The recent slowdown in many Emerging Market (EM) economies like China, Brazil and Russia, has led to questions about whether the recent weakness in the developing world could derail the global recovery. In this article, by drawing on historical examples of EM crises from around the world, David Collins, Investment Strategist explores the topic.
For much of 2015, the Greek political situation dominated global headlines as the Syriza party came to power. The fear had been that we would see a leftist contagion into larger European economies. On 20th December the Spanish electorate will be called on to decide the fate of their next government, with the likelihood of the Podemos party taking power dramatically decreased. In this article, Alan Werlau, Senior Investment Strategist, looks at the decisions facing Spanish voters.
The current coalition parties in government have been praised for their management of the economy and public finances during the recession, pushing through difficult reforms and implementing a successful growth strategy attracting foreign direct investment. In this focus article, Chief Economist Conall Mac Coille looks at what issues need to be addressed if we are to have an economy fit for the 21st century.
Robbie Kelleher, Senior Investment Strategist at Davy, interviewed David Farrell, Professor of Politics at University College Dublin, to get his views on the political landscape in Ireland and an insight into his thoughts on the next general election.
The recent equity market sell-off and heightened volatility have led investors to question their allocations to equities. Eoin Corcoran, Head of Portfolio Construction, looks at the long-term evidence of this and offers some recommendations for investors.
The collapse of the Chinese stock market over the summer has unnerved investors. David Hillery, Investment Strategist, looks at the background to the crash, whether it's a sign of worse things to come and what it means for the rest of the world.
Long/short equity funds have an impressive track record, beating equity markets over the long run and protecting investors through volatile markets. However, over the last few years, returns from these hedge funds have been less favourable. Michael MacGrath, Senior Analyst, Global Investment Selection, looks at whether investors should consider rethinking investing in this asset class.
For many businesses and families, thinking long-term involves considering the safest and most sensible ways to pass on wealth to children. In this article, Deirdre Lyons, Tax & Financial Planning Strategist, looks at different options of good-practice succession planning.
It’s easy to forget the main lesson the crisis has taught us: ‘plan for the best, prepare for the worst’. In this article, Declan Hanley, Head of Financial Planning, considers some of the steps you can take so that you and your family are better placed to meet financial challenges.
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