At a recent conference in the International Conference Centre, Dublin, Arne Staal, Head of Multi-Asset Quant Strategies at Standard Life Investments, spoke about the increased use of data and technology […]
Q3 2017 investment review
Quarter 3 of 2017 was another positive period for risk assets with growth of between 2% and 4% in most global equity markets. Government bonds [Gilts] fell in September resulting in […]
What is an Emerging Market?
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index contains 24 countries representing 15% of the investable market. 29 years ago there were just 10 countries in the index, representing just 1% of the market. […]
What is a bond?
A bond is an IOU between an investor and a bond issuer. The issuer will normally be a Government or a company. The investor lends the bond issuer a set […]