So far this year, markets have been driven by expectations of interest rate cuts and the progress of the US/China trade war.
US equities benefited from a combination of better than expected corporate earnings and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut. In the UK, equities advanced because of the weakness in the pound which boosts the sterling value of the overseas earnings of big multinational FTSE 100 companies.
The immediate market reaction was disappointment as it became clear that there were some questions over any further rate cuts this year. As a result, equity markets sold-off on the last day of the month.
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.
Article | press releases | 25/06/2019
Architas announce the appointment of several new roles within its Dublin-based business.
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.