The World In A Week – Wars on all Fronts

Last week was generally negative for equity markets. Most regions sold-off around -1%, with the FTSE All Share Index in the UK down -1.5% and the S&P 500 in the US down -1.6%.  There were some…

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UK economy flatlined in July

Our Chief Executive, Derrick Dunne, commented on the latest UK GDP Statistics: "Growth of only 0.1% in July falls well below even cautious expectations".

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Deep Dive: Absolute return landscape in the UK ripe for disruption

Our fund manager, Cormac Nevin, dives into the absolute return industry.

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The World In A Week – Japan fails to get its Suga rush

After hosting a successful Olympic and Paralympic games, it is now all change for Japan.  After just a year as the country’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga will be stepping down amid continuing…

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The World In A Week – The Long and Unwinding Road

Equity markets delivered positive returns last week, with the MSCI All Country World Index delivering +1.1% in sterling terms, while the FTSE All Share Index pretty much delivered the same return.…

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The World In A Week – Delta’s Dampening Effects

The rapid return of geopolitical risk did little to move the spotlight away from the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. While it is likely that Afghanistan will see significant instability in the coming…

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Why advisers are picking active funds this Summer

Advisers are using active and passive funds in an increasingly targeted way to get the best returns for clients.

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Experts keep one eye on September after July’s strong employment stats

The ONS estimated there were 953,000 job vacancies in May to July 2021, growing 290,000 compared to the previous quarter and 168,000 more than pre-pandemic.

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The World In A Week – Political Shift

Last week the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) returned +0.8% in GBP terms, underpinned by a strong week from Europe equities, Japanese equities and the FTSE All Share Index. Political tensions…

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Experts predict UK economy will recapture pandemic losses by end of 2021

Industry commentators are forecasting that the UK economy will "comfortably" recover to its pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year, after a strong June reading that took year-on-year Q2 growth to…

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