18 June 2013
After a decade long surge in commodity prices the mining boom is coming to an end. Could this lead to a bust for the Australian economy? While the US economy is showing signs of traction and there is talk of tapering the stimulus efforts, what is the outlook for the US? With China's credit growth accelerating and economic growth moderating could it be reaching a tipping point? Simon Stevenson, Head of Strategy - Multi-Asset, takes a step back from day to day noise and analyses the big structural trends that will influence financial markets for the next several years.
21 May 2013
Investors are concerned a bubble is building in fixed income markets and many investors are asking about what they should be doing with their fixed income investments. Schroders fixed income specialists, Simon Doyle and Stuart Dear, discuss the outlook for fixed income investments, the importance of looking at fixed income from a total portfolio perspective as well as identifying where the opportunities lie and how best to capture them. In addition the presentation provides an update on the positioning of the Schroder Fixed Income Fund and the Schroder Credit Securities Fund.
16 April 2013
The strong rally in equities over recent months has made many investors and clients more comfortable about the prospects for a global recovery. But is it a case of confusing market strength with economic strength and are the celebrations in fact a false dawn? Andrew Fleming talks about his views on the real issues driving markets and provides an update on the performance and positioning of the Schroder Australian equity portfolios.
19 February 2013
Mik Kase, Fund Manager - Fixed Income presents on recent developments in domestic and global credit markets. He explores opportunities across a diverse range of global and Australian corporate and bank capital structures as well as looking at areas of the market we are currently avoiding. Finally, he provides an update on the performance and positioning of the Schroder Credit Securities Fund.
13 February 2013
With markets apparently less concerned about the risks of a collapse of the European Union, the US fiscal cliff and a hard landing in China, Simon Stevenson, Head of Strategy, Multi-Asset questions if its a fundamental shift for the better, or just another period of calm before the next storm. He also reviews the positioning of the Balanced and Real Return portfolios.
11 December 2012
Mihkel Kase, Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income, presents both macro and micro perspectives on global credit markets and also explores credit opportunities across a diverse range of Global and Australian corporate and bank capital structures in addition to those credits to avoid. The presentation include an update on the performance and positioning of the Schroder Credit Securities Fund.
20 November 2012
2012 has been another challenging year in investment markets. Martin Conlon, Head of Australian Equities and Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset, review investment markets in 2012 and provide their thoughts on direction and investment market themes for 2013.
26 October 2012
Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset presents the case for more flexible asset allocation and independent valuations.
26 October 2012
Martin Conlon, Head of Australian Equities explores a range of distortions impacting markets and the risk and opportunities presented to investors.
18 September 2012
Simon Stevenson, Head of Strategy - Multi-assets, discusses about the big picture economic themes impacting global asset classes including problems in Europe, fiscal contraction in the US and a slowdown in China and reviews of the positioning of the Schroder Balanced Fund and Schroder Real Return Fund multi-asset portfolios.
15 August 2012
Mik Kase talks about where the Schroders' team sees the best opportunities as well as which investments to avoid. Taking both macro and micro perspectives on global bond and credit markets they discuss the outperformance of Australian bonds versus offshore equivalents, the need to focus on returns rather than yields and compelling credit opportunities across the diverse range of Australian corporate and bank capital structures.
18 July 2012
Andrew Fleming, Deputy Head of Australian Equities, looks at the case for Australian Equities and what he believes to be the enduring truths for investors. In addition, he reviews the strategy and positioning of the Schroder Australian Equity portfolio.
13 June 2012
Greg Cooper, Schroders' Chief Executive Officer in Australia, discusses the new era of flexibility in asset allocation, what's required and how individual return outcomes can differ widely to reported averages.
7 June 2012
David Wanis, Senior Portfolio Manager and Marcus Burns, Senior Portfolio Manager, discuss the current themes impacting the smaller companies market including the impact of deleveraging, demand from China and trends in online retail spending in addition to current portfolio positioning.
16 May 2012
Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income and Kellie Wood, Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income discuss the major themes impacting global bond and credit markets. Topics include the status of deleveraging in the major economies as well as an update on monetary and fiscal policy in Australia in light of the most recent cut in the cash rate and the Federal Budget. They address where the team see the best opportunities in fixed income markets are and what investments should be avoided in addition to performance and positioning for the Schroder Fixed Income Fund.
17 April 2012
Martin Conlon, Head of Australian Equities, discusses how markets have entered a new abnormal economic cycle and why despite relative calm he believes risk remains elevated. In addition, he reviews the strategy and positioning of the Schroder Australian Equity portfolio.