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Investments

Expert views and the latest news

Expert investments insights to help you preserve and grow your wealth to reach your financial objectives.

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Oil price drop

A boon for buyers?

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the historic drop in oil price and what signal this sends to investors.

The impact of investing

How can investors actively invest for good?

Interest in making a positive societal and environmental impact is starting to be reflected in growing investor appetite for investment strategies that can help.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

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Coronavirus – the latest

Our experts share their thoughts

A global pandemic looks to be about to end the longest US expansion in well over a century, with a global recession now expected by many. Difficult times lie ahead for the world.

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Buying when others are selling

Has investor pessimism gone too far?

While markets have suffered greatly during the global lockdown, we believe investor pessimism has gone too far and have redeployed cash to seek out new investment opportunities.

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the continuing impact of the coronavirus and recent changes in portfolio positioning.

Will the virus outbreak lead to a global recession?

The impact is beginning to be felt around the world

The risks of a recession have increased, as more consumers elect to stay at home and restaurants, pubs, and factories shut up shop.

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the likelihood of a global recession as the world braces for the impact of coronavirus.

UK Budget 2020

Large spending boost

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, made his Budget speech to the House of Commons, on Wednesday 11 March. In the summary below, our investment team reflects on the likely economic impact of the Budget announcement.

Coronavirus and markets

Is recovery in sight for flu-hit markets?

With the coronavirus dominating the newsflow, how worried should investors be as markets begin to feel the strain from the effects of the viral outbreak?

Impact Investing past, present and future

Where has this trend been and where might it be going?

Concern about the outlook for the world’s fragile environment is starting to be reflected in growing investor appetite for investment strategies that can help.

Investment Outlook 2020

Our investment themes for the year

Our Investment Outlook videos feature commentaries from members of our senior investment team on the global investment outlook for 2020

A lot of noise

Tune out the clamour and staying focused on investments

Our Chief Investment Officer talks about market performance, impeachment proceedings in the US, the continuing US-China trade war, Brexit uncertainty, and the upcoming general election in the UK.

Siren call

Review of 2019 and preview of 2020

What can the past year teach us and what do we need to worry (or not worry) about in the year ahead?

Europe and the euro

Past, present and future

We explore what the past and present of Europe and the euro might tell us about its future.

Harnessing the benefits of productivity

How close are we to deals in trade wars and Brexit?

Our Chief Investment Officer talks about trade wars, Brexit, and the likelihood of a recession.

A Brexit bounce-back

Economic growth in the midst of trade wars and Brexit

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the world’s economic growth, escalating trade wars and Brexit uncertainty, and what this means for your investment portfolio.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

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