Could Melbourne’s house price boom derail its global city status?

Melbourne is the world’s “most liveable” city. If you can afford the property prices, that is. Ryan Bennett, Securities Analyst, Real Estate explores the Australian city and weighs up where it falls in Schroders Global Cities investment index.     … Continue reading

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A quick reality check in Italy

Paul Craig, manager of the Old Mutual Cirilium Portfolios, discusses a recent trip to northern Italy, where he visited three portfolio companies and gained some perspective on the macroeconomic outlook With politics dominating the headlines of late – amid elections … Continue reading

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Seattle’s boom is about far more than Amazon

Ryan Bennett, Securities Analyst, Real Estate at Schroders On the Global Cities blog we focus on centres that people want to live and work in. Although it has its challenges, we believe Seattle is one of these. City: Seattle, Washington Index … Continue reading

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Bonds and Brexit – Tighter sooner? Brighter later?

Guest blog: Latest outlook from Alastair Gunn and Rhys Petheram Co-managers of the Jupiter Distribution Fund Range We expect global economic growth to remain subdued this year as the initial exuberance about the so-called Trump ‘reflation trade’ is tempered by … Continue reading

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Investing after Brexit

Andy Coleman, Managing Director Retail, assesses investment tactics as negotiations for the UK’s departure from the EU begin. So the starting gun has been fired. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered and the negotiations on the terms … Continue reading

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Q&A with Mike Brooks, Head of Diversified Multi Asset, Aberdeen

Guest blog: Mike Brooks, Head of Diversified Multi Asset, Aberdeen Mike Brooks is Head of Diversified Multi-Asset within Investment Solutions and is co-lead manager of the Diversified Growth fund. Mike joined Aberdeen in 2015 from Baillie Gifford where he was … Continue reading

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