1. 2019 Markets Summit - program & prep

    Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit is THE investment markets scene setter of the year. The jam-packed blended learning program is designed and curated by our specialist, experienced and independent team and features our Faculty of 20+ leading investment thinkers from around the world. Each offers his/her best high conviction ideas on the drivers of and outlook for the markets (on a three- to five-year view), in the context of the theme - The heat is on! - and the implications for portfolios.

    14-02-19 | More
  2. 2019 Markets Summit - overview & registration

    Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit has gained a reputation as THE investment markets scene setter of the year. This year's theme is "The heat is on!". It will help you better understand the key drivers of and outlook for the markets (on a three- to five-year view), to aid your search for return and in building better quality investor portfolios.

    14-02-19 | More
  3. Reflections on the yield curve: Is this time different?

    Yes, it’s possible that we enter a recession in the not too distant future. But the best curve to forecast recessions still has a positive slope.

    Payden & Rygel | 05-02-19 | More
  4. Whither the Chinese consumer?

    For most of the past decade, the growing spending power of China’s expanding middle class has fueled the global economy. Not so anymore.

    Jim O'Neill | 04-02-19 | More
  5. Is 2019 the year the bubble bursts?

    We see three scenarios for 2019 - is it a benign outlook like 2016? A bubble bursting like 2000? Or will inflation accelerate?

    Brett Gillespie | 29-01-19 | More
  6. Risks to the global economy in 2019

    Over the course of this year and next, the biggest economic risks will emerge in those areas where investors think recent patterns are unlikely to change.

    Kenneth Rogoff | 15-01-19 | More
  7. The volatility of profit margins

    Cyclical volatility in earnings has increased dramatically since the 1980s. The recent Apple profit warning is an excellent case in point.

    Robert Gay | 14-01-19 | More