Simon Stevenson

Deputy Head of Multi-Asset

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Multi-Asset

14APR 2019

A tale of two markets

Performance over the quarter to March has felt like two worlds, with equity performance acting like there is a bright future approaching, while bond performance paints a darker picture. There are many ways the future can play out, so we remain cautious.

Multi-Asset

10JAN 2019

2018

OCTOBER

08OCT 2018

Videos: Fund Manager Q&A’s

Reflections on invention: investing in today’s world

Simon Doyle and Simon Stevenson discuss how valuations, cyclical influences and liquidity all form part of the investment considerations, and how the portfolio is managed to prepare for risks. Its lack of rigidity is what allows it to move to protect capital, which is key if an investor can’t sustain an elongated slump in growth assets. When you’re investing money for customers’ retirements, protection is important.

JULY

10JUL 2018

Multi-Asset

Trump's trade war will need a circuit breaker

President Trump is nothing if not true to his election promises. With mid-terms looming, he’s focusing on getting voters to show up. This means his trade wars will likely continue, and something will have to give to get him back to the negotiating table.

JUNE

20JUN 2018

Videos: Webconferences

Is the financial market engine about to stall?

Currently, markets expect a modest lift in inflation and with cash rates rising, this raises questions around whether the expansion will soon stall.

JANUARY

12JAN 2018

Multi-Asset

Lessons from 2017 and the outlook for 2018

After a record breaking year, it is worthwhile reflecting on what lessons we can learn from last year.

2017

SEPTEMBER

11SEP 2017

Multi-Asset

The active role of cash

We believe that the market generally discounts the true value of cash. Cash has several very useful characteristics that make it valuable in portfolio construction.

APRIL

10APR 2017

Multi-Asset

Inflationary sea change

The last year has seen a major sea change in views around the outlook for inflation. We were not surprised by this sea change as it was driven by the impact of the volatility of oil prices on global inflation, and the market participants’ tendency to extrapolate the recent inflation experience.

MARCH

01MAR 2017

Multi-Asset

The volatility paradox

History tells us that periods of crisis are often preceded by periods of abnormally low volatility and complacency about risk and valuations. Are we in one such period?