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    Market outlook: a focus on the positives

    It’s fair to say that financial markets got off to a rough start in 2022. A coalition of uncertainty caused by the tightening of monetary policy and the war in Ukraine took its toll after an extended period of relative calm.  The US economy was expected to grow in the last quarter; instead, it shrunk. […]

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    Moneyfarm becomes a PRI signatory

    The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are a set of criteria created by the United Nations, aimed at promoting sustainable and responsible investing among institutional investors.  They were created in early 2005, at the behest of the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who invited a number of experts from the world of […]

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    Policy Comment: UK Rate Hike

    What are we talking about? The Monetary Policy Committee (the MPC) of the Bank of England hiked its base rate by 25 bps to 1% – a move that was largely in line with expectations. The commentary from the Bank highlighted the challenges facing central bankers. The MPC highlighted the impact of Russia’s invasion of […]

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    Is Socially Responsible Investing worth it?

    In recent years, Socially Responsible Investing, otherwise known as ESG investing, has exploded in popularity. In the past, this kind of investing has been largely considered an ethical pursuit. The ostensible fact of the matter was that, in order to invest in line with your social or environmental outlook, you’d have to sacrifice part of […]

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    Macro comment: US GDP

    What are we talking about? The US economy was expected to grow in 1Q22. Instead it shrank, according to data from last week. That seems worth digging into What did we see? The Bloomberg consensus expected 1% GDP growth in 1Q22 (annualised quarter-on-quarter). The report came in at -1.4%. A lot of that was down […]

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    Responsible Investing: SRI Investing, Funds & ESG

    At Moneyfarm, we’re always looking for ways better to align our portfolios with our customers’ attitudes. It’s the reason we suggest a risk level to each individual investor and rebalance our portfolios where necessary to ensure they remain fit for purpose. It’s also the reason we talk to our investors daily to hear their insight […]

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