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Real assets insights – Q1 2019

Article | Investments | 30/05/2019

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

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.

Our market view

Article | Investments | 02/05/2019

There was a healthy recovery for riskier assets such as stocks over the first three months of the year, bouncing back after a tough end to 2018. We believe that some of the risks that hurt many financial markets at the end of 2018 have settled down slightly this year.

The View - Spring 2019

Article | Investments | 30/04/2019

The Spring 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 investments.

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: 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: 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 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.

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: 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: 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 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, 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: 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 in under four minutes.

Charges overhaul - giving clients the best value

Article | press releases | 05/07/2018

We are making our super clean share classes available to all UK investment platforms. 

The return of volatility

Article | Investments | 06/06/2018

This year we have been saying that market volatility is set to return to normal levels. That mantra is still in place, especially in the light of recent political developments.

Architas becomes signatory of the PRI

Article | Investments | 01/06/2018

This is just one of the ways that Architas is developing our activities in the ESG space. Look out for more details soon.

QE and QT: Should we expect quantitative...

Article | Investments | 29/05/2018

We don’t see tapering as an immediate threat but are instead more focused on interest rate risk. This is something we are conscious of, mainly for the US.

The role of government bonds when interest rates...

Article | Investments | 01/05/2018

If we experience another disruptive event like the financial crisis of 2008 your portfolio will need an investment to act as a genuine diversifier and protect your capital.

What does 2018 have in store for markets

Article | Videos | 12/04/2018

In this client friendly video Architas' Chief Investment Officer Jaime Arguello gives his thoughts on 2017 and what he thinks will be the big investment themes in 2018.

Trump’s trade war threat

Article | Investments | 08/03/2018

Trump’s style is often confrontational and he doesn’t like to back down so the chances are the rhetoric is likely to escalate from here

Architas sees strong UK and global growth in 2017

Article | press releases | 22/02/2018

Today we announced strong growth in 2017 as net new money for the UK business in 2017 hit £867mn. Net new money for the global business as a whole was €2.12bn while total assets reached €43.7bn as at 31 December 2017. 

Six reasons markets are not expensive

Article | Investments | 21/02/2018

It is important to remember that bull runs do not die of old age.

Will the Year of the Dog give China anything to...

Article | Investments | 15/02/2018

The economic outlook in China is supported by synchronised global growth which is a significant tailwind for a country still largely dependent on exports.

Fixed income funds drive record sales in 2017

Article | Investments | 08/02/2018

The ethical sector is showing positive signs of growth and investors are increasingly taking ethical investing into consideration when making investment decisions.

A bump in the road for markets?

Article | Investments | 06/02/2018

We don’t believe the risk of recession – which could trigger a deeper market sell-off - has risen significantly.

Will value stocks perform in 2018?

Article | Investments | 22/01/2018

Tax cuts are likely to benefit domestically focused medium sized companies the most, as these companies do not benefit from having any offshore shelter to avoid.

Does January market performance really provide...

Article | Investments | 22/01/2018

There are just too many unknowns that could change the outlook and performance of markets.

Why are bond funds still popular with investors?

Article | Investments | 17/01/2018

It is understandable that British investors may be a bit more cautious about the future and therefore less willing to take risks

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Architas market outlook 2018

Article | Your views | 14/12/2017

We believe the global economic growth outlook remains strong.

Architas appoints investment manager

Article | press releases | 27/11/2017

Mayank Markanday has this week joined Architas as an investment manager. He will co-manage a number of portfolios.

Architas boosts UK team with double appointment

Article | press releases | 04/09/2017

Sarah Ackland has been promoted to head of Architas UK funds and Frank Potaczek has been appointed her replacement as the new head of UK proposition. 

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