A low-growth, low-interest rate environment is firmly established globally, and a combination of external forces look set to inhibit any improvement for years to come. This makes investors’ hunt for income more complicated than ever.
Four insights and actions from our Investment Forum
What does it mean to be a long-term investor? That was one of the main questions underpinning the discussions at our Investment Forum in Frankfurt. Topics included the importance of climate change and the future direction of Europe, as our investors and strategists shaped the convictions that inform our long-term investment strategies for clients.
Active is our mindset. It defines our approach as a business, and our commitment to building potential wealth for our clients. We believe in having shared goals, insight and, as a result, creating shared value.
The day after the Fed announced its new rate cut, an escalation in the trade war sparked market volatility globally. Investors should be cautious while recognising that similar mid-cycle cuts have been positive for risk assets. Consider staying invested with an active and defensive approach.
In the face of slowing global economic growth, continued trade tensions and the prospect of a “hard Brexit”, the FOMC seems set to announce a reduction in interest rates at its next meeting. We expect a 50-basis-point cut that will start a new rate-cut cycle, and we think the markets should react favourably.
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