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Have US Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments at Jackson Hole spooked the team as much as they spooked the market? This month, David, Will, and Craig also discuss how much attention to pay to the weakening US housing market, and finally touch on the video game industry and how it should remain an exciting place to invest for many years to come.
We may have (finally) reached peak inflation, argue David, Will and Rahab this month. Also, they explain how the Tory leadership campaign made them reassess the benefits and pitfalls of deregulation, and why they think water is an exciting investment theme for their portfolios.
This month, David, Will and Craig discuss the wide-ranging impacts of the energy market’s current stresses and complexities. Also, despite some expected post-pandemic catch-up in consumer services spending, the team aren’t tempted by many businesses that have benefited. Finally, they discuss the departure of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in real time and what it might mean for fiscal policy and the UK economy.
In the final webcast before the summer holiday season, David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments and Will McIntosh-Whyte, fund manager, will be providing a multi-asset team update covering:
- Is recession in the US now a foregone conclusion?
- Will the US Federal Reserve need to cut rates in 2023?
- Are cyclicals a help or hindrance in the current inflationary environment?
- Are consumer staples the best form of defence in a slowing economy?
- How the team are approaching managing the portfolios in this volatile market.
Why is credit starting to look attractive to David, Will and Craig for the first time in quite a while? Also, the team question how resilient consumer staples companies may be in the current environment and explain why they are still comfortable with composite decking manufacturer Trex despite a tough year so far.
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.
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Our economic and market reviews are delivered from Rathbones chief investment officer, Julian Chillingworth. He brings highlights, on the investment forecast and the outlook for global and UK markets.
Earnings are booming in the West as the recovery rolls on despite investor nervousness.
Recent inflation headlines have made for uncomfortable reading, and volatility picked up as investors remained sceptical of policymakers’ messaging. But we don’t think rising inflation is here to stay as there are too many other phenomena that will push it down.
America is opening up along with the spring blossoms, and a strong summer of spending seems to be on the way. The rebound in fortunes has helped the S&P 500 reach new highs which, as chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth notes, go hand in hand with rising yields.
Bond yields and a new season’s flowers both sprung up last month, heralding an end to the dark days of lockdown winter. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth ponders the big question on investors’ minds – does this also foreshadow a prolonged period of higher inflation?
After a busy start to the year there’s still a lot of uncertainty swirling around in markets. But economies tend to bounce back hard after sombre periods, and hope remains that our eventual return to ‘normal’ will be no different.
A roller-coaster of a year finished on a high note for the markets, and we start 2021 with a sense of relief that one of the most difficult years many of us have ever experienced is behind us.
With a clutch of vaccines on the way soon, equity markets were in a buoyant mood in November. But there are still a lot of things we don’t know – and even some things we don’t know that we don’t know…
Equities fell in October as investors came to terms with tighter lockdown restrictions, but hopes for a new round of US stimulus under President-elect Joe Biden have buoyed markets, and Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth reckons we should take heart.
With summer fading into memory, a long uncertain winter of social distancing lies ahead. It’s easy to feel gloomy, but as chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth argues, we should try not to buy into the doom.
As summer winds down and the pandemic persists, governments are finding it hard to taper their support measures.
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Stay informed with our regular press releases, and company announcements from Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
Rathbones has launched its third Votes Against Slavery engagement, securing support from 122 investors with assets under management totalling £9.6 trillion.
As part of an ongoing review of our portfolio of investment opportunities for clients, we are informing you of a proposed merger of the Rathbone Heritage Fund (the “Heritage Fund”) with the Ra
The appointment follows the announcement of Julian Chillingworth’s retirement in 2022.
We are informing you in our capacity as investment manager of the Rathbone SICAV Multi-Asset Portfolios (“the Company”), to inform you we will be contacting your client(s) about some changes to the objectives of some of the sub-Funds.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the world to “grow up” and tackle climate change; that “this is the most important period I think now in the history of the planet - because COP simply must su
Bryn Jones, lead manager of the £2.6bn Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, has added exposure to go
Rathbones Unit Trust Management has strengthened its equity research capability with the hire of Keval Thakrar.
Rathbone Investment Management, one of the UK’s leading providers of investment management services for individuals, charities and professional advisers, is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of client propositions, which will invest in the underlying funds in the Rathbone Greenbank Portfolio Range.
Industry veteran Chillingworth to retire in early 2022, after 20 years at Rathbones.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management (Rathbones) completes the launch of four new risk-rated, risk-targeted, sustainable multi-asset investment funds, the Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolios. The intention to launch the funds was first announced in January 2021.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management (Rathbones) announces its intention to launch the Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolios (RGMAPs).
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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.
It’s been a tough few years on the domestic market, however this could be set to change as the UK begins to open up. Alexandra Jackson and panellists discuss the outlook for UK Equities, inflation and UK dividends. The outlook for IPOs and M&A activity in 2020; as well as, how companies are looking to take advantage of post-lockdown economic opportunity.
As demand for ESG investing continues, listen to this panel of industry experts discuss the overarching themes and impacts this is having on society, and investing in general.
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The pandemic and the global lockdowns to combat its spread have raised havoc with UK dividends. Yet that very disruption could lead to better managed companies and more sustainable dividends, argues Income Fund manager Carl Stick.
Fake meat is just a headline-grabbing focal point for real ethical changes in the US. In the first of three chapters, Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund manager David Harrison explains why responsible capitalism is ascendant in America.
Bond markets should be an investor’s safe haven, but in today’s world things aren’t as simple as they used to be. Rathbone High Quality Bond Fund manager Noelle Cazalis explains how she tries to play it safe.
Fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte shares the (pretty open) secrets that underpin how the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds are put together, and discusses why not all fixed income assets are created equal.
If you’re an income investor, don’t despair! Our fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte tells Citywire that a decent – and growing – income is possible, if you are careful and realistic about your goals.
Sustainable investing isn’t just about avoiding the risks of outdated businesses or environmental PR disasters, explains our Global Sustainability Fund manager, David Harrison. It’s also about spotting opportunities that can be captured if you keep your eyes on the future instead of the past.
They used to call David Coombs crazy. When he set up our multi-asset funds 10 years ago, many people didn’t get why we were setting targets for return and risk that investors could hold us to.
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