36 episodes

We don’t have all the answers, but we have plenty of opinions. Discover the latest news and views from the Rathbones multi-asset investing team. The Sharpe End lets you be a fly on the wall for frank and informal conversations the team are having on the desk about recent events and how they impact their funds. Follow their other musings at https://info.rathbonefunds.com/rathbone-multi-asset-portfolios/p/1

The Sharpe End Rathbones

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We don’t have all the answers, but we have plenty of opinions. Discover the latest news and views from the Rathbones multi-asset investing team. The Sharpe End lets you be a fly on the wall for frank and informal conversations the team are having on the desk about recent events and how they impact their funds. Follow their other musings at https://info.rathbonefunds.com/rathbone-multi-asset-portfolios/p/1

    Quantum Leap

    Quantum Leap

    Inflation is on our agenda but not quite in the way you might expect. We discuss the outlook for inflation in the longer term and consider how some big structural changes could shift perceptions on what’s a ‘normal’ rate of inflation. Attention then turns to the tech sector and software in particular. Despite all the plaudits for the tech darlings, could we be seeing the first signs of a software slowdown? Finally, all creatures great and small are on the team’s collective minds as they discuss animal health business Idexx Laboratories and the way its products and services are vital in helping all our furry friends.

     

    This podcast was recorded on 6 June 2024.

     

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.

     

    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:

    David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments

    Will McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio funds

    Craig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment Specialist

    Rahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist

     

    About Rathbones:

    Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.

    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 40 min
    Going into Labour

    Going into Labour

    In an election extravaganza of a year the team discuss how they will navigate the many political changes which may be ahead, particularly in the UK where a change in the occupancy of Number 10 seems highly likely. Diversification is the goal of any multi-asset manager, but just how do you achieve it and how has a world of higher interest rates changed that? The team outline the latest on this all-important topic. Finally, could the road ahead be brightening for UK medical equipment company and long-time portfolio holding Smith & Nephew?

    This podcast was recorded on 9 May 2024.

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.

    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset InvestmentsWill McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio fundsCraig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment SpecialistRahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist

    About Rathbones:Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.

    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 42 min
    No Cuts No Glory

    No Cuts No Glory

    With plenty of debate about the state of the US economy, whether the inflation dragon is slain or not, if the landing will be a soft one, and when the Fed might start cutting rates, the team discuss whether the US economic porridge is too hot, too cold or just right. The US consumer is next on the menu as some recent weakness in areas of consumer spending has the team pondering if these shifts in how hard-earned cash is being spent are cyclical or longer-term in nature. Finally, the team turn to Sony, of PlayStation and Walkman fame, to discuss why the business is more than just its well-known electronics and what has made the company an interesting investment for the funds.

     

    This podcast was recorded on 11 April 2024.

     

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.



    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:

    David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset InvestmentsWill McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio fundsCraig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment SpecialistRahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist 



    About Rathbones:Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.

    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 32 min
    Hot Topix

    Hot Topix

    While the US economy and markets seemingly look in a pretty good place right now, the team discuss one of the potential flies in the ointment: US commercial real estate. Many worries have been floated about large cuts to office property values – are they valid? And if so what second order impacts could there be? The focus then turns eastward to the rise of Japan’s stock market and increased investor interest. This leads the team to discuss whether years of corporate reform could mean a new dawn for the nation or just another false one. Finally, the Magnificent Seven is tackled head on as the team discuss Nvidia, the darling of the market, to highlight what the company does, how it has changed, and why it has earned plaudits and a stratospheric share price rise.

    This podcast was recorded on 14 March 2024.

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.

    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset InvestmentsWill McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio fundsCraig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment SpecialistRahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist 

    About Rathbones:Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.

    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 35 min
    Black Sheep Down

    Black Sheep Down

    The Magnificent Seven was the buzz phrase of 2023 as seven stocks drove so much of the return from US equity markets. America isn't the only place with a concentration issue though: it’s the same picture in Europe and the UK. The team look forward and discuss what risks and opportunities may lie ahead as a result of this phenomenon. They then turn to the defence sector and why there might be some meaningful changes afoot to drive more government spending in this area. Finally, Canadian e-commerce company Shopify is on the agenda as the team outline the company's broad appeal, along with the ups and downs of their journey owning this name.

     

    This podcast was recorded on 8 February 2024.

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.

    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset InvestmentsWill McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio fundsCraig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment SpecialistRahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist 

    About Rathbones:Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.

    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 39 min
    Twenty-twenty (four) vision

    Twenty-twenty (four) vision

    After the roller coaster that was 2023, the team discuss getting their bearings for the year ahead. Then, speaking of creaking behemoth structures in need of investment, they explain why they’ve been buying general infrastructure funds for the first time ever. Finally, a new portfolio holding is German medtech company Carl Zeiss, which specialises in cutting-edge tools for eye health. Perhaps some of Carl Zeiss’ products may help us all better see what the year ahead might hold…

    This podcast was recorded on 11 January 2024.

    If during this podcast the team reference any terms you're unfamiliar with, please see our glossary www.rathbonesam.com/glossary-of-terms-and-faqs which will provide an explanation.



    Rathbones multi-asset investing team:

    David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments

    Will McIntosh-Whyte, Fund Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset Portfolio funds and Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio funds

    Craig Brown, Senior Multi-Asset Investment Specialist

    Rahab Paracha, Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist



    About Rathbones:

    Rathbones, a FTSE 250 listed company, provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. Rathbones Asset Management is a UK fund manager, offering equity and bond unit trusts and a multi-asset fund range to meet your capital growth and income requirements. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned, London-based subsidiary of Rathbones Group plc.



    This podcast is intended for retail and professional investors. Any views and opinions are those of the investment manager, and coverage of any assets held must be taken in context of the constitution of the fund and in no way reflect an investment recommendation. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back your original investment. This podcast has been produced for information purposes only and isn’t intended to constitute financial advice. Any views expressed during this recording belong to the individuals and are based on market conditions at the time of recording; Investments referred to may not be suitable for all recipients. Any mention of a specific security should not be interpreted as a solicitation to buy or sell a specific security. Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered office: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No. 02376568.

    • 39 min

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