Investment Commentary

5th March 2013

Our Investment Commentary for Q1 2013 (1 January – 31 March 2013)

Markets have enjoyed a very good start to 2013 overall with strong returns in almost all global equity markets during the first three months of the year, albeit with continuing high levels of volatility.

5th July 2013

Our Investment Commentary for Q2 2013 (1 April to 30 June 2013)

The last three months can broadly be divided into two parts, a strong market rally in April and May, followed by a sharp sell-off in June. Despite high levels of volatility, markets enjoyed a strong start to the second quarter.

4th October 2013

Our Investment Commentary for Q3 2013 (1 July – 30 September 2013)

The third quarter began with a strong start to July followed by a period of relative calm in which the FTSE-100 index of leading UK companies hovered around the 6,500 point mark. So, are we finally starting to see some welcome stability return to the markets?

4th October 2013

Investment Outlook for Q4 2013 (1 October to 31 December 2013)

Looking ahead to the final quarter of the year, we expect to see continued progress in the markets, building on the consolidation of the last three months. As investor confidence returns, we should see demand increase for high quality UK stocks and selected funds, particularly those paying above average dividends by strong profitable companies.