Asset Allocation – Alternative Funds

Asset Allocation – Alternative Funds

One aspect of our multi-asset fund asset allocation that has historically taken up a lot of airtime during investment committee meetings is that of the ‘alternative’ sector, which can often be rather subjective in its interpretation and the subsequent merits about inclusion in the portfolios questioned. My own views are not necessarily representative of the

Podcast: Shaun McDade appears on Fine Business Radio – Cape Town

Podcast: Shaun McDade appears on Fine Business Radio – Cape Town

Shaun McDade discusses the latest market data in conversation with Lindsay Williams, on Cape Town’s Fine Business Radio show. (July 23, 2018) [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – July 23, 2018]   The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience and distinguish FBR from the present clutch of

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q2, 2018

Quarterly Market Video Report – Q2, 2018

Shaun McDade answers questions, in the MitonOptimal quarterly market video report Q2-2018, on the performance of the markets during Q2-2018 and the short-term outlook for the remainder of 2018.  Shaun is the Joint Managing Director of MitonOptimal Portfolio Management in Guernsey and Head of International Portfolio Management for the MitonOptimal group of companies and a member

The Great Value Conundrum

The Great Value Conundrum

It is often said that the most dangerous words in investment are “This time it’s different”. Indeed, long-term economic and market cycles, the principle of mean reversion and the generally accepted tenet that, while history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself, it certainly rhymes, are all central to the philosophy of most asset managers. I can vividly

Podcast: Andy Pfaff Commodity Market Update

Podcast: Andy Pfaff Commodity Market Update

Andy Pfaff gives a commodity market update in conversation with Lindsay Williams, on Cape Town’s Fine Business Radio show. (July 16, 2018) [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – July 16, 2018]     The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience and distinguish FBR from the present clutch

The Ripple Effect – Are we focusing on the right problem?

The Ripple Effect – Are we focusing on the right problem?

The Ripple Effect Peter Geikie-Cobb of MitonOptimal UK discusses the ripple effect on the markets with Lindsay Williams, on Cape Town’s Fine Business Radio show. (July 9, 2018) [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – July 9, 2018]     The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience

Quarterly Market Report – Q2, 2018

Quarterly Market Report – Q2, 2018

An old market adage often referred to as ‘The Halloween Indicator’ urges investors to “Sell in May and go away”. Many academic studies have successfully demonstrated that, while in the past, lower trading volumes over the summer months may have led to stagnant markets, in today’s multi-asset, globally connected investment universe, this seasonal strategy is

Podcast: Blair Campbell – July 2, 2018

Podcast: Blair Campbell – July 2, 2018

Portfolio Manager Blair Campbell appeared on the Fine Business Radio show in Cape Town with Lindsay Williams. (July 2, 2018) [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – July 2, 2018]     The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience and distinguish FBR from the present clutch of shows

Blessed are the Cheesemakers?

Blessed are the Cheesemakers?

The unintended consequences of trade barriers. “Obviously it’s not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products” – Monty Python, Life of Brian As President Trump sets off trade clashes with countries across the world, traditional US business partners move towards retaliatory barriers to American goods. For US cheesemakers, the

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