Additional resources for advisers
Much has happened since our last series. COVID-19 threw us another curveball with Omicron spreading fast. This aggravated existing supply chain and employment issues, fuelling inflation and political instability. Central bankers are under pressure to tighten monetary policy earlier than expected. So, what does this all mean for investor sentiment?
Much has happened since our last series. The world is largely open again, though the highly contagious delta variant and supply chain disruptions mean life is far from ‘back to normal’.
Much has happened since the last time they spoke to you. Lockdown 2.0; Lockdown 3.0; a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU; Joe Biden became president; and the beginning of a global vaccination drive.
Introducing the, “In conversation” series, you’ll have the opportunity to hear and now see our fund managers provide their expert view in a short, engaging and digestible format. We aim to run these updates twice a year.
Listen to Greg Mullins, Head of Sales, introduce the series in a short soundbite of what you can expect now and in the coming months ahead.
Bryn Jones, lead fund manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, reveals why 2019 was a great year for performance, and the key themes he’s keeping an eye on in 2020.
James Thomson, who has managed the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund for over 15 years, deep dives into another successful year which saw the fund outperform the sector, with a first quartile positioning.
Carl Stick, executive director, stands in for fund manager David Harrison to discuss one of the hottest topics of the moment - ESG (Enviromental, Social and Governance). The Rathbone Global Sustainability fund has performed well throughout 2019. Carl looks at how 2020 is likely to shape up.
Noelle Cazalis, Rathbone High Quality Bond Fund manager reflects on a good performance for a relatively new fund and the key driving factors during the fund’s inaugural year.
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The Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund passed its 20 year anniversary in May; listen to our head of fixed income and lead manager on the fund, Bryn Jones, fund manager Noelle Cazalis and head of ethical sustainable and impact research at Rathbone Greenbank Investments Kate Elliot, discuss the role of fixed income and ethical investments in a client portfolio. Taking a look at the past 20 years in the sector and how they have put this wealth of experience to work, pathing the way for the next 20, whilst exploring themes and trends they believe lie ahead.
UK inflation is now above 6% and rate rises appear imminent. What does this mean for your clients fixed income and capital? Bryn Jones, our head of fixed income, joins the panel to discuss, addressing the following within the debate:
- What fund managers are doing to mitigate the impact of inflation on fixed income
- The impact of rising interest rates on an already leveraged financial system
- The implications of running loose monetary and fiscal policy at the same time
COVID and inflation are two unwelcome guests who have returned to Western economies and markets, so what does this mean for multi-asset portfolios? Will McIntosh-Whyte is on panel to discuss: How multi-asset managers are looking to counter the effects of inflation on investor returns. The challenge sustainability regulation is creating for multi-asset funds. The growing influence of China on global financial markets.
As we enter the last part of the year, we take a look at the outlook for fixed income. Bryn Jones is on panel to discuss some of the latest updates in this sector. How great a threat inflation poses to fixed income investors today; how bond managers are looking to identify long term corporate cashflows in the wake of COVID; and the growing role of sustainability in running fixed income portfolios, plus more.
2020 was a year of incredible stress in markets, so how did multi-asset investing perform and is it fit for purpose in 2021? How are multi-asset managers using alternatives and what is the role of fixed income at a time of rising yields? Listen to David Coombs and panellists discuss this and much more.
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This month, David, Will and Craig discuss managing a portfolio in a bear market and avoiding the pitfalls of emotional decisions, their love/hate relationship with the hamster wheel of earnings season, and why – despite attracting the attention of a rather eccentric billionaire – pure play social media companies have never really turned their heads.
This month, David Will and Rahab try to make sense of what simultaneous recessionary and inflationary risks mean for markets and central bank policy. Also, what does the difficult start to the year for ESG investing mean for its future? And they explain why Ulta Beauty has been surprisingly resilient despite rocky markets.
David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments, will be outlining his latest views; updating you on fund performance and positioning and discussing some of the topics that are front of mind, including: Russian's invasion of Ukraine and its impact on world economies. And what’s next for inflation?
This month David, Will, and Craig discuss the various long and short-term market implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and how they are attempting to navigate these in portfolios.
In light of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, we have prepared a short recording to address some of the questions we have been receiving from clients over the past week. Hear how David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments, is navigating the current crisis in relation to the multi-asset portfolios.
On this month’s episode of The Sharpe End, David, Will and Rahab question whether the Bank of England hiking rates will be good for the UK economy. Also, what do the latest earnings from the FAANG, or now MAMAA, stocks tell us? And they share their thoughts on the rise of activist investors targeting company management.
In the first episode of 2022 David, Will, and Craig try to bring some order to a rather tricky new year for global markets, discussing what risks and opportunities this presents. The team also explain why they aren’t reaching for the gold despite growing geopolitical risks, and why they are buying baser commodities instead.
Manager of the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund, Alexandra Jackson, presents her thoughts to Proactive Investor’s Katie Pilbeam on the changing shape of the UK market and what this means for investors.
On this month’s episode, Will and Craig review and score David’s predictions for 2021 against how the year actually panned out. Decide for yourself whether they are too harsh on David’s crystal ball gazing. More importantly, the team discuss how their strategy has evolved in 2021 and ponder the latest shift in the ‘growth’ vs ‘value’ debate.
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The UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to balance the economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainability. Yet the recent energy and food crises show just how difficult this can be, notes our sustainable multi-asset investment specialist Rahab Paracha.
Can our overburdened planet keep supporting all the people on it? Bryn Jones, lead manager of our Ethical Bond Fund, thinks the swelling number of people on earth raises the prospect of big shortages of basic necessities. He explains how this impacts his team’s decisions and offers some hope that bond investors can help make a difference.
Charlton Heston and our head of multi-asset investments David Coombs have little in common. But they both hate the walking dead.
We’re living in an era in which human activity is radically changing the planet, according to a raft of scientific data. Bryn Jones, lead manager of our Ethical Bond Fund, explains how this influences his team’s long-term decisions.
Bear markets are taking their toll. Our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, explains how his team are trying to protect portfolios and prepare for a better future.
How innovative companies are finding sustainable ways to feed the world in challenging circumstances.
In the midst of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, our thoughts are first and foremost with the people of Ukraine. But with an eye to our duty to our clients, we explain our views on the impact of the war and other big uncertainties investors are facing.
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering sanctions and potentially cutting off supplies of fossil fuels, the transition to clean energy just got more complicated.