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Markets react dramatically to Trump’s tweet

Article | Investments | 25/09/2019

This combined with the low stock market trading volumes typical of the holiday month of August, prompted profit taking and shares sold off globally. 

Markets troubled by growth fears

Article | Investments | 25/09/2019

The prospect of slower growth and lower interest rates sets a volatile backdrop for equities (also known as shares), where we maintain an underweight stance. 

August brought a burst of volatility

Article | Investments | 24/09/2019

Tariff issues and tweets from US president Donald Trump fuelled this volatility. This resulted in shares (also referred to as ‘equities’) selling off and bonds going up

Liquidity matters

Article | Investments | 17/09/2019

Liquidity, which indicates how easy it is to buy or sell an investment, has been the big story of recent months. 

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 investments.

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.

Your guide to passive investing

Article | Investments | 15/02/2019

In this guide to passive investment you can find out about the basics of investing in funds, the benefits of asset allocation and how passive investing itself works.

Architas Q4 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 14/02/2019

Mayank Markanday, Senior 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, talks through 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, talks through the last quarter's turbulent time and his hopes for equities for the first quarter. 

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. 

Quarterly Investment Review - Q4 2018

Article | Investments | 31/01/2019

In this edition of the QIR, we shine the spotlight on alternative investments - which are a little different to traditional assets like stocks and bonds – and take a look at the role they can play for investors.

Helping you meet the flexible retirement...

Article | Investments | 16/11/2018

Since 2015 retirement savers have been given a lot of freedom with their pension pot because of government reforms. This has had a massive impact on the choices available.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Article | Videos | 31/10/2018

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: Income...

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: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 31/10/2018

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: Active...

Article | Videos | 31/10/2018

Nathan Sweeney talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year, his thoughts on rising volatility in markets. If we are in a tech stock bubble and what piece of industry jargon should be banned, all in this short video.

Architas Q3 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Videos | 31/10/2018

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 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.

Architas CIO on the year so far in markets

Article | Videos | 30/04/2018

In this video Architas CIO Jaime Arguello gives his thoughts on the year so far, what led to the higher market volatility and what we should expect for the rest of 2018. 

Architas Q1 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Active...

Article | Videos | 17/04/2018

Nathan Sweeney talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year and his thoughts on the best place for active management at the moment in this short three minute video.

Architas Q1 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Income...

Article | Videos | 17/04/2018

Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager shares his views on what has happened in the markets over the past quarter for income investors. And takes a look at the current challenges and opportunities for investing for income.

Architas Q1 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Passive...

Article | Videos | 16/04/2018

Alex Burn talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year, the role of government bonds in a portfolio and what the investment industry has taught him in this short three minute video.

Architas Q1 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Specialist...

Article | Videos | 16/04/2018

Solomon Nevins talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year and his thoughts on infrastructure investments in this short three minute video.

Architas Q1 2018 Fund manager thoughts: Blended...

Article | Videos | 16/04/2018

Sheldon MacDonald talks through the past quarter, the rest of the year and his thoughts on the best place for active management at the moment in this short three minute video.

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. 

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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