Keith Wade

Chief Economist and Strategist

08JAN 2016


Schroders Quickview: US jobs report brings respite from China “crisis”

The US labour market continues to show signs of strength. We still expect the Federal Reserve (Fed) to raise rates in March, but will be looking for signs of stability in the Chinese currency as well as continued gains in payrolls.



22DEC 2015

Economische & strategische analyse

January 2016

In this month's Economic viewpoint our economists review the major developments that impacted markets in 2015 including China growth, Federal Reserve rate speculation and geopolitical pressures, as well as previewing what investors can expect in 2016.

21DEC 2015


December 2015 Economic Infographic

In the final economic infographic of the year our economists examine global growth in 2015 and the key areas to look out for in 2016.

16DEC 2015


We have lift-off, but can the Fed normalise?

As anticipated the Fed raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, but the risk lies in the market’s expectations of a “slow and low” rate hiking cycle.

15DEC 2015


Interest rates: are investors in for a nasty shock?

Has the market become too complacent with its expectations for a "slow and low" increase in the interest rate cycle? History tells us that forecasts have a habit of not turning out quite as planned.

14DEC 2015


Where next for QE?

This infographic explores whether quantitative easing has achieved its intended goals and what next once the QE party is over?

03DEC 2015


Global economy in pictures: Annual 2015 economic infographic

We review a turbulent year for the global economy which endured dramatic falls in the price of oil, geopolitical tension in Europe, a stockmarket crash in China and ends with the Federal Reserve considering raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

01DEC 2015

Economische & strategische analyse

December 2015

In this month's Viewpoint our economists cut their global and European growth forecasts for 2016, examine the uneven recovery in emerging markets and look at what the risks are to the world economy.


20NOV 2015


November 2015 Economic Infographic

In the latest infographic Schroders economists examine the factors that could tip the global economy into recession, the problem with the UK's proposed 'tax-credit' reforms*, what's driving risk appetite among investors and the corruption scandals crippling Brazil.

06NOV 2015


Schroders Quickview: Case for US rate rise boosted by jobs surprise

Despite Friday's strong jobs data, we see little need for the Federal Reserve to aggressively tighten monetary policy.