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From 29 March 2019 the fund will not accept any new clients domiciled in an European Union (EU) 27 country. Current investors within the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) may continue to hold units in our UK domiciled funds and may make additional contributions. This is subject to change.

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News and events

Stay up to date with our fund reviews as our fund managers discuss market trends, their strategy and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
Webcasts

Listen to our webcasts live and 'on-demand' and receive our future scheduled updates directly to your inbox.   Interact directly with the speaker, download presentation slides and your CPD certificate. View the full channel here.

Co-Fund Manager of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios, Will McIntosh-Whyte, will cover fund performance and discuss some of the topics that are front of mind, including: Are rising commodity prices about to start impacting company earnings? A new 'Bidawn'? Is the new administration less centrist than it appears?

06 May 2021

David Coombs, head of multi asset investments, Rathbones, will be outlining his latest views on the impact of the vaccine roll-out on asset allocation, style rotations and the latest changes to strategy.

26 March 2021

Greg Mullins, our head of sales, has managed to dodge his brood of kids just long enough to introduce you to our latest In conversation series. It’s been a tough year for most, juggling work and home. Greg explains how these videos can help you with a concise and pertinent overview of our funds.

05 February 2021

After a strong final quarter to 2020, Carl Stick outlines why he is excited about the UK equity sector post-Brexit, and outlines the potential for UK companies to invest today in improving their businesses to lay the foundation for sustainable dividend increases in the coming years.

05 February 2021

Manager James Thomson describes 2020 as a “socialising recession”. In 2021, the pent-up demand to rekindle friendships, restock our wardrobes and take our travel plans out of deep-freeze should mean “revenge spending” is coming. Combined with huge stimulus, low interest rates and reflationary policies, this has convinced James to pivot toward beneficiaries of reopening.

05 February 2021
Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund - In conversation February 2021

Fund performance was good last year, helped by staying light on duration and heavier on credit risk. Bryn Jones explains how his team navigated the volatility of 2020.  He highlights big themes with big consequences for investing: from the Anthropocene’s impact on the planet to the demographic and political effects of the Millennial cohort coming of age. 

05 February 2021

Our fund ended 2020 on a high, thanks to strong individual stock picks and the last-minute agreement of a post-Brexit trade deal. Alexandra Jackson sheds light on her ‘Best of British’ plays, including tech firms, cyber-security businesses and renewable providers to name a few. She also runs through the outlook for UK Plc, asking whether investor confidence is returning to our isles.

05 February 2021

One of the lowest drawdowns in the IA Corporate Bond sector illustrates our fund’s defensive nature. Noelle Cazalis explains how her fund outperformed its benchmark last year, and why she is increasing duration by buying slightly longer-dated bonds in 2021. She also outlines the industries she is positive about and details those she is avoiding.

05 February 2021

Last year could well be the year that sustainable investing hit the mainstream. David Harrison explains how his fund handily outperformed its benchmark, and outlines key themes he believes are here to stay. Our fund has the freedom to search the world for the very best investments; find out where David sees opportunities to make returns and a difference.

05 February 2021

Our fund aims for low-volatility returns, yet that doesn’t mean it can’t take advantage of market swings. Bryn Jones describes the key themes within his fund and where he’s finding opportunities. He also takes a view on the debt burden from the unparalleled fiscal response to COVID-19.

05 February 2021
Market comment

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.    

The hard data is coming in and so far companies have fared better through the pandemic than expected. Just how long complete recovery will take no one knows, but as chief economist Julian Chillingworth notes, we maintain our long-held belief in the human capacity to co-operate and solve problems.  

13 August 2020

With the groundwork laid for a rapid recovery, equity markets reflected continued optimism in June. But as chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth notes, significant risks remain.

15 July 2020

Economic statistics fell off a cliff in May, but as chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth notes, investors were already anticipating a big bounce as economies began to reopen.

22 June 2020

Amid an alphabet soup of economic forecasts, chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth looks for the ingredients of a lasting recovery. 

20 May 2020

Markets are jig-jagging like a frightened hare as wholesale lockdowns and extraordinary stimulus have streaked across the globe. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth reports on the month.

24 April 2020

As Covid-19 rattles markets and investors scramble for safety,. our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth considers the longer-term implications for the global economy and also looks at the narrowing Democratic primary race to take on Donald Trump.

17 March 2020

After many debates, votes and faff, the UK is just about ready to start leaving the EU. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth takes a look at the year ahead and the one just gone.

19 December 2019

Another deadline, another delay to Brexit – and now another election on top. Meanwhile, the tennis match between China and the US over trade continues, notes our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth.

20 November 2019

Investors are galloping from one extreme to the other in all sorts of markets. But nothing is black and white, warns chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth, so investors should try to focus on the longer term effects and ignore short-term craziness. 

