Category: Industry comment

Frontier markets offer high growth and low valuations

Investors’ nerves were tested in 2018 in what proved to be a challenging year for markets across the globe. And frontier markets – developing economies that are considered less mature than emerging markets – were no exception. In 2018 MSCI Emerging Markets index fell 9.2 per cent, MSCI Frontier Markets index dropped 11.2 per cent…

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Lockhart Capital Q1 2019 Outlook

“Context is everything”; so, what is the backdrop in 2019 to advising on generational wealth, and where do we see the risks and investment opportunities? “The fall of Rome seemed unthinkable to people at the time, but inevitable to historians reflecting on it with the benefit of context” – Mary Pilon (author) Globalisation is on…

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Three ways to spot a recession before it happens

We asked investment managers to highlight the key indicators to watch ahead of a recession. Investors could be forgiven for feeling nervous as we approach the end of 2018. The FTSE 100 is down 7.2% since the start of the year and it’s difficult to ignore the stream of negative headlines which continue to haunt…

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Why branching out on their own was the best decision these wealth managers ever made

Excerpt taking from Citywire Wealth Manager Regulation and the rising costs of operating a business made many in the industry argue that it would be the end for boutiques. The sheer number of mergers and acquisitions in the investment management sector also resulted in concerns that the industry would be ruled by a few giants…

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The Crypto Revolution

It’s an instructive exercise to enter the halls of a UK wealth management firm and ask the people there what they think of cryptocurrency writes Christopher Jackson (Spears). “In theory they are interesting,” adds Andrew Wilson, CIO of Lockhart Capital, “and we can absolutely see why a slightly younger investor might benefit from tucking away…

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SPEARS Revealed: The leading wealth managers of 2018

There are new entrants to the UHNW and HNW top tens of the Spear’s Wealth Managers Index, after another fascinating bull market year, writes Christopher Jackson. The wealth management industry can sometimes seem sedate and slow to embrace change. But make no mistake, beneath the calm veneer of your wealth manager there is a man…

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