RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for May

Global Market Overview After a strong first quarter, global equities, across the board, rose again in April, boosted by more positive economic data, some better than expected corporate results and the ongoing support of central banks which remained in accommodative mode. The MSCI World index advanced 3.50%. The FTSE World Europe ex UK index rose 4.03%, closely followed by the S&P 500 inde...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for March 2019

Global Market Overview The appetite for riskier assets was evident again in February as investors focused on the easing tensions between the US and China. Advances in global equity indices were not quite as strong as they had been in January, but every region recorded a positive result in local currency terms. Strength in sterling meant that returns from Japanese and Emerging Market indices ...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for February 2019

Global Market Overview The start to 2019 has been much more positive for investors than the end of 2018. Global equities made good gains in January, recovering some of the ground lost in the fourth quarter of last year. The key reason for this seems to have been a reversal in the US Federal Reserve’s policy towards interest rates, with an indication that any further increases would depend on...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for January 2018

Global Market Overview Global markets ended a strong year with a traditional “Santa” rally in the UK which saw the two main UK indices achieve record highs for the second year in a row. The FTSE 100 rose 5.03% in December whilst the FTSE 250 (ex Investment Trusts) returned 4.39%. Over the year, the leading 100 companies, which, in aggregate, derive over 70% of their revenues from overseas, had ...
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Our Blog – RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for July 2017

Monthly Update for July 2017 Global Market Overview After the strong start to the year, major equity markets made little or no progress in June. The Japanese (as represented by the Topix), as well as Emerging Markets, indices ended the month in positive territory, in sterling terms. The S&P 500 Index and MSCI World Index were also positive but the fact that the pound strengthened versus the ...
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RiverPeak Wealth – Monthly Update for June 2017

TheView Monthly Update – June 2017  Global Market Overview All major equity markets advanced during May, a rally which has continued into the first few weeks of June. This followed on from a softer patch in April but year-to-date returns have been very strong and many markets are at all time highs. Europe, up almost 16% since the start of the year, has pipped Emerging Markets to the post to b...
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