Market Perspectives

A Week of Data Surprises and Central Bank Caution Sparks Market Volatility
TUESDAY, September 26, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

This past week has been nothing short of eventful, with a flurry of economic data releases and central banks around the world making pivotal announcements...

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Navigating the Economic Maze
MONDAY, September 18, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week, Europe saw high inflation data making headlines in countries like Spain, France, and Italy...

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Contrasting Economic Landscapes - Europe's Contraction vs. America's Resilience
MONDAY, September 11, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Data releases for the month of August have brought stark contrasts between economic performances across different regions...

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A Delicate Balance Amidst Economic Signals
MONDAY, September 4, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

As we wrap up another week in the financial markets, it's apparent that equities have maintained a relatively flat trajectory, punctuated by some notable daily fluctuations...

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Navigating Shifting Economic Prognosis and Global Implications
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

In the world of global markets, the tides of economic performance are showing signs of change...

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A Week of Contrasting Forces and Potential Investment Opportunities
Monday, August 7th, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

The US employment data release indicated a strong jobs market, providing further reassurance to investors about the health of the US economy...

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Inflation Surprises in Europe and Japan
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Two weeks ago, the US inflation numbers provided some relief as they came in better than expected. However, last week, it was Europe and Japan that sprung surprises...

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Global Markets Respond to Strong US Economic Data and Persistent Inflation in Europe
Monday, July 3, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

The economic data released in the US last week indicated a strong and robust economy...

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Hawkish Tone from Chairman Powell and Bank of England's Surprise Rate Hike Drive Market Sentiment
Monday, June 26, 2023 By James Hindmarch, CFA

The focus of the financial markets this week revolved around the hawkish sentiment expressed by Chairman Powell during his annual state of the economy address to Congress...

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Equity Markets Rally as ECB Raises Rates and Fed Pauses
Monday, June 19, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was dominated by decisions from two of the biggest central banks: the US Federal Reserve (Fed), and the European Central Bank (ECB)...

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Market Performance Signals Optimism Despite Rate Hikes
Monday, June 12, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week, the financial markets witnessed rate hikes by both the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Bank of Canada (BOC)...

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Mixed Signals in Equity Markets, Consumer Stocks, and Employment Trends
Monday, June 6, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

The theme continues in having equity markets looking at economic prospects and the glass half full as opposed to anything that could derail the progress...

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Inflation in US and Europe Higher than Expected
Monday, May 29, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was a busy one which saw plenty of releases. On the economic front, inflation in the UK was higher than expected, at +8.7%...

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Japan Shines Bright While US Markets are Reminiscent of the Dotcom Era
Monday, May 20, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

The brightest ray of sunshine in global markets came from Japan. Q1 GDP growth was seen to be much stronger than expected, at +1.6% annualised....

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BoE Raises Rates While US & European Markets Remain Flat
Monday, May 15, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

The most significant news pertaining to economic data releases was that of the Bank of England raising the reference interest rate....

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Interest Rate Hikes Overshadowed by JPMorgan Takeover
Monday, May 7, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Both the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and the European central bank (ECB) raised interest rates last week ....

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Tech Earnings Dominate to Provide Upward Push
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

It was the big tech earnings that dominated the releases last week....

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Strong Performance Despite the Lows
Sunday, April 23, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was relatively uneventful in terms of major data releases; other than the UK, where inflation remained above 10% and retail sales remained weak...

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Short but Promising Week
Sunday, April 16, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was a short one, since Easter Monday was a holiday in many countries...

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Europe Exhibits Renewed Optimism
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week saw the release of soft manufacturing numbers out of the US,...

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A Positive Sign for Investors
Monday, April 3, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week saw a strong performance for equity markets, with the US markets up 3% and,...

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The Battle Against Inflation Continues
Monday, March 27, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was a dramatic continuation of the previous one.,...

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Events in the US Dominated the Week
Thursday, March 23, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week started on Sunday, really. The US Government took control of Silvergate and Signature banks,...

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Events in the US Dominated the Week
Monday, February 15, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was marked by data points from three events in the US,...

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6 Trends in Asset Management Outsourcing
Monday, March 9, 2023 By PM

As the asset management industry continues to evolve and face new challenges, outsourcing investment management to outsourced ,...

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Mixed Bag on the Growth Front
Monday, March 6, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week saw the ongoing industrial recovery out of China,...

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A Week of Repricings
Monday, February 27, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week saw a continuation and an acceleration of the trends of the week before....

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A Week of Idiosyncratic Volatility
Monday, February 15, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was a week in which markets moved for reasons that were really idiosyncratic....

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Major with FOMO Being Prevalent
Monday, February 6, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

We had a very interesting week last week. Full of contrast....

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Is Inflation Curbed Amidst Strong Rebounds?
Monday, January 30, 2023 By Vincent David-Robin

Last week was interesting, since optimism was prevalent...

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Recession Obsession
January 2023. by PM

The impact of historic coordinated global policy tightening (read: interest rate hikes)...

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Kami-Kwasi Budget
October 2022. by PM

Last week the new UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a “mini-budget” package of...

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Buckle Up
September 2022. by PM

Our mini boom bust cycle thesis is that macro-economic indicators will continue to be...

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Bear With Me
July 2022. by PM

A bear market which is in essence a valuation reset is very different (typically shorter and...

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The King Dollar
June 2022. by PM

Most individuals are indifferent to changes in valuations of currencies; and it is only when they go on...

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Central Banks Conundrum
June 2022. by PM

The developed world is experiencing the highest level of inflation in 40 years...

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Inflation in things we want, deflation in things we donʼt want
April 2022. by PM

The war in Ukraine, China’s sweeping lockdowns, soaring inflation, shortages of energy and key commodities, and ...

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Gone Viral
March 2022. by PM

From the outset we just wanted to make mention of the fact that this must be the third iteration of the...

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