With a forecasted budget deficit of £355bn revealed in the Chancellor's announcement last month, the UK's finances are in the most precarious state they have been in for decades. As we now begin to emerge from the pandemic, Head of Equity James Penn weighs in on the UK government's strategy to rewaken the economy and restore the health of the nation's finances.
As the UK economy slowly opens up again, are we likely to see a third wave of infection? Or is the prospect of a somewhat normal summer firmly on the cards? Having recently passed the year anniversary of the UK 's first lockdown, Chief Investment Officer, David Long, looks at some of the key statistics in the UK's battle with the virus and explores the remarkable turnaround in mortality and hospitalisation rates since the vaccination programme began.
What's your perception of ESG portfolios? Do they underperform? Are they just a passing trend? ESG interest has soared in the last year, but are you clued up enough on ethical investing? Click to read Charlotte Looker’s latest article on the most common ESG myths and misconceptions.
Never has it been more important for trustees to assess the suitability of the investments held within structures under their care. Read Greg Easton’s article to find out about more about reviewing your strategies and adapting your trust investments for the post-COVID-world.
We now have reasons to be optimistic. Restrictions have been relaxed in Wuhan, and containment measures in Europe are starting to take effect. In this latest update, Chief Investment Officer, David Long, shares his thoughts on the current COVID-19 statistics and the risk of markets languishing for too long.
The Capital International Group has moved swiftly to put in place arrangements to mitigate the risks posed by the spread of COVID-19. The Group’s business continuity committee has devised a comprehensive plan to prevent the infection of our employees and ensure there is no significant disruption to our client service
The dawn of the new decade has seen a major change in the UK political situation. News programmes are no longer dominated by the squabbling that featured so regularly over the last three years. In his latest article, Head of Equity, James Penn shares his thoughts on this relatively smooth start to 2020.
Investing - Isn?t it complex, expensive and fraught with danger? Don?t you need to have wealth in the first place? In this illustrative guide, Chief Investment Officer, David Long, attempts to change perceptions and demonstrates just how simple, easy and affordable investing can be.
With recent scenes in the House of Commons looking like something out of Venezuela, we at Capital International have updated our forecasts once again to reflect the current political volatility in the United Kingdom. We attach a slide showing scenario analysis of what could happen in the next few weeks in terms of likely UK political developments and the associated impacts on markets.
Following the close of the third quarter, Investment Manager, Richard Batty, reviews market activity over the last three months, paying particular attention to Brexit related uncertainty, Fed interest rates and the outcomes of Mario Draghi?s penultimate meeting as President of the European Central Bank.