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G10 Macro Rates Blog – The evolution of discontent

10 April 2019

Latest G10 Macro Rates Blog
With Shayne Dunlap, Co-Portfolio Manager

With developed markets exhibiting the lowest unemployment levels in generations, why are their workforces not happier?
Over the last two decades the force of globalisation has pushed much of the worlds manufacturing and heavy industry to lower cost base economies into emerging markets (EM). This flow has resulted in many millions of EM workers being dragged out of poverty. That is a global success story that we should long remember and celebrate! Additionally, the populations of the developed market (DM) economies have directly benefited with the resulting access to cheaper goods and products – yet they are not happy! Even with many unemployment levels in the DM world hovering around multi year lows, this would seem to be at odds to the reality of discontent. 

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International Adviser, 2019 Guide to Multi-Asset

02 April 2019

Freddie Streeter, Sales Director - Pacific Asset Management
The Alpha Project

Pacific Asset Management is very glad to be part of the 2019 International Adviser Guide to Multi-Asset. The guide is designed to help advisers assess some of the options available within multi-asset and better understand some of the benefits of multi-asset investment strategies. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – March 2019

29 March 2019

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

Even before the current Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) had taken office, he and his party (Morena) caused a significant sell off in both the equity and currency markets. 

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Pacific Adviser Solutions - Recent Events

29 March 2019

The Alpha is in the Advice
International and UK Adviser Events in March 2019

Pacific Asset Management was delighted in March to sponsor the International Adviser Multi-Asset Master Class Event in Dubai then host a UK Adviser Breakfast in London.  

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – February 2019

27 February 2019

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

The last two occasions when the Chinese authorities decided to stimulate their economy, the result was a substantial increase in the prices for most commodities. This was particularly the case in 2009 in wake of the global financial crisis. Although the stimulus in 2015-16 was quite a bit smaller, it also had a very favourable impact on the price of commodities. 

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G10 Macro Rates Blog – Your future well-being

31 January 2019

Latest G10 Macro Rates Blog
With Shayne Dunlap, Co-Portfolio Manager

Is this the direction for western economic policy of the near future?
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has recently announced a new budget policy called the “Wellbeing Budget”. It sets five priorities focusing on living standards involving human, social and natural capital. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – January 2019

30 January 2019

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

Are Emerging Market equities becoming less risky in relation to developed markets? If one were to look purely at debt to GDP ratios, savings ratios, political stability and the level of domestic interest rates a fairly strong case could be made that our asset class looks as good, or better in a number of cases, than the U.S., Japan and Europe. 

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Multi-Asset Blog – Market update and positioning

07 January 2019

Will Bartleet, CIO and Portfolio Manager of Pacific Multi-Asset
Market commentary, portfolio positioning and outlook

After nearly a decade of a mostly uninterrupted rise in equity markets, the final months of 2018 saw a sharp pick up in volatility and a decline in stock markets around the world. Headwinds for the markets have been building over the last few months: central banks have persisted with interest rate increases and ended their QE programmes, uncertainty surrounding Brexit has continued, the trade war between the US and China has intensified and global growth has slowed.  

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Pacific Asset Management – Webcast

29 November 2018

November Webcast Replay
With the PAM Investment Management Teams

With the current market environment causing uncertainty and testing investors’ nerves, Pacific Asset Management invited clients to listen and take part in the Pacific Weekly Investment Meeting. Matthew Lamb (CEO), was joined by Will Bartleet CIO / Portfolio Manager of Pacific’s range of multi-asset solutions and by our Emerging Markets and G10 Macro rates fund teams. 

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Emerging Market Viewpoints – November

26 November 2018

Latest Emerging Market Viewpoints
From Matt Linsey and the North of South Capital team

As 2018 draws to a close it is easy to forget that Emerging Markets were outperforming their developed counterparts only last year. This has now largely been reversed and brings us back to where we were in 2016 in relative terms. The MSCI Emerging market index remains at least 30% cheaper than the S&P on most measures. 

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