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    Multi Asset Funds - September 2019

    11 September 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    The trade war between the US and China continued to take centre stage for markets

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    Global Multi Asset Update

    10 September 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    According to Arno Lawrenz, Global Investment Strategist at Ashburton Investments, the US China trade war is symptomatic of the shift in economic power towards the East and the desire of the US to reclaim (or retain) its global hegemony.

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    Global multi asset update

    21 August 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    According to Arno Lawrenz, Global Investment Strategist at Ashburton Investments, the US China trade war is symptomatic of the shift in economic power towards the East and the desire of the US to reclaim (or retain) its global hegemony.

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    Multi Asset Funds - August 2019

    12 August 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Global equities crept slightly higher in July

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    Multi Asset Funds - July 2019

    16 July 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Global equity markets recovered all of the May losses in rebounding from its first negative month.

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    Multi Asset Funds - June 2019

    18 June 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    After 4 months of positive performance, equity markets finally blinked as the escalation of the US-China trade war showed no signs of abating.

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    Multi Asset Funds - May 2019

    20 May 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Equity markets continue to rise with US equity markets outperforming

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    Getting the sequence right

    26 April 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Long-time readers of our newsletter will perhaps remember that in the far distant past we once wrote about Littlewood’s law, postulating that “miracles” do happen, and they happen more regularly than one would expect. Of course, when we talk about miracles, the natural inclination is to think about miracles be

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    US-China power dynamic to shape investment landscape for decades

    15 April 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Fears of a global growth deceleration are largely fuelled by worries surrounding a Chinese domestic slowdown.

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    Multi Asset Funds - April 2019

    12 April 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Equity markets continued to perform well for March and the MSCI All Countries Index rose 11.6% for the quarter.

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    Multi Asset Funds - March 2019

    15 March 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    January’s equity market recovery continued into February, albeit at a slower pace, as markets focused on a receding probability of US recession and a significantly more dovish Federal Reserve.

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    All’s fair in love and war

    01 March 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    February, the month of love, is done and dusted. Pity that they chose the shortest month for that celebration, but perhaps it was intentional?

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    Multi Asset Funds - February 2019

    25 February 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    Equity markets experienced much welcomed relief rallies during January, having recovered from the shock of December.

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    A world (still) in transition

    25 February 2019
    Arno Lawrenz

    We have plunged headlong into 2019, leaving 2018 in the dust. But while we look forward to the new year it’s important to be mindful of Spanish philosopher George Santayana’s words: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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    Emerging market trends to watch

    25 February 2019
    Craig Farley and Arno Lawrenz

    Given the bashing that emerging markets were dealt in 2018, it is notable that valuations are looking more attractive in early-2019 than they have for quite some time. However, beyond valuations, a number of trends are emerging that may be useful in determining where to look for winning trades.