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Market Update

Investment Update – 6th November 2020 The global economy and markets Since our last update, it is fair to say that the investment environment has not changed significantly for the major economies and markets around the world.  Governments have reacted to Covid-19 in various ways, but in general the effort to restrict activity in order […]

Market Update

Investment Update – 15th June 2020 The global economy Only a few months ago, the prospect of a global pandemic was not a serious threat, and the world had relatively little knowledge about coronavirus. Now, with immense global resources devoted to understanding, suppressing, and ultimately beating the virus, governments are in a better position to […]

Market Update

Investment Update – 31st March 2020 The global economy From an economic perspective, the rapid spread of Covid-19 to all corners of the world has caused a sharp demand and supply shock to the global economy, and this will inevitably lead to a recession. In response to this, policymakers around the world have reacted quickly […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – Fourth Quarter of 2019 Overview 2019 was a good year for investors. Stock markets in the advanced economies ended the year strongly, with emerging markets following behind. This was not expected at the beginning of the year. Christmas 2018 was bleak, as a year of volatility and uncertainty ended with a sharp […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – Third Quarter of 2019 Overview Global equity markets showed resilience despite a challenging third quarter, characterised by trade tensions, a spike in the oil price, ongoing concerns about slowing global growth, and of course continued uncertainty related to Brexit. Economies around the world are starting to feel the impact of the US-China […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – Second Quarter of 2019 Overview Stock markets in the advanced economies gained in the last quarter, although there was a pullback in May due to concerns over the US-China trade tensions. Toward the end of the period, renewed hope for an easing in the trade war combined with the promise of supportive […]

Oakham’s Managed Portfolio Service

Since inception in 2004, our single overriding focus has been the management of portfolios for private and professional clients. Managed Portfolio Service for IFAs Oakham’s Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) was built in conjunction with Mercer Investment Consultants to provide our existing IFA partners with an unrivalled investment proposition. Our professional advisors have enjoyed being able […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – First Quarter of 2019 Overview Equity markets rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2019, following the weak end to 2018. Concerns over US-China trade tensions eased and central banks became more supportive. Government and corporate bonds also rose due lower interest rate expectations. A brief review of the major regions and […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – Fourth Quarter of 2018 2018 presented a tricky, volatile environment for investors, and most asset classes fell in the year. The FTSE All-Share retreated almost 13%. Sentiment regarding the global economy and stock markets deteriorated from an optimistic start. Early in 2018, the price of Bitcoin peaked, a demonstration of the appetite […]

Market Update

Investment Outlook – Third Quarter of 2018 The equity market fell sharply in October, almost revisiting the lows seen in March. Although the FTSE reached an all-time high in May, the index has since pulled back by 10%. This once again raises the question of whether the long bull market is nearing an end. Therefore, […]