Market Commentary 30th September 2022

For those that don’t know, I am the Chief Investment Officer at IPS Capital. Each week I highlight few things that have come across my desk that I think are interesting and investment related. We always welcome dialogue so if you have any questions we’ll be happy to answer them here too.   This has

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Market Commentary 28th September 2022

I am 5 years older than Liz Truss. This means we have both lived our adult life in a world where governments could borrow money with little real-world consequences. Demand for government bonds seemed insatiable and this made the tricky trade-off between taxing and spending slowly become less relevant. If you needed to spend more,

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Market Commentary 23rd September 2022

For those that don’t know, I am the Chief Investment Officer at IPS Capital. Each week I highlight few things that have come across my desk that I think are interesting and investment related. We always welcome dialogue so if you have any questions we’ll be happy to answer them here too.   The US

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Market Commentary 16th September 2022

For those that don’t know, I am the Chief Investment Officer at IPS Capital. Each week I highlight few things that have come across my desk that I think are interesting and investment related. We always welcome dialogue so if you have any questions we’ll be happy to answer them here too.   Will we

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Market Commentary 9th September 2022

For those that don’t know, I am the Chief Investment Officer at IPS Capital. Each week I highlight few things that have come across my desk that I think are interesting and investment related. We always welcome dialogue so if you have any questions for me I’ll be happy to answer them too. First, as

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2022 Q2 ESG Market Commentary

  ESG Update: Water and Waste   2022 will probably be remembered as the year of sudden and pivotal change, in both macro-economic and financial conditions, affecting the global investment landscape including ESG and the green transition. The positive ESG investment spree of the last decade has come to a standstill as we can see

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Market Update – July 2022

Review of the first half of the year The numbers in Chart 1 paint a pretty grim picture for the first half of the year. This has been one of the worst starts to the year on record for equity markets and the worst start since at least the 1930s for bonds. For equities this

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Market Update – June 2022

Market Update Chris Brown, CIO, 16th June 2022 Inflation remains front and centre for investors and markets. Hotter than expected CPI numbers saw the US federal reserve raise rates by 0.75% yesterday, with base rates now expected to peak at 3.75% next year in the US and at almost 3.5% here in the UK. As

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Market Update – May 2022

Market Update Chris Brown, CIO, 19th May 2022 As the table above shows, it has been another tough quarter for global markets. Inflation is higher and looks to last longer than investors had previously thought. This means faster and higher interest rate rises for the next 12 months. Bonds, which normally offer some cushion to

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2022 Q1 ESG Market Commentary

ESG Update: Healthcare Lending The start of the current year has been characterised by high geopolitical risks, with inflation reaching highs we had not seen since the 1970s and the human tragedy we are witnessing in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion, with all its socio-economic repercussions. These events prompted a downward revision in the global growth

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