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News and events

News and 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.    

Equity markets are in a happy mood, climbing through a fog of uncertainty with omens of recession tolling from the bond market. Julian Chillingworth, Rathbones chief investment officer, explains why we think it still makes sense to stay invested, but with vigilance.

17 April 2019

It seems only fitting that our new Brexit date coincides with Halloween – will it be ‘trick’ or ‘treat’? 

15 April 2019

The Conservative Party has politicked itself into a terrible bind, explains Julian Chillingworth, our chief investment officer. The consequences for the country could be momentous

08 April 2019

Global equities shrugged off some bad news to post remarkable gains in the first quarter. Julian Chillingworth, our chief investment officer, thinks it’s time to shuffle toward the exit – but not too fast.

01 April 2019

A logjam in the streets and another in Parliament. Our chief investment officer, Julian Chillingworth, ponders a hectic week ahead.

25 March 2019

“It’s just a flesh wound.”

18 March 2019

You could hear the crack of the starting gun echoing around the markets last week: the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy is on and American equities dipped noticeably. And the leading message from those leading the Democratic pack is that capitalism itself is broken and needs radical reform.

11 March 2019

We don’t know about you, but over the past year or so we got into the habit of buying our travel money extremely far in advance of holidays.

04 March 2019

As we move into the new financial year we begin to access the outlook for global markets as we look out to 2020 and beyond. How can investor’s best position themselves amid changing central bank policies and geopolitical risks?  David Coombs, Head of multi-asset investments at Rathbones discusses.

27 February 2019

US corporate earnings hit a crescendo this week, yet most people are focused on the Federal Reserve and the fluid trade policies of the American President.

25 February 2019
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The India growth story is now well-established, but on the eve of the largest general election in the world, should it still be regarded as the jewel in the emerging market crown?

10 April 2019

As announced on 18 February 2019, Rathbones has made changes to its Luxembourg domiciled SICAV in preparation for a post-Brexit regulatory environment.

26 March 2019

Rathbone Unit Trust Management prepares for post-Brexit regulatory environment.

18 February 2019

The Brexit saga has taken a predictable turn, though the rout that Prime Minister Theresa May suffered in Tuesday’s Parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal was historical in its magnitude.

16 January 2019

At the start of 2018 we identified the concerns that eventually weighed on equity markets, but we hadn’t anticipated the big drop in valuations that would follow. We still believe some caution is warranted, but not the kind of fear that seemed to take hold as 2018 drew to a close.

11 January 2019

As market sentiment hits new lows, Rathbones’ David Coombs discusses why he welcomes the recent volatility and continues to back equities.

08 January 2019

Something has been creeping into our minds over the past few years: in everything from technology, politics and risk to the dynamics of interest rates, the models of yesterday appear to be breaking down. And that accelerated in 2018.

29 November 2018

It looks like much of the nitty-gritty on trade in services, financial services regulation and fishing will be worked out during the transition period.

15 November 2018

The final votes are still being counted but it’s clear that the Democrats have won control of the House while the Republicans have extended their majority in the Senate. If this midterm election was a referendum on Mr Trump’s presidency, the results were inconclusive.

07 November 2018

Uncharacteristically, the Chancellor delivered a Budget that took the savings accrued from the better than expected revenues of the last two years and reallocated them to future spending.

29 October 2018