Luke Newman, portfolio manager on the UK Absolute Return strategy, gives his thoughts on UK markets as we move further into 2020, outlining key issues to note – both macroeconomic and political – that are likely to have an impact on share prices in the months ahead.
Elissa Johnson, Co-Manager of the Secured Loans Fund and Oliver Bardot, Associate Portfolio Manager within the Secured Loans Team, evaluate risks and opportunities in the European loans market in 2020 and how they might impact their portfolios.
Andrew Gillan and Mervyn Koh, Asian growth equities portfolio managers, provide a year-end review of the market and discuss where they see compelling opportunities to invest in Asia’s vast growth potential.
Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Manager within Global bonds, believes that 2020 will prove to be a year of two halves with a rosier outlook likely later in the year. He cautions, however, that attractive opportunities might be harder to come by given downside risks such as a re-escalation of trade wars and uncertainty from the US elections.
Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit, shares his views on fixed income markets for the year ahead. While 2019 was generally a strong year across risk asset classes, he believes caution may be warranted in 2020.