Mercer’s Chief Investment Officer, Philip Houghton-Brown shares insights from Mercer’s global network of investment experts who have been gathering insights.
The global financial markets have been good to investors over the last decade, particularly in 2019 with both Global and New Zealand share markets posting stellar returns.
Market sentiment has been progressively impacted in January and February as investors have assessed the potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
While New Zealand share markets have had a rather interesting time over the third quarter of 2019, Mercer’s funds have been performing well in recent months.
With the markets starting out strongly in the first quarter of 2019, the second quarter ended with a rocky ride.
Global markets recovered strongly from the steep declines in the last quarter of 2018, it has been one of the fastest ever market rebounds.
Global markets are off to a promising start this year. However, an equally impressive start to 2018 resulted in one of the worst years in a decade
The share markets rebounded strongly in the past quarter, despite the market volatility in the beginning of 2018. All of Mercer’s funds have generated positive returns so far
The first quarter of 2018 saw the stampeding bull market of recent years run right into the china shop, twice.