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Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.

Why diversity and inclusion should matter to investors

In this article, Patrick Thomas, Head of ESG Investments looks at how diversity and inclusion can have a profound impact on investment returns, and how the COVID-19 crisis has revealed that these matter more than ever. 

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Quarterly markets update

In this video and article, Justin Oliver, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, International provides his latest thoughts on financial markets and the investment environment.

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What is the future outlook for markets?

In our recent open call for clients and contacts, we asked our US-based Chief Market Strategist, Tony Dwyer to share his views on the US election as we face probably the most complicated election ever imagined. Our Chief Investment Officer, Michel Perera provided an overview of global markets including developments in China, Europe and the UK, particularly as Brexit looms.

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Why market falls or market volatility can provide a great opportunity for investors

Our Chief Investment Officer, Michel Perera talks about why market falls and volatility could provide an opportunity for investors if the economic fundamentals are in place. 

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Why should you invest in small-cap companies quoted in the FTSE All-Share Index?
3 September 2020 in Global economies & markets, Investing

Since the end of 1985, when comparative records began, the FTSE 250 Index (which is made up of the 250 largest companies after the FTSE 100) has risen at an annualised rate of 11.1%, compared with 8.3% for the FTSE 100.  So what is it about smaller companies that enables them to generate superior returns? And is small really more beautiful or is it fraught with danger?

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Five months on from March’s stock market crash - what are the questions investors are asking right now?

Read the summary of our open call in which our Chief Investment Officer, Michel Perera answers our clients' questions on the current market and what the future outlook may be.

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