Threadneedle’s latest investment strategy and market commentary

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Global equity markets were largely unchanged in April, although this masked a fairly wide dispersion in returns at the sector level. Earlier in the month, for example, technology stocks came under pressure and triggered a general slide in equities due to fears that valuations were overstretched. Tensions between Russia and the West also undermined investor […]

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Threadneedle Investments asset allocation update: April 2014

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In this latest outlook, Mark Burgess, Chief Investment Officer at Threadneedle Investments, assesses market activity so far this year and provides an asset allocation update. Threadneedle halves overweight in equities Increases underweight in Asian equities on China concerns Increases overweight in Japan In our last asset allocation update, we framed the outlook for 2014 in […]

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Stop differentiating between European “periphery” and “core”: the poster children of Eurozone reforms are now delivering the best returns

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According to Threadneedle’s European equities manager Dan Ison, the traditional differentiation between the European “core” and the weaker “periphery” economies does not hold up anymore. Economies such as Spain and Ireland performed much worse during the global financial crisis, with investment returns generally tallying this trend. However, over the past 24 months, those peripheral economies […]

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Threadneedle economic and market update

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Mark Burgess, Chief Investment Officer at Threadneedle Investments, gives a market update following the recent bond sell-off and Japanese equity volatility: “The recent rise in bond yields, and the accompanying increased volatility, is potentially very informative about ‘what next’ for global markets. As we move through the next phase of policy responses to an over […]

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We’re baaaack! American economy shows ability to renew itself

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Cheap energy, an improving economy and attractive valuations make a compelling case for American stocks. So said Cormac Weldon, Head of US Equities for Threadneedle Investments while in a general discussion about why the United States’ ability to bounce back from economic setbacks is placing US equities firmly on the investment agenda. “The American economy […]

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Eurozone crisis – breathing space

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Leading international investment manager Threadneedle Investments, has commented on the Eurozone crisis. Mark Burgess, CIO of Threadneedle Investments, said: “As we felt they always would, having stared into the abyss, it appears that the European politicians have finally done enough to contain Greece for now. Given the large numbers of negotiating parties, the scale of […]

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Threadneedle US equities update

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US market sentiment has been dominated by macroeconomic and political factors recently.  Investor concerns about European sovereign debt and political inertia on both sides of the Atlantic have damaged risk appetite. Meanwhile, an apparent slowdown in economic activity in the US and elsewhere has led to downgrades in corporate earnings expectations. Injections of liquidity into […]

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Time to go global, advisers told

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Leading international asset manager, Threadneedle Investments, has called on Australian advisers to think outside the local equities box and ask their clients to consider the merits of a ‘borderless, active approach’ to global investment instead. The call came during the Certitude Global Investments national adviser roadshow where Threadneedle and its global equities offering was introduced […]

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Threadneedle Investments boosts US equity team with two new appointments

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Threadneedle Investments (Threadneedle), a leading international asset manager, has announced the appointments of Diane Sobin, Fund Manager, and Nafis Chowdhury, Analyst, to the firm’s US Equities team. Both Diane and Nafis will report to Cormac Weldon, Head of US Equities, and will be based in London. Diane joins Threadneedle on 12 September from Columbia Management, […]

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Threadneedle thinks: viewpoint on China

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Evidence of a global deceleration at a time of moderating growth in China has prompted fears of a hard landing for the country by some investors. But as we reveal below, many of the factors worrying investors are more apparent than real. We therefore see recent volatility as an investment opportunity, with the market overlooking […]

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