News and events
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.
Politics brought a bit of joy to investors last week, with headway made in both the trade war and Brexit. A few more happy surprises could break the gloom, notes our chief investment officer, Julian Chillingworth. Bond investors should be warned.
American economic measures took a dive early last week, taking equity markets with them. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth reckons upcoming quarterly earnings releases will set the tone for the winter.
Political scandals have erupted on both sides of the Atlantic, yet politics are in such a state that it might not matter. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth takes a look.
The Supreme Court is set to rule on Boris Johnson’s parliamentary chicanery, but what difference does it make anyhow? Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth despairs at a seemingly interminable impasse.
A small-time war at the southern tip of the Middle East has spilled over into one of the world’s most important oil producers. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth explains how it flared up and where the flames might be headed.
Action and adventure abounded in the summer holidays and it wasn’t all between the covers of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth takes stock.
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.
The UK went backwards in the second quarter as businesses trod water ahead of the Brexit deadline. Our chief investment officer, Julian Chillingworth, ponders what it means for interest rates.
A ghoulish Brexit is weighing on sterling and Donald Trump trade war with China is weighing on the Federal Reserve. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth looks at the effects of both.
US President Donald Trump keeps rattling trade markets and keeping investors antsy. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth asks, is he using the markets to pressure the US Federal Reserve to cut interest rates?
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Rathbones’ Smith: “ECB bazooka futile in the long run”
Rathbone Unit Trust Management introduces Rathbone High Quality Bond Fund to wider market
Notice to the shareholders of sub-fund Rathbone Multi-Asset Enhanced Growth Portfolio Accumulation Sub-Fund (the "Sub-Fund")
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.
Rathbone Luxembourg Funds SICAV, mergers of sub-funds
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?
As announced on 18 February 2019, Rathbones has made changes to its Luxembourg domiciled SICAV in preparation for a post-Brexit regulatory environment.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management prepares for post-Brexit regulatory environment.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.