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This timeline highlights some of the market events during the last few weeks and how our experienced team has navigated the market volatility. We also highlight what to look out for in the weeks ahead and highlight some positives amongst all the negative news.
Podcast: Coronavirus - Asian markets corrections and resilience
Declining cash rates and investors’ healthy appetite for risk saw high yield credit spreads fall sharply in 2019, resulting in favourable returns from the asset class. In this update, Matt Philo and Jason Epstein, Co-Heads of High Yield, outline some of the factors that might affect sentiment in ...
Familiar challenges remain in 2020. On the one hand, manufacturing activity and global trade has slowed substantially and expected returns are relatively low across asset classes.
They say a rising tide lifts all boats. This certainly appeared to be the case for emerging markets debt in 2019. Central banks around the world offered a little help, providing the liquidity and easy monetary conditions required to boost sentiment and support valuations.
Japanese passenger rail volumes remain solid with the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics expected to provide continued support for the year ahead.
After many years of strong investment returns, 2018 was unfavourable for investors. The global listed infrastructure asset class[1] declined 4.0% in US dollar terms in 2018, outperforming the 8.7% fall by global equities[2] but lagging the 1.2% decline from global bonds[3] .The following article ...
It has been 40 years since Mr Deng Xiaoping embarked on his ambitious market-based reform program and began to open up China’s economy. Since then, China has been transformed; while there have been stops and starts on the way, China was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world over the p...
Global credit markets have been challenged in 2018 and spreads have widened. Asian issuers have not been immune from this volatility. Following another default by a Chinese issuer, we take stock of where markets are currently, what opportunities (if any) are present in the region, and outline how...
The North American railroad sector continues to undergo transformational change. Implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) has resulted in a step-change in efficiency that has delivered exceptional improvements in company profitability and shareholder returns.
The listed infrastructure sector in North America contains many world leading assets, operated by world class companies. This is captured in our Investment Process, with higher Quality scores for North American firms.
“ Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. ” J.K. Rowling
Insulation from the effects of inflation is a key objective for many investors. Many pension and sovereign wealth funds specifically target long-term returns of CPI (Consumer Price Index) plus 5%.
As stewards of our clients’ assets, we have a duty to manage a wide range of risks on their behalf. Many of these risks – including permitted ranges and maximum tolerances – are outlined in mandate guidelines
A decade of experience in responsible investment has taught us that individuals and the wider industry’s views on sustainability/ESG are constantly evolving.
An important part of our approach has been the work of our climate change working group which concluded its research earlier this year.
The work we have done on climate change is described on our website. The issue is having real investment implications today which we believe will continue into the future