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Real assets insights – Q2 2019

Article | Investments | 20/08/2019

Find out what’s been happening in the real assets space and alternatives more broadly over the quarter.

Archinomics weekly update: Monday 19 August 2019

Article | Investments | 19/08/2019

In this week's podcast, our expert panel discuss what is the US inverted yield curve and what is it trying to tell us; 

Market Outlook Weather Report

The Architas education series

Article | Videos | 15/08/2019

Which regions are ‘bright and sunny' and which are set for a ‘cloudy outlook'? Watch as our Senior Investment Manager, Nathan Sweeney, takes you through the economic outlook in August 2019.

Archinomics weekly update: Monday 12 August 2019

Article | Investments | 12/08/2019

In this podcast, our expert panel discusses the trade war switching to a potential currency war; gold hitting a six-year high and the chances of a cut in UK interest rates.

Archinomics weekly update: Monday 5th August 2019

Article | Investments | 05/08/2019

In this podcast Archinomics contributors discuss the Fed cutting interest rates, oil prices falling and currency movements.

The View - Summer 2019

Article | Investments | 31/07/2019

The Summer edition of The View provides a step-by-step guide to how Architas Funds have performed recently, how the political and economic environment has driven financial markets, and what this means for your clients' investments.

Market Outlook Summer 2019

The Architas education series

Article | Videos | 30/07/2019

Jaime Arguello, the Chief Investment Officer of Architas, discusses the risks and opportunities that lie ahead for markets for the rest of 2019 in this short five-minute video update.

Archinomics weekly update: Monday 29th July 2019

Article | Investments | 29/07/2019

In this podcast Archinomics contributors discuss the impact of US earnings and the ECB meeting last week. The upcoming trade talks in Shanghai and the US Federal Reserve meeting are on the agenda for this week. 

Archinomics Weekly update: Monday 22nd July 2019

Article | Investments | 29/07/2019

This week’s Archinomics update is presented by Deputy Chief Investment Officer Sheldon MacDonald and European Equities Analyst Benoit Labéyrie interviewed by Avni Thakrar, Product Specialist.

Stocks on the up

Article | Investments | 24/07/2019

June was a positive month across the majority of asset classes, with investors taking confidence from the US Federal Reserve (Fed) hinting at lower interest rates.

Equity and bond markets boosted by Fed action

Article | Investments | 24/07/2019

We had a very strong equity market with the US market experiencing its best June since 1955. The source behind the lift to markets in general was the US Federal Reserve (Fed) indicating that it could cut interest rates soon, potentially reversing a number of the four rate rises of last year. As a result many markets acted as if the Fed has already made the cuts.

Global central banks drive markets higher

Article | Investments | 24/07/2019

The majority of this was driven by central bank comments. Specifically, we saw the US Federal Reserve (Fed) indicating that they were willing to look at cutting interest rates which could happen as soon as July. 

Five factors that help us protect investors from...

Article | Investments | 04/07/2019

News stories about liquidity concerns in several funds have highlighted the need for rigorous fund selection. At Architas we pride ourselves on robust due diligence processes that can help avoid unsuitable investments.

Architas in Ireland appoints new team

Article | press releases | 25/06/2019

Architas announce the appointment of several new roles within its Dublin-based business.

Robust returns in April

Article | Investments | 17/05/2019

Read more about how Solomon Nevins, Senior Investment Manager, and Mayank Markanday, Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Diversified Real Assets Fund  and the Architas Diversified Global Income Fund last month in shareable, client-friendly PDFs. 

US growth helps drive market rally

Article | Investments | 17/05/2019

Read more about how Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range last month in a shareable, client-friendly PDF.

Markets remain positive

Article | Investments | 17/05/2019

Read more about how Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Blended Fund range and Architas Multi-Asset Passive Fund range last month in shareable, client-friendly PDFs.

Markets spring into April

Article | Investments | 15/04/2019

Read more about how Solomon Nevins, Senior Investment Manager, and Mayank Markanday, Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Diversified Real Assets Fund  and the Architas Diversified Global Income Fund last month in shareable, client-friendly PDFs. 

Positive momentum for markets

Article | Investments | 15/04/2019

Read more about how Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range last month in a shareable, client-friendly PDF.

Markets remain positive

Article | Investments | 15/04/2019

Read more about how Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Blended Fund range and Architas Multi-Asset Passive Fund range last month in shareable, client-friendly PDFs.

Architas Market Outlook

The Architas education series

Article | Videos | 29/03/2019

Which regions are ‘bright and sunny' and which are set for a ‘cloudy outlook'?
Watch as our Senior Investment Manager, Nathan Sweeney, takes you through the economic outlook.

Markets remain in positive mood

Article | Investments | 19/03/2019

Read more about how Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range last month in a shareable, client-friendly PDF.

Architas inflows remain strong despite tough year

Article | press releases | 15/03/2019

2018 was a tough year for asset managers, financial advisers and their clients. After strong market returns the previous year, 2018 saw falls across nearly every asset class.

Markets remain positive

Article | Investments | 15/03/2019

Read more about how Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Blended Fund range and Architas Multi-Asset Passive Fund range last month in shareable, client-friendly PDFs.

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Mayank Markanday, Investment Manager for Architas, talks about the risks faced by markets and the importance that company earnings could have on market sentiment.  

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Mayank Markanday, Investment Manager for Architas, talks about the risks faced by markets and the importance that company earnings could have on market sentiment.

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Investments | 14/02/2019

Alex Burn, Investment Manager for Architas, explains about the volatility of the last quarter and how US interest rate rises will be central to 2019.

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Alex Burn, Investment Manager for Architas, explains about the volatility of the last quarter and how US interest rate rises will be central to 2019.

