Latest equities thinking
The Amazon effect
10 Nov 2016
The rise of Amazon.com has forced traditional retailers to adapt their business models. But who will be the winners – and losers – in the battle with e-commerce?
Technology: the big disruptor
9 Nov 2016
Identifying companies set to benefit from technological change will be a major driver of future investment returns. Avoiding the losers will be just as important.
Equity investors should consider the duration of their portfolios
11 Oct 2016
The difficulty in developing a model that accurately predicts equity duration means few managers pay much attention to the concept. And yet, just because it’s a tricky task, doesn’t mean it should be ignored.
The great digital detox
From Russian hackers interfering in foreign elections to high-profile corporate breaches, people are waking up to some harsh realities around data. We look at what the European call for a ‘Magna Carta’ for data has led to, and explore the investment implications of the growing scrutiny over data privacy.
Shares boosted by Korea talks
While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.