehadj looks at the country from an equity investment perspective following a for-profit ban in education companies and increased regulation around its tech giants.

Topix hits 30-year high as PM Suga announces resignation

Daisuke Nomoto examines the events that have seen Yoshihide Suga resign as PM, looks at the potential candidates to replace him, and the implications of each for the market.