Progress in the creation of the perfectly sustainable world
21 January 2021

Progress in the creation of the perfectly sustainable world

Due to the pandemic and the enforced closure of showrooms hitting demand, car sales in the UK slumped by almost 30% last year.

Quarter 4 Review
19 January 2021

Quarter 4 Review

As obvious a line as it might be, it is difficult to resist the attraction of ‘vaccine news provides a shot in the arm for markets’ as a succinct review of Q4, offering much-needed hope of a better 2021.

Unmasking the future
17 December 2020

Unmasking the future

As the world continues its long battle against Covid-19, governments and central banks are still trying to save as much of their economies as possible and ensure they can generate sustained growth post the pandemic without running up unpayable debts.

FTSE envy: patient investing in action
01 December 2020

FTSE envy: patient investing in action

Anyone who has attended one of our presentations over the last few years will have heard us discuss the concept of winning by not losing, which we often illustrate, care of Aesop, with the fable of the tortoise and the hare.

Markets vs the Economy: The Big Disconnect
11 November 2020

Markets vs the Economy: The Big Disconnect

In March, governments across the world scrambled to contain COVID-19 by imposing draconian restrictions on activity. 

Quarter 3 Investment Review
09 November 2020

Quarter 3 Investment Review

During the quarter, economic data proved positive in most major economies with some steady progress resuming out of the Covid-19 driven economic gloom. 

Why the past five years is not a guide to the future
02 November 2020

Why the past five years is not a guide to the future

New research from Morningstar on the UK fund of funds (Fofs) market shows strategies investing in passive vehicles have produced the best performance over the last five years.

Quarter 3 Commentary
23 October 2020

Quarter 3 Commentary

In Q3, markets continued to rise, somewhat surprisingly given that COVID cases also increased, with Europe seeing a particularly marked surge in August.

Square Mile Market Update
22 October 2020

Square Mile Market Update

With the US Presidential Election now upon us, Joe Biden looks to be in an extremely strong position and is a hot favourite to win the race to the White House.

A New Green Agenda
13 October 2020

A New Green Agenda

As the global economy ground to a halt, the environment experienced a moment of respite. However, despite the slowdown in greenhouse gas emissions caused by Covid-19, climate change manifestations are set to rise, with fires in California the latest devastating example.