The Greek crisis is reaching a crescendo and the final "in or out" referendum this weekend has potentially huge and lasting repercussions.
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.
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.
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.
Smart beta investment strategies have been growing in popularity, but what are they? Schroders portfolio manager Stephen Kwa explains.
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.
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.
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.