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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.


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.


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.


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.


January 2020

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


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...


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.