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Our monthly market update.

May 2020

May 2020 Latest

Early April was marked by a rally in equities and lower market volatility as COVID-19 infection rates peaked. Inspired primarily by the possibility of resumed economic activity, investors drove the MSCI All Country World Index 10.6% higher in April.

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April 2020

At the start of 2020, the macroeconomic environment looked primed for a modest acceleration. Private sector business sentiment had improved and developed economies’ labour markets were proving resilient.

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March 2020

For the second consecutive month, fears over the impact of the spreading coronavirus drove market performance in February. The month began with positive news.

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February 2020

In January, markets reflected two competing factors. On the one hand, the coronavirus threatened not only the timing, but potentially the trajectory of a global growth recovery during 2020.

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January 2020

All major asset classes, particularly global equities, enjoyed attractive returns in Q4 of 2019 in an environment of improved risk sentiment globally.

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December 2019

Equities performed well in November significantly outperforming bonds. November’s rally followed a strong month for equities in October and was propelled by similar drivers: a pick-up in sentiment due to...

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Portfolio Insights November 2019

After a year in which we saw a combination of trade and tariff uncertainty and a general slowdown in global manufacturing, it is perhaps little surprise that Germany narrowly avoided a technical recession.

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