Women are getting richer than men?

According to research women now control 30% of the world’s wealth, up from 25% held five years ago. Women are also expected to see their wealth grow 7% faster than men until 2020, this is a result of women acquiring more wealth through inheritance, but they are also...

Taking the Long View

For the best part of 10 years, global markets have enjoyed a period of steady growth. 2018, however, saw markets ‘wake up’ to increased uncertainty on a number of key political and economic events. Fuelled by the sustained efforts of central banks to maintain...

Why are equities volatile?

The more experienced investors among us will know that investing in equities involves a more volatile journey than some other asset classes, such as fixed income. What causes this volatility? When you invest in a bond, you are effectively lending money to the issuer,...

Time in the market vs timing the market

When it comes to investing, you might have heard that time in the market is better than timing the market. Time in the market is another way of describing long-term investing. Investors with a time horizon of at least five years (and in many cases longer) buy an asset...

A global approach to asset allocation

Asset allocation is one of the key tools in our investment proposition to help strike the right balance between risk and reward in your portfolio. It applies to asset classes, such as equities, bonds and cash, and different global regions. The actively-managed Omnis...

Why active investing is more effective in volatile markets

A glance at the performance of the major stock indices in 2018 shows that volatility was a common theme. US equities followed an upward – although somewhat choppy – trajectory from early March, but they had a turbulent start to the year. Meanwhile, UK,...