The US dollar is close to peaking and the risks now seem to be on the downside.
MSCI has recently increased the Chinese A-share market's inclusion factor from 5% to 20%.
Equity markets had a tough time in 2018. Value stocks were particularly hard hit and the style saw one of the longest periods of underperformance relative to growth in recent years.
Since the downturn at the close of 2018, US equities have rebounded with smaller caps up over 16% and outpacing the returns of large caps.
The growth of BBB credit since the Global Financial Crisis has received a lot of attention.
The most significant consideration for all investors in the US is the actions of its Federal Reserve.
At the start of 2019 there were three main reasons to be bearish.
When it comes to finding growth in the UK, we are positive on the pharmaceuticals sector.
The Japanese stockmarket offers opportunities for investing in growth companies that are benefiting from structural changes in business or consumption patterns, or from demographic patterns such as the ageing, declining population.
After a torrid Q4 amid a global sell-off, we see plenty of reasons for sustained optimism for the rest of 2019.
As UK equity income investors, one sector we have found attractive is data or information service providers, which offer services to either corporates or consumers.
Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, with the overall prognosis no clearer.
Equities saw a relatively indiscriminate sell-off in Q4 of 2018, with increased volatility and widening valuation spreads.
We are all tired of talking about backstops and customs unions and voting blocs, but Brexit chat still manages to get centre stage to the exclusion of all else.
Fuelled by loose monetary policy, fixed income managers have had a tailwind for the past ten years.
When we look back at 2018, the market made several mistakes.
In 2018, emerging markets experienced a risk-off period, taking a hit from a combination of rising US interest rates, dollar appreciation and major political tensions pitting the US against China, Russia and Turkey.
If we have learned one thing in more than 30 years of investing in continental Europe it is that it is much more important to be invested in the right companies rather than trying to make top-down calls.
While our politicians, the media and many investors have their attention fixated on the Brexit negotiations, UK management teams have been getting on with the day job - and deal-making is on the agenda.
After many years, Indian corporate earnings seem to be accelerating, with around 20% growth expected over the next couple of years.
As we begin 2019, there are several key risks facing global asset markets.
We are excited and bullish about the opportunity set in Japan both from an equity and multi-asset, risk-adjusted perspective.
As 2019 gets underway, the macro environment is worsening.
Fuelled by cheap QE money