In normal circumstances, the pricing of currency options should reflect, to a good extent, the probability of political upsets, particularly if those upsets have obvious macroeconomic implications. Here, Mark Richardson, and Steve Cain, fund managers in Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, examine why, in the run-up to the French presidential election, this does not appear to be the case for EURGBP (the price of euros measured in sterling).
Nick Watson, Fund Manager within Henderson’s Multi-Asset Team, explores the strengthening case for allocating to actively managed strategies. While the team is able to allocate to passive and active vehicles, Nick explains that market drivers currently support the case for the latter.
The growing popularity of investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a key component of the active versus passive debate. Here, Aneet Chachra, fund manager, and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, explain why investing in many ETFs is actually an ‘active’ call and explore how investors in these vehicles have typically fared.
Since the election of Donald Trump headlines such as ‘regime change’ and ‘the Trump reflation trade’ have dominated the financial media as investors happily embraced the ‘reflation’ trend and started to put their money to work based on the view that growth and inflation are going to rise. This has favoured equities over bonds.
Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Henderson, shares her views on the current trend and how long it may last. She further explains where the team see good investment opportunities for their portfolios in the coming months.
The active versus passive debate has led to numerous studies, detailed analysis and thought-provoking theories. What is clear is that passive funds have attracted significant inflows in the last decade and now play a major role, for better or worse, both in investor portfolios and in the functioning of global capital markets.
In this series of views from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy team, Head of Diversified Alternatives, David Elms, and Fund Manager Aneet Chachra discuss why highly sector-concentrated indices may be riskier than they appear.
In this ‘Essentials’ video, Co-Managers James Henderson and Laura Foll, provide an overview of the Henderson UK Equity Income & Growth Fund. The fund aims to provide dividend income with prospects for both income and capital growth over the medium to long term by investing primarily in UK companies.
Throughout the 20th century, the world economy became more global than ever before. Cross-border trade grew exponentially and the increasingly free movement of people led to the blurring of international boundaries, both geographical and cultural. While there is little doubt that trade-liberalisation and the reduction in global protectionism laid the foundations for the surge in
Over the past five years there has been an increasing number of bold pronouncements around what many are labelling the fourth industrial revolution. Wherever you look commentators are heralding the advancement of robotics as a real and present threat to the workforce. Arjun Bhandri, Analyst within the Strategic Fixed Income team looks at the rising trend in robotics and the implications for humans, as well as the global economy.