Simon Doyle

Head of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset

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Multi-Asset

13FEB 2019

US: Fed and economy downgrade play key roles

With the US Fed recognising the need to pay attention to inflation risk and an overheating economy by relaxing the talk of rate rises, and a downgrade in the economic outlook, the start of 2019 has been led by a rebound in equity markets.

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28JAN 2019

Multi-Asset

12DEC 2018

2018

NOVEMBER

14NOV 2018

Multi-Asset

Equity-led drops not yet the return of a bear

While October proved true to form as a month where market crashes tend to happen, we’re not yet entering a buying phase beyond tactical moves. We believe there are further falls to come and will continue to monitor for a re-entry point.

OCTOBER

22OCT 2018

Videos: Webconferences

Countdown to recession webcast

While the strength of the US economy may make talk of recession appear premature, we believe the countdown clock has started.

12OCT 2018

Multi-Asset

Testing times ahead

The individual components of the multi-asset strategy — including credit exposure and stock selection — helped protect the funds against bumpy Australian equity performance and tightening credit spreads this quarter. Its positioning also prepares it to react against activity from the US, either in politics, or markets.

11OCT 2018

Videos: Fund Manager Q&As

Not the time for a big position in equities

Livewire sat down with Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset at Schroders, and asked him how he would allocate a million dollars today. In his responses to this tough question he made it clear that it’s not a good time to be building a big position in equities.

08OCT 2018

Multi-Asset

Pioneers of objective-based investing: how the idea came to life

Simon Doyle and Simon Stevenson launched the Schroder Real Return CPI+5% Fund 10 years ago this month — one of the first objective based multi-asset funds Australia. In this article they discuss launching amid the GFC, and how this style of investing comes into its own during times of volatility.

08OCT 2018

Videos: Fund Manager Q&As

Reflections on invention: investing in today’s world

Simon Doyle and Simon Stevenson discuss how valuations, cyclical influences and liquidity all form part of the investment considerations, and how the portfolio is managed to prepare for risks. Its lack of rigidity is what allows it to move to protect capital, which is key if an investor can’t sustain an elongated slump in growth assets. When you’re investing money for customers’ retirements, protection is important.

08OCT 2018

Videos: Fund Manager Q&As

When ‘defensive’ isn’t defensive enough

Simon clearly flags the risks markets face right now: “as these dynamics change, as volatility inevitably starts to pick up, as the policy challenges start to become greater for policy makers and for investors, markets are going to start to move. Probably not up… probably down”.