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Why 2019 might be a better year for investors: Schroders
After the disappointment of 2018, Schroders chief executive Peter Harrison rounds up the factors its fund managers think could lead to a brighter year ahead. SINGAPORE (Jan 2): 2018 has been a disappointing year for most investors. Almost all markets, both stocks and bonds, fell in value last year, under pressure from rising interest rates, political developments such as Brexit, and the trade ...
Vital to monitor EM developments to uncover future opportunities: Schroders
SINGAPORE (Nov 15): The dynamism and structural growth story of emerging market (EM) equities may play a crucial role in helping investors meet their goals, according to a recent report by Schroder Investment Management (Singapore). In the view of Schroders investment writer Andrew Rymer, the widely-followed MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which comprises 24 emerging market (EM) countries, ...
10 events that matter to investors in final quarter of 2018
(Oct 9): With the final quarter of 2018 fast approaching, we look at the key events on the agenda for investors. As many northern hemisphere investors get their feet back under their desks after the summer break, we look at the key events and themes likely to be on the agenda for September and the fourth quarter of 2018. • Global trade negotiations The US and China held fresh, and largely ...
Is the high cost of living in global cities worth it?
SINGAPORE (Sept 27): Global cities seem to continue to attract young professionals, despite the high costs of housing, according to Schroders. In a September report, Tom Walker and Hugo Machin, co-heads of global real estate, securities, says, “Despite the cost, there are sound reasons why global cities continue to attract young professionals. We would argue that it’s misguided to focus on ...
How is the world economy faring amid US-China trade tensions?
SINGAPORE (Aug 28): Although near-term activity indicators remain stable, global growth appears to be losing momentum in 2018, compared to 2017 when major regions were accelerating. Currently, Asia and Europe appear to be slowing, diverging from the US, which is still experiencing strong growth. In a Schroders TalkingPoint report, chief economist and strategist Keith Wade sees three main ...
Schroders launches new fund to deliver stable returns with reduced risk in 'all market conditions'
SINGAPORE (Aug 16): Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) has launched its new fund, the Schroder ISF Global Target Return, which aims to “grow wealth and preserve capital in all market conditions” by flexibly investing across asset classes globally. This includes a diversified range of growth, defensive and diversifying assets from more than 40 countries across 15,000 stocks, 18,000 ...
Global economic growth is expected to rise, but it might not bode well for investors
SINGAPORE (Apr 4): Schroders is raising its global growth forecasts for the next two years on the back of buoyant economic activity, but warns of uncertainty for investors amid a corresponding rise in interest rates. “Donald Trump’s plan to boost the US government’s spending by $300 billion has added fuel to a US and global economy already firing on all cylinders,” says Keith Wade, ...
In 2018, reliable income does not come by easy
SINGAPORE (Feb 21): These days, reliable income is hard to come by. Income is a top objective for most investors and it is the main outcome they want to achieve when investing. After the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), relying on “old-school” savings products, such as depositing money in a savings account or purchasing government bonds, as a sole source of income came to an end. See: ...
3 driving forces behind European equities in 2018: Schroders
SINGAPORE (Jan 2): Schroders is of the view that Pan-European equities will continue to enjoy good prospects in 2018 – even after their recent gains brought long-term valuations close to historic averages, with the MSCI Europe index up 9.3% year-to-date (YTD). In spite of ongoing geopolitical events such as Italy’s impending May elections and ongoing Brexit talks in the UK, the global ...
Which of the major stock markets are 'cheap' going into 2018?: Schroders
SINGAPORE (Dec 28): Global investors should beware the temptation to simply compare a valuation metric for one region with that of another, according to global investment manager Schroders. In a Thursday media release, Duncan Lamont, Head of Research and Analytics, discusses the five ways to measure stock market value, namely: forward price-to-equity (P/E), trailing P/E, cyclically adjusted ...