Portfolio manager Steve Johnstone looks at the dominance of thematic market factors in determining market movements since the start of the pandemic, considering what the return of idiosyncratic risk in 2021 might mean for investors.
Is pent-up consumer demand the key to unlocking value in Europe? In this article, John Bennett, Director of European Equities, considers some of the meaningful trends he believes could drive positive momentum in the region.
Olivia Gull, Analyst on the Governance and Responsible Investment Team, examines how pharmaceutical companies are addressing the issue of inequitable access to medicine, specifically in low and middle-income countries.
What began as a gradual climb in nominal yields from the summer accelerated in February. Moves of this speed are rare, so we dedicated an ISG meeting to ask why global yield curves have steepened so quickly and what the implications are for fixed income asset allocation.
With COVID heralding a dramatic change in government and central bank policy, and the Brexit transition period over, Portfolio Manager Stephen Payne considers the prospects for UK ‘value’ assets in 2021.