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Independent experts bring you the latest commentary on the markets to help inform your investment decisions.

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We use our expertise to source articles and opinions that take a critical look at the investments market. These articles, provided by leading experts, offer insight into the state of the investments market for charities, plus what to look out for.

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: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect CAF’s views.

  • 8 January 2020 

    Surprises in European equities

    Andrew Milligan OBE, Head of Global Strategy. Why have European equities performed so well in 2019 and what are the prospects for 2020?
  • 7 January 2020 

    What the return of Middle East tensions could mean for markets

    Philip Haddon, Head of Investment Communications, Schroders. Markets are once again in thrall to geopolitics following recent events in the Middle East. Our research shows what such periods can mean for investment performance.
  • 6 January 2020 

    Cautious optimism for the global economy in 2020

    Colin Dryburgh, Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing. Despite a volatile geopolitical and economic backdrop most asset classes enjoyed a strong 2019. What might 2020 hold for investors?
  • 6 January 2020 

    Market update – January 2020

    A summary of Cazenove's current economic and market views.
  • 2 January 2020 

    Global markets reach record highs: what next?

    Caspar Rock, Chief Investment Officer. During 2019 investors shrugged off concerns about global trade and drove stocks to all-time highs. 2020 begins on a more confident note.
  • 20 December 2019 

    Can Being Nice Lead to Success?

    Neil Goddin, Investment Manager. If it’s good enough for the Brownlee brothers it is good enough for me…………….

    Company management often put keeping their shareholders happy above all else; largely due to the fact that they are at the very least strongly incentivised to do so (if not forced by law).
  • 20 December 2019 

    Infographic: A view of the world economy in December 2019

    Schroders Economics Team, Schroders. In this month's infographic we focus on the reasons for optimism in 2020 as we upgrade our growth forecasts.
  • 12 December 2019 

    Why investors may need to dig a little deeper in 2020

    Johanna Kyrklund, Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Multi-Asset Investment, Schroders. Summing up the outlook for 2020, Schroders’ CIO thinks that superficially, overall market valuations look uninteresting. But dig a little deeper and there may be reasons for active investors to be enthusiastic about 2020.
  • 3 December 2019 

    Market update – December 2019

    A summary of our current economic and market views.
  • 3 December 2019 

    Germany: the sick man of Europe again?

    Jacob Vijverberg, Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing. Recent data shows that Germany narrowly avoided a recession as GDP for the third quarter of 2019 grew by a paltry 0.1% following a contraction in the second quarter. These weak figures have led many commentators to question whether Germany is becoming the ‘sick man of Europe’.


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