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Weekly Strategy Report (01 June 2015)


May proved to be a month of two halves, with the dominant market theme centered around large moves in U.S., European and Japanese government bonds. Yields rose rapidly between late April and the middle of May and then began to reverse.

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The Weekly Brief (01 June 2015)


Investors in Spanish equities are running from the bulls, or rather the IBEX 35, which declined 2.0% during last Monday’s trading. The market reacted to the surprising results of regional elections, where no single party gained a majority.

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Market Insights — European 1Q15 earnings: Trimming the sails


There were three defining themes to the first-quarter European earnings season: the weaker euro, the low oil price—which has boosted demand and reduced supply-side costs—and the relative strength of the economic environment. In addition, low yields and the liquidity from the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) bond-buying programme propelled investors into equity markets, creating positive momentum and strong flows.

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