29JUN 2015


Schroders Quickview: Greece faces the abyss

The Greek crisis is reaching a crescendo and the final "in or out" referendum this weekend has potentially huge and lasting repercussions.

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.

24JUN 2015


Yield explainer: The importance of income

Years of low interest rates have helped to stabilise the global economy following the financial crisis in 2008, but one of the effects has been to drive down the yields available in asset classes such as bonds and equities, leaving investors scrambling for income. 

23JUN 2015


Japanese equities: Looking beyond the recent highs

Japanese equities are at 15-year highs, but does that mean the market is over-heating or are the fundamental reasons behind the rise more robust than when the market previously saw these levels in 2000? Andrew Rose, Schroders Japanese equities fund manager, investigates.

16JUN 2015


60 seconds on why smart beta's appeal is growing

Smart beta investment strategies have been growing in popularity, but what are they? Schroders portfolio manager Stephen Kwa explains.

12JUN 2015


European equities: Return of volatility could provide an entry point

The recent reversal of bond and currency market trends has seen European equities come under pressure. We continue to see a variety of other factors that can offer support to share prices.

04JUN 2015


Monthly markets review May 2015

An overview of markets in May 2015, when UK shares were boosted by the general election outcome and emerging markets underperformed.

03JUN 2015


Should markets fear a Greek default?

The spectre of a Greek default continues to concern investors, but how much would a Greek default really disrupt markets?


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.

27MAY 2015


5 key themes shaping the global economy

Schroders Chief Economist Keith Wade sees five key themes shaping the macroeconomic landscape and supporting risk assets over the next year including energy prices, central bank monetary policy and the hunt for yield.