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4th January 2021 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment January 2021

December saw a resurgence in coronavirus disruption worldwide, leading governments to impose travel restrictions and lockdowns. A new variant of the virus was detected in the UK, prompting European countries to restrict travel to and from ...

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1st December 2020 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment December 2020

November was an eventful month for capital markets. Joseph Biden won the US Presidential election, and there were breakthrough trial results of Covid-19 vaccinations from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which both recorded over 90% effectiven ...

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2nd November 2020 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment November 2020

Coronavirus cases continued to rise globally in October, and several countries saw a return of lockdown measures aimed at containing the virus. Political events continue to influence markets and macroeconomic developments, as epidemiologic ...

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1st October 2020 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment October 2020

The global equity market rally that had powered stocks into positive year to date territory lost steam in September. The MSCI World ended the month down 0.05% in September and 4.22% on the year. A resurgence in Coronavirus cases across Eur ...

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9th September 2020 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment September 2020

Global stocks recorded their largest August gain since 1986. Apple became the first US listed company to reach a $2tn market capitalization. The VIX index, which measures volatility, fell to its lowest level since March. However, there rem ...

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