Investment Commentary

11th April 2016

Our Investment Commentary for Q1 2016 (1 January – 31 March)

Global equities experienced a sharp sell-off at the start of 2016, reflected by the FTSE World index which fell 12% in January. Due to weak sterling, […]
4th January 2016

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2015 (1 October – 31 December)

Markets experienced considerable volatility in 2015, which saw significant weakening of commodity prices driven by a slowing Chinese economy and, consequently, concerns over global growth. As […]
9th October 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q3 2015 (1 July – 30 September)

Global markets were extremely volatile this quarter as concerns over China’s slowing economy became more pronounced. The impact was particularly strong on emerging and Asian economies. […]
3rd July 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q2 2015 (1 April – 30 June)

Q2 saw global equities fall by over 5% in sterling terms. Concerns surrounding Greece’s debt repayments and the future of the Eurozone weighed on world markets, particularly towards the end of the quarter.

2nd April 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q1 2015 (1 January – 31 March)

It has been a very good quarter for investors, despite the downside risks. Global equities were given a huge boost in January as the ECB announced its significant quantitative easing (QE) program which began in March. This helped the FTSE World Index gain over 5% in Q1.

7th January 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2014 (1 October – 31 December)

World markets experienced a very volatile quarter which included a sharp sell-off in equities at the beginning of October. However, sentiment quickly returned, reflected by a gain of 4.13% for the FTSE World Index in Q4.

8th October 2014

Our Investment Commentary for Q3 2014 (1 July – 30 September)

Given that the third quarter of the year was a period plagued with geopolitical tension, the FTSE World index delivered a surprising gain of 2.7%.

4th July 2014

Our Investment Commentary for Q2 2014 (1 April – 30 June)

Following a volatile first quarter of 2014, Q2 has offered a much more positive outlook, with the FTSE100 gaining 2.36% as opposed to contracting by 1.26% in the period January to March.

10th April 2014

Our Investment Commentary for Q1 2014 (1 January – 31 March)

Following strong market returns in 2013, there was widespread optimism regarding market sentiment for 2014.

14th January 2014

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2013 (1 October – 31 December 2013)

The fourth quarter rounded 2013 off on a high, with many global equity markets posting impressive double-digit gains for the full year.