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Japan hit the headlines by announcing dramatic quantitative easing initiatives. Global equity and fixed income markets both experienced gains, although equities maintained their edge. The appetite for risk continued within fixed income, favouring emerging market debt and high yield bonds.[... More]
Futurewealthy clients like brands that deliver innovation as well as superior quality, experience and the personal touch. Firms that have embraced the multi-faceted nature of digital relationships today have created new opportunities to influence the Futurewealthy, according to the latest research.[... More]
At this stage of the market cycle, we expect stock markets to rally on good economic news, even if bond prices react negatively. Of course, there is enough political and economic uncertainty in the world that it is difficult to make sweeping generalisations even within asset classes. We have been neutral on the bond/stock call in the short-term, but expect equities to be the better-performing asset over the next five-to-10 years.[... More]
Many regard exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as purely passive, beta-indexing tools for basic market exposure. To date, this has been generally true, but...[... More]
After an optimistic January, the mood in February and March was more downcast. Global equity markets held up well amidst the bad news in the quarter and outperformed the fixed income market. Risk appetite was apparent in the global fixed income markets and high yield bonds performed well.[... More]