21 October 2019

At his penultimate meeting, outgoing President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi announced a series of measures to ease monetary policy in the listless region.

31 August 2019
Announcements

Stay informed with our regular press releases, and company announcements from Rathbone Unit Trust Management.

Rathbones, one of the UK’s leading providers of investment management services for individuals, charities and professional advisers, has appointed Peter Hooker as a DFM specialist within Rathbones’ distribution team. 

Peter will report to Philip Turner, head of DFM specialists.

07 July 2020

Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd (Rathbones) is pleased to announce the launch of two new multi-asset funds, as part of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds (RMAP) range - the Rathbone Multi-Asset Defensive Growth Portfolio Fund and Rathbone Multi-Asset Dynamic Growth Portfolio Fund. 

22 June 2020

Dear valued client

19 March 2020

Boris Johnson has won a strong mandate to get on with his Brexit deal, sending sterling shooting higher. But what else will his government do in the next five years? 

13 December 2019

Rathbones’ Smith: “ECB bazooka futile in the long run”

12 September 2019

Rathbone Unit Trust Management introduces Rathbone High Quality Bond Fund to wider market

10 September 2019

Notice to the shareholders of sub-fund Rathbone Multi-Asset Enhanced Growth Portfolio Accumulation Sub-Fund (the "Sub-Fund")

22 August 2019

Now that the latest round of China/US trade talks have come to an uninspiring end, attention will shift to this evening’s announcement from the US Federal Reserve and the expected 0.25% rate reduction in the real interest rate. Markets will also be searching for clues as to whether there will be any further rate cuts this year, or whether this is a one off insurance cut.

31 July 2019

Approval of changes to Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio (the company) and changes to the following sub-funds; Rathbone Multi-Asset Total Return Portfolio, Rathbone Multi-Asset Strategic Growth Portfolio and Rathbone Multi-Asset Enhanced Growth Portfolio (the sub-funds)

11 July 2019

Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund, Rathbone Income Fund and Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund (the funds)

11 July 2019

Rathbone Luxembourg Funds SICAV, mergers of sub-funds 

05 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund has once again been awarded the rights to display the European SRI Transparency logo.

25 April 2019
Asset TV Masterclass
Demand for multi-asset funds has burgeoned but with uncertainty in geopolitics plaguing markets, does it still offer the diversification benefits on which it's built?
23 April 2019
2018 was a challenging environment for fixed income but 2019 saw a rally in the bond markets, so why was this and is it set to continue?
10 April 2019

ESG is no longer a niche concern, in fact Forbes estimates that around a quarter of professionally managed assets around the world have an ESG focus. So what sort of trends will shape ESG in the coming year? 

20 February 2019
Trump's trade war, Brexit uncertainty, volatility returning to markets and when will the bull run end? These are some of the questions that investors have been asking themselves over the last 12 months. But coming into 2019 are we going to see more of the same?
14 December 2018
ESG accounts for around a quarter of the assets around the world, so does this mean that it is now mainstream? And what does an ESG fund offer compared to other funds that do not take into account ESG characteristics?
19 October 2018
Demand for multi-asset funds have burgeoned but now as we enter a period of quantitative tightening, uncertainty and geopolitics plague markets, does it still offer the diversification benefits on which it's built?
19 September 2018
The first quarter of 2018 has been the worst for fixed income since the global financial crisis; why was this and is it likely to continue?
04 May 2018
2017 has been an eventful year with Brexit, Trump, political and economic uncertainty, central bank monetary policy and also high and low yields. These all characterized the year, so are we going to see more of the same in 2018?
12 December 2017
Fixed Income has long acted as a safety net but rising rates pose a challenge. In this Masterclass a panel of experts discuss how fixed income is positioned today, managing risk, long vs. short duration, views on geopolitical risk in Europe and current trends in ESG and social bonds.
06 October 2017
In this Masterclass, four experts discuss multi-asset investing and its concerns for investors, how to approach multi-asset investing when there is so much uncertainty, what current equity opportunities there are and what trends can be found in the industry.
20 February 2017
Manager's viewpoint

They strive each day (and most nights) to completely understand their discipline, so why does their labour only make expert forecasters more inaccurate? Rathbones Income Fund manager Carl Stick looks at why specialists fail at the future.

22 May 2019

Ten years ago this month, the American stock market, stricken by the global financial crisis, bottomed out and started one of the longest upward market trends in history. Now, a decade on, Rathbone Income fund manager Carl Stick thinks it’s appropriate to talk about change.

24 April 2019

The US central bank changed tack so fast in 2019 that you could hear the thunderclap. Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund manager James Thomson warns that investors shouldn’t follow suit. 

10 April 2019