Insights

26 March 2020

Asset Allocation Update

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation

Credit upgraded amid fluid and uncertain backdrop

The ultimate public health costs and economic impact of Covid-19 are at this time unknown. Public health responses have weighed the human cost of intensive care units being overwhelmed and the number of preventable deaths exploding against the jump higher in unemployment, collapse in investment and demand destruction attached to social distancing. Governments have, understandably, chosen life over wealth.

March 2020

European equities: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

Francis Ellison

Client Portfolio Manager

Markets are very weak and volatile, as you would expect with such uncertainty around the Covid-19 outbreak.

March 2020

Global equities: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

Andrew Harvie

Client Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Concerns around coronavirus have been felt in global equity markets for more than a month now. However, things escalated last week, with the steep sell-off in oil further compounding fear around the recessionary impact of the virus.

March 2020

Bond investing in uncertain times

Colin Lundgren and Gene Tannuzzo

Global Head of Fixed Income and Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income

The response of fiscal and monetary policy is critical to stabilising financial conditions and instilling confidence, and opportunities are emerging in credit markets

March 2020

Coronavirus/market volatility: TLux GMAI update

Maya Bhandari and Felicity Long

Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset and Client Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset

Markets have been trying to digest the impact of Covid-19 on economic activity and government policy. This is hard. The financial impact will be a function not only of the spread and lethality of the virus, but on the response of people and governments to the threat the virus poses to public health.

March 2020

Fixed Income: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

David Oliphant

Executive Director, Fixed Income

Our Fixed Income team look at how their markets have reacted to the developing Covid-19 situation, and what the impact on portfolios might be.

March 2020

High Yield: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

Roman Gaiser

Head of High Yield, EMEA

Our High Yield team look at how their markets have reacted to the developing Covid-19 situation, and what the impact on portfolios might be.

March 2020

US Equities: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

Andrew Smith

Client Portfolio Manager

Our US Equities team look at how their markets have reacted to the developing Covid-19 situation, and what the impact on portfolios might be.

March 2020

UK equities: Coronavirus market reaction

Phil Macartney

Portfolio Manager

Our UK equity team talk about the latest market impacts of the coronavirus, what sectors have been affected, and how we are positioning ourselves.

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