Against a backdrop of weakening global growth and an escalating trade war between the US and China, both equities and bonds have made solid gains recently. In this Investment Outlook we examine the main factors currently driving asset returns.
The unique attribute of equity investing compared with other asset classes, such as bonds or real estate, is the ability to reinvest excess profits at higher rates of return. Fund manager, Jonty Starbuck, examines the performance of our proprietary definition of Quality.
Equity markets have rebounded strongly in 2019, recovering all of the losses incurred in the final quarter of last year. Chief Investment Officer, Mark Seavers, examine the events that have been driving returns.
As 2019 gets underway, Chief Investment Officer Mark Seavers reflects on 2018 and discusses what we can expect in 2019.
As we enter the final quarter of 2018, Chief Investment Officer Mark Seavers looks at what we can expect for the final months of the year.
In this update we discuss the state of play on trade and other areas of concern such as Italian politics and the ongoing Brexit negotiations, and give an update on our market forecasts. Chief Investment Officer Mark Seavers looks at what we can expect for Q3 2018.
In our 2018 Investment Outlook, we pointed out that “the current extended period of low volatility is not without precedent, but periods such as these increase the likelihood of elevated volatility and meaningful falls in equity markets in the future.” Three weeks later, we got our first sight of an extreme volatility event for some time. Chief Investment Officer Mark Seavers looks at what we can expect for Q2 2018.
In spite of considerable uncertainty and geopolitical risk, 2017 turned out to be a good year for equity markets and risk assets in general, although the recovery in the euro crimped returns from global assets for Eurozone investors. Chief Investment Officer Mark Seavers looks at what we can expect for 2018.
The global economy is in reasonably good shape entering the final months of an eventful 2017. With economic output expected to grow by 3.6% this year and accelerate modestly in 2018, Mark Seavers, CIO Davy Asset Management, looks at what we can expect for the rest of the year.
At Davy Asset Management, we have a robust, repeatable investment process, focused on Quality, which incorporates both financial and non-financial data to assist performance. In this article, Research Director, Chantal Brennan, and Fund Manager, Jeremy Humphries, discuss the selection of metrics used, their relevance and how we apply this in the small and mid-cap space.