Global Matters Weekly – 24 February 2020

The dangers of DIY
by Andrew Hardy, CFA

Thanks to our global client base we have the opportunity to meet advisers and institutional investors with a very varied mix of underlying client types. Some live in countries that have a very well-established investment culture and others are more nascent. Regardless of which environment our end users are used to, the allure of investing on your own, without professional help, is always present.

Market Snapshot

  • Coronavirus concerns dominated sentiment again, with markets falling strongly today
  • Markets turn increasingly risk-off in light of global data releases
  • Brent crude rose 2.1% ending the week at $58.5 a barrel
  • Gold rose 3.7% ending the week at $1643.4 an ounce