The Outlook for 2018

Our portfolio managers reflect on 2017, looking at the significant events that have impacted their strategies and what the key risks and drivers will be for 2018.

11 January 2018

Asia Long-Term Unconstrained strategy

ASIA LONG-TERM UNCONSTRAINED 2018 OUTLOOK NEWS

After the strong run for Asian equities in 2017, backed by an earnings recovery, Andrew Graham and Paul Danes look ahead to what we can expect for the coming year.

Asia Long-Term Unconstrained strategy Outlook

AUSTRALIA VALUE EQUITY STRATEGY

Australia Value Equity strategy 2017 Outlook

After the strong run for Australian equities and for the Martin Currie Australia Value Equity portfolio in 2017, Reece Birtles and Michael Slack look to the year ahead and explain how the Australia Value Equity strategy is well positioned to capture opportunities in 2018.

AUSTRALIA VALUE EQUITY 2018 OUTLOOK

European Long/Short strategy

EUROPEAN LONG/SHORT OUTLOOK 2018

Europe’s economy was in recovery mode in 2017, while companies demonstrated clear earnings growth. Michael Browne and Steve Frost set out where the drivers and opportunities will lie in the year ahead.

European Long/Short strategy Outlook

Global Emerging Markets strategy

GEMS Outlook 2018

Emerging markets have had a very strong 12 months, driven by a confluence of factors. Here, Kim Catechis outlines why the structural backdrop remains so attractive going into 2018.

Global Emerging Markets strategy Outlook

Global Equity Income strategy

GEI Outlook 2018

As markets shrugged off geopolitical tensions and continued to rise, Mark Whitehead reflects on what 2017 meant for income investors and what lies ahead in 2018.

Global Equity Income strategy Outlook

Japan Long/Short strategy

JAPAN LONG/SHORT 2018 OUTLOOK

Japan’s stockmarket rallied strongly in 2017, following the recovery of both the economy and corporate profits. Paul Kirkby reflects on the last 12 months and how he is positioning the portfolio for the year ahead.

Japan Long/Short Strategy Outlook

Global Long-Term Unconstrained Strategy

GLOBAL LONG-TERM UNCONSTRAINED OUTLOOK 2018

Against a backdrop of surprisingly low volatility, global markets enjoyed a stellar run in 2017. Tom Walker looks ahead to the next 12 months and beyond.

Global Long-Term Unconstrained Strategy Outlook