IQ October 2016

IQ October 2016

25 October 2016

The low yield environment that we are currently experiencing presents significant challenges for investors and wealth managers. Read More...

The FTSE at 7,000 - Is it different this time?

The FTSE at 7,000 - Is it different this time?

07 October 2016

In the build up to the Brexit vote, with the FTSE 100 at around 6,300, investment banks were largely predicting a doomsday scenario in the event of a leave vote. Read More...

Alex Brandreth

Weekly Wrap: “trying to light a fire in a swamp”.

16 September 2016

Alex Brandreth looks at central bank decisions...

Jon Chitty

Weekly Wrap: Central banks continue to dominate headlines

09 September 2016

ECB disappoints investors expecting further monetary easing…

Jonathan Chitty

Weekly Wrap: The case for US rate hikes

02 September 2016

The case for US rate hikes has strengthened, but is still data-dependent. Read More...

Jon Chitty Federal Retreat

Weekly Wrap: Plenty of data, not much action

26 August 2016

With fund managers swapping their Bloombergs for beach towels during the latter part of August, markets are usually characterised by light volumes and a series of slow news days. Read More...

Quantitative Easing: The Pension Black Hole

Quantitative Easing: The Pension Black Hole

24 August 2016

The recent decision by the Bank of England to restart its quantitative easing (QE) programme, in particular the purchase of gilts has led to yields falling to record low levels. Read More...

Weekly Wrap: Retail Surprise

Weekly Wrap: Retail Surprise

19 August 2016

Retail sales numbers lead to a pleasant surprise.

Hunt for yield

Hunt for Yield: Bonds or Equities?

16 August 2016

Senior Fund Manager Matthew Brennan and Fund Manager Rachel Birkett go on the hunt for yield. Read More...

Jon Chitty House Prices

Weekly Wrap: Are house prices about to crash?

12 August 2016

Is weakness creeping in to the housing market.