High quality defensive companies with predictable earnings in sectors such as healthcare and consumer staples have thrived since the financial crisis, whereas more cyclical areas such as materials and the banks have struggled. Since 2007 value has had flashes of outperformance, but in each case quality growth has returned to favour. I believe that a […]
Neptune, the open standards network utility for pre-trade indications in bond markets (not the asset manager, also called Neptune), is now connected to Fidessa, its first OMS (order management system) provider. The utility has now completed connectivity to Fidessa’s buy-side OMS platform to distribute pre-trade data to assist the buy-side with liquidity and price discovery, utilising […]
Ali Unwin, chief technology officer and manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund, gives his views on Amazon and Apple’s latest earnings and explains its high conviction holdings in both despite their diverging results. Earnings season is noisy in the technology sector. Numbers that come in marginally ahead or behind ‘market expectations’ are extrapolated to produce narratives […]
Mark Martin, head of UK Equities and manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, takes a closer look at the potential impact of a Brexit on the UK economy, and explains how he is positioning his portfolio as a result. Recent electoral outcomes suggest a risk averse, conservative British population; indeed, such risk aversion […]
Rob Burnett, head of European Equities at Neptune, has outlined his views on the asset class and the outlook for 2016. Wall of worry continues, in a different form: as economic risks have started to recede in Europe, investors are now preoccupied with geopolitical risks rising from the Middle East. Europe’s large influx of migrants […]
Holly Cassell, assistant manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund and UK Mid Cap Fund comments on the implications of a rate rise for UK equities. With the Monetary Policy Committee members now viewing the decision to raise UK interest rates from historic lows as more finely balanced, and Mark Carney indicating that rates could […]
With elections looming in Japan this coming weekend, a number of views have been put forward about the impact in different asset classes. Peter Rosenstreich, Head Market Analyst at Swissquote, said that “while the LDPs approval ratings have dropped slightly there is still a chance Abe will add seats and reaffirm the populace support of […]
Felix Wintle, Neptune Investment Management’s investment director and head of US Equities, sees positive developments in the US that are allowing the domestic market to shrug off concerns about macroeconomic shocks.
Neptune Investment Management’s Chris Taylor, who runs the Neptune Japan Opportunities fund, says that suggestions Japan is engaging in ‘currency war’ tactics in relation to its weak yen policy are wrong.
Neptune, the UK manager whose funds are also available in markets such as Austria, France, Jersey, Germany, and Switzerland, has said that in many respects investors in equity have never had a better chance to acquire long term returns from the asset class.
Neptune founder and CEO Robin Geffen expects global growth to accelerate over the next six months, and said consensus views on China are too bearish.
The second Greek election confirmed for 17 June could lead to a relief rally, particularly in European banking stocks, according to comments from Rob Burnett manager on the Neptune European Opportunities fund and James Dowey investment director and chief economist at Neptune.