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3 months ago

Market backdrop

The January to March period started on a positive note with markets encouraged by the signed US-China phase one trade deal and the UK leaving the European Union. However, this quickly changed as Covid-19 turned into a global pandemic. Most assets fell in response with riskier assets the worst hit, although lower-risk government bonds lived up to their safe haven status.

In this infographic, we outline the economic factors that influenced markets and summarise the risks that were present against an often uncertain political backdrop.

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Market outlook

Given the unprecedented situation and current high levels of volatility in the world economy, markets are clamouring for a conclusion to Covid-19.

So for a short summary of our views on the global market, please take a look by clicking the button below.

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The View Summer 2020

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

Architas to sell UK investment business

Article | Corporate news | 01/07/2020

Architas, part of the global AXA Group, today announced the sale of its UK investment business to Liontrust Asset Management Plc (“Liontrust”). The UK investment business, which includes two regulated legal entities Architas Multi-Manager Limited and Architas Advisory Services Limited, consists of UK regulated funds and UK advisory business with around £5.6bn* in assets. Subject to regulatory approval and approval from Liontrust shareholders, it is expected the sale will be completed by the end of this year. 

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