China’s economic outlook in the year of the rooster

As we look ahead to 2017 and consider those factors that will influence our investment strategy and decisions, China will continue to have a significant impact. It’s sheer size, scale and development affects the world’s markets and economies – as well as influencing some of […]

A look back at 2016 – a walk on the wild side

From the surprises of 2016 to the challenges of 2017 Whatever challenges we face in 2017, 2016 has provided a useful education in how to deal with surprises and market volatility. We certainly weren’t expecting the weakness we suffered at the beginning of 2016 when […]

The impact of politics on investing over 2016 – what have we learnt?

Richard Champion examines the impact of politics on investing and its market impact in our monthly Intelligent Investing. 2016 has been a vintage year for political surprises. Normally, such change tends to be overanalysed and overemphasised in terms of its market impact, but what is […]

Investing in China

Investing in China? Why understanding China matters

What do you really know about China? And even if you are not investing in China, why is it important to understand what China is doing? Given the sheer size, scale and development of China, the country has a massive impact on the world’s markets and economies. […]

Victory for Trump – but what does this mean for markets?

The US electorate have spoken and Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. As we expected, in the event of a victory for Donald Trump, global equity markets are trading lower although some of the earlier losses have […]

Investment Market Update November 2016

It was on an October day in Hastings that one of the most famous events in Anglo-French rivalry took place – and marked a turning point in the history of England. hile technically a Norman rather than French conquest, the effects of 1066 can still […]