Rory Bateman

Head of UK & European Equities



24NOV 2015


Outlook 2016: European Equities

At the time of writing, the MSCI Europe equity index has delivered a total return of around 10% this year and we believe investors should see further gains in 2016 given the continued earnings recovery in Europe.


13OCT 2015


EuroView: Quarterly Market Insight - Q3 2015

In the first article of a regular series, Rory Bateman discusses key issues facing European equities, including the Chinese slowdown, Europe's economic prospects and the VW emissions scandal.


08SEP 2015


European equities could provide haven amid global uncertainty

Financial markets markets have suffered extreme bouts of volatility, but we continue to believe European equities offer almost ‘safe haven’ status in a world of increasing economic uncertainty.

07SEP 2015


Schroders Live - Short-term volatility: long-term views

The latest Schroders Live event, hosted by FT Associate Editor Wolfgang Munchau, saw Rory Bateman, Johanna Kyrklund, Gareth Isaac and Matthew Dobbs discuss the recent economic shock in China and the impact of slower growth on the global economy.


29JUN 2015


Schroders Quickview: Greece crisis to restrain European equities, but valuations should provide buffer

Volatility in markets is likely to continue for an extended period until the ramifications of a potential Greek exit from the euro are fully understood. QE and current valuations could provide some downside protection for European equities.


28MAY 2015


Markets: What’s in store for the rest of 2015 and beyond?

At our recent forum in Edinburgh, five leading Schroders fund managers and chief economist Keith Wade met to discuss the state of global markets and assess what lies ahead.

08MAY 2015


Schroders Quickview: UK election provides welcome stability for business

Unsurprisingly, the UK election result has been taken well by the UK equity market and in the short-term provides businesses with a stable political and legislative background in which to invest for the future.


22JAN 2015


Schroders Quickview: QE to provide welcome eurozone boost

As the European Central Bank joins the club by announcing its quantitative easing programme, Azad Zangana and Rory Bateman assess its potential economic and stockmarket impact.

16JAN 2015


Schroders Quickview: Swiss franc volatility reinforces focus on fundamentals

The Swiss National Bank's decision to abandon its euro currency peg has led to extreme volatility within European equities. Our response is to remain focused on the fundamentals.



17NOV 2014


Outlook 2015: European equities

Monetary policy remains loose in Europe but governments could do more to boost demand. Meanwhile, the weaker euro and stronger banking sector should help support European equities in the coming year.