Economies & markets
Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.
Against an uncertain backdrop, our Deputy CIO, Richard Champion explains why infrastructure has a role to play for investors. Fortunately, investment in infrastructure is now far less constrained by limits on government spending, opening up many more opportunities for investors.
In the last week or so headlines have been dominated by talk of a recession. As concerns mount about the US-China trade war and slowing growth in the global economy, markets have fallen around the world.
In the US at least, upward market moves of the magnitude we have seen this year are unusual, especially when they are not preceded by a more significant correction (or market fall) than the one which occurred in the final quarter of 2018. Hence, we remain somewhat more cautious than of late.
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) all but promised to cut interest rates at its most recent meeting, even hinting at ’further accommodation’ to follow. With interest rates a major determinant of equity valuations, shares have since soared in celebration of the implicit pledge.
‘Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are no longer just buzzwords. In this article, Patrick Thomas, Head of ESG Investments explains why both can improve company culture, performance and even national GDP, and how we at CGWM assess D&I factors when investing on behalf of clients.
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