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Multi-Asset – CIO Monthly View – January 2020

04 February 2020

CIO Monthly View with Will Bartleet, CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Investors hoping for a quiet start to the new decade were in for a rude awakening in January. At the start of the month, President Trump authorised an airstrike killing Iran’s most powerful general causing the oil price to spike. Then it was reported that a new coronavirus had broken out in China, most likely originating from a food market in Wuhan. 

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 3rd Feb 2020

03 February 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team

Global Macro Overview
Despite many countries releasing Q4 GDP and inflation data, along with two major central bank meetings (The Fed and the Bank of England), last week’s fundamental information was largely ignored, with the focus firmly on the outbreak of the Coronavirus and its potential impact on global growth.  

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Multi-Asset – CIO Update – Coronavirus

30 January 2020

CIO Update with Will Bartleet, CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Overview
The outbreak of a new coronavirus in central China has led to an increase in market volatility. The source of the outbreak is thought to have been a seafood market in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in central China and has so far infected around 6,000 people and caused over 130 deaths worldwide. The virus has spread to 15 countries although at this stage less than 100 cases have been detected outside China. 

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Latest 2020 Multi-Asset Master Class

30 January 2020

Will Bartleet, CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Pacific Multi-Asset Solutions and Matthew Lamb, CEO of Pacific Asset Management look back at the winners and losers of the last ten years and contemplate what might be in store for the next decade. 
 

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 27th Jan 2020

27 January 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team

Global Macro Overview
Last week financial markets experienced their first episode of panic since the end of Q3 2019. Apart from a few outsized surprises, fundamentals were not driving market pricing. Instead, the outbreak of the Coronavirus from China generated negative headlines that resulted in a risk-off dynamic. It was the worst week for the S&P since November 2019, as oil was down almost 10% on a week and global government bonds rallied towards 3-months lows.  

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 20th Jan 2020

21 January 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team

Global Macro Overview
Last week was very quiet within G10 markets after the unexpected volatility experienced over the first week of 2020, driven by the uncertainty in the Middle East. The S&P 500 finished the week at new highs, rates and currencies were mostly range-bound, as a result volatility continued to slide lower. US and China signed the Phase 1 deal, without any surprises. Data continued to point at stabilisation and recovery in Asia-Pacific economies, which should be beneficial for the countries whose economies are reliant on trade (Europe and Japan). 

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G10 Macro Rates Blog – The Roaring 20's

20 January 2020

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

Trump started the new year and decade unleashing an armed drone from somewhere above Baghdad airport. Is this a forbear to a new period of uncertainty and a return of higher volatility?   

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Emerging Markets – 2019 Review

15 January 2020

Emerging Markets – 2019 Review
From the North of South Capital team

Global Emerging Market equities finished the year on a strong note in December, with the fund returning 20.7% for 2019 – ahead of the MSCI Emerging Markets index by 2.3%. This marks the fourth consecutive year of outperformance and the sixth out of eight calendar years that North of South has been managing this long only strategy with a focus on Value. 

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 13th Jan 2020

13 January 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team

Global Macro Overview
Last week marked the first week of normal business and liquidity in the bond and interest rate markets, as demostrated by over $1 trillion of bond issuance. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Monthly View – December 2019

08 January 2020

CIO Monthly View with Will Bartleet, CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Equity markets ended the year in a jubilant mood as the US and China agreed phase one of a trade deal, signalling the first de-escalation of a trade war that started almost two years ago. What started with tariffs on washing machines and solar panels ramped up with self-proclaimed “Tariff Man” Trump imposing $360 billion levies on Chinese goods.  

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