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager for Architas, discusses the last quarter's turbulent time and his hopes for equities for the first quarter. 

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager for Architas, discusses the last quarter's turbulent time and his hopes for equities for the first quarter. 

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Architas, talks through the difficulties faced by markets last quarter and the worries over global growth. 

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Architas, talks through the difficulties faced by markets last quarter and the worries over global growth. 

Video: Seven tips for first-time investors

The Architas education series

Article | Education | 28/01/2019

We have produced this video for you to use with your early-stage clients who are just starting out on their investment journey.
Whether it is putting aside a little every month or investing a lump sum, it can be difficult investing for the first time, especially in this volatile climate.

Video: Choosing an investment approach

The Architas education series

Article | Education | 28/01/2019

If you’re investing in a fund, an investment that pools together money from lots of individuals, then one decision to make is whether to choose an active or passive fund?

This video takes a look at the different investment approaches to help you decide what might be best for you.

Architas jumps to second on FE Crown Ratings...

Article | press releases | 22/01/2019

Architas has been placed second by FE in terms of fund groups receiving the 5 FE Crown Ratings. Architas has more than doubled its number of 5 FE Crown Rated funds from six to 13 since the last bi-annual assessment.

Architas' View of markets and Outlook for 2019

Article | Videos | 16/01/2019

In this client friendly video Architas' Chief Investment Officer Jaime Arguello talks through the past year, the big investment themes for 2019 while touching on real assets and ESG investing. All in just over four minutes. This is also handily subtitled in case you want to view on the train!

Alternatives – weighing up the options

Article | Investments | 14/12/2018

With markets now later in the cycle, interest rates on the road to normalising and the bull market of the last decade stuttering, alternatives are now in the limelight more than ever.

Helping your clients meet the flexible retirement...

Article | Investments | 15/11/2018

Retirement savers have been given a lot of freedom with their pension pot. But we all know the choices people now face at retirement can seem a little overwhelming. That is why we have produced this guide for you to share with your clients.

New tools to help investor understanding

Article | Investments | 14/11/2018

We all want to help clients understand what they’re investing in and to try to break down the barriers some feel about investing.  Working with our network of adviser clients, we have designed two new tools to increase the transparency and understanding of the Architas Funds you may recommend.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Solomon Nevins reflects over emerging markets in the past quarter and how the US elections may shape the rest of the year; and finally what has surprised him most in his career so far in this short video.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Solomon Nevins reflects over emerging markets in the past quarter and how the US elections may shape the rest of the year; and finally what has surprised him most in his career so far in this short video.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Investments | 30/10/2018

Alex Burn discusses market events, his thoughts on the US/China trade war and What has surprised him the most in his career so far in this three minute video.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Investments | 30/10/2018

Alex Burn discusses market events, his thoughts on the US/China trade war and What has surprised him the most in his career so far in this three minute video.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Income...

Article | Videos | 30/10/2018

Nathan Sweeney shares his views on what has happened in the markets for income investors, talks about Trump’s role in the US economy and if thing have changed since the financial crisis. All in under four minutes.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Income...

Article | Videos | 30/10/2018

Nathan Sweeney shares his views on what has happened in the markets for income investors, talks about Trump’s role in the US economy and if thing have changed since the financial crisis. All in under four minutes.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Sheldon MacDonald talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; whether socially responsible investing can boost returns and if things have really changed since the financial crisis. All in just over four minutes.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Sheldon MacDonald talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; whether socially responsible investing can boost returns and if things have really changed since the financial crisis. All in just over four minutes.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 30/10/2018

Nathan Sweeney talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year, his thoughts on rising volatility in markets.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 30/10/2018

Nathan Sweeney talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year, his thoughts on rising volatility in markets.

Video: What are multi-manager, fund of funds?

The Architas education series for clients

Article | Videos | 19/10/2018

What are multi-manager fund of funds? discusses the benefits of the multi-manager approach, and why it is a convenient way for investors to spread their money across various asset classes through one fund.

Video: How to plan for retirement

The Architas education series for clients

Article | Videos | 19/10/2018

How to plan for retirement looks at how investors can meet the flexible retirement challenge and why, despite the confusion, there is a real opportunity to take control of what their retirement can look like.

Video: Alternative investments explained

The Architas education series for clients

Article | Videos | 19/10/2018

Alternative investments explained discusses the types of alternative investments available, the lower levels of correlation they have to traditional asset classes and how exposure to alternative asset classes can potentially generate a regular, stable income whilst protecting their portfolios against the effects of inflation. 

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Alex Burn discusses market events, his thoughts on a rising oil price and what the best piece of advice he’s been given in this two minute video.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Alex Burn discusses market events, his thoughts on a rising oil price and what the best piece of advice he’s been given in this two minute video.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Sheldon MacDonald talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; where he’s looking for active management opportunities and what the most challenging aspect of his job is, all in under three minutes.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Mayank Markanday talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; his thoughts on rising volatility in markets; and what the most challenging aspect of his job is in this five minute video.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Mayank Markanday talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; his thoughts on rising volatility in markets; and what the most challenging aspect of his job is in this five minute video.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Sheldon MacDonald talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year; where he’s looking for active management opportunities and what the most challenging aspect of his job, all in under three minutes.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Income...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Nathan Sweeney shares his views on what has happened in the markets for income investors, talks over the rising price of oil and how he filters information for his job, all in under four minutes.

Architas Q2 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 18/07/2018

Nathan Sweeney talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year, his thoughts on rising volatility in markets and shares the best piece of advice he’s been given, all in under four minutes.

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