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 2019

Global Market Overview Any hopes of a so-called Santa rally were short-lived in December with all major markets posting losses for the month. Despite November’s brief respite, the fourth quarter turned out to be the worst in the last seven years. Investors have lost confidence against a backdrop of rising US central bank interest rates, a sharp slowdown in Eurozone business confidence, weaker...
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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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