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  • Thermal coal: end of the road?

    Thermal coal: end of the road?NEW

    With thermal coal under pressure from economic and environmental considerations, investors in mining firms need to make sure they take a realistic approach.

  • Liquidity squeeze amplifies market swings

    Liquidity squeeze amplifies market swingsNEW

    Fixed Income Investment Director Michael Lake believes that the market volatility since the start of the year is largely sentiment driven and has been exacerbated by a lack of liquidity.

    • Michael Lake, Investment Director, Fixed Income
    • 11 Feb 2016
  • Water stress: The rising costs faced by beverages companies

    Water stress: The rising costs faced by beverages companiesNEW

    In the wake of rising company awareness and the increasing costs of water risk, we explore the potential financial impacts of water stress on companies in the beverages sector.

  • How markets perform in tightening cycles

    How markets perform in tightening cycles

    The Schroders Economics team has studied the way markets behave during periods in which the Federal Reserve (Fed) tightens monetary policy, and how they perform following periods of “panic”. Will this time be any different?

  • Oil divides opinion among value-seeking investors

    Oil divides opinion among value-seeking investors

    The rout in commodities has continued into 2016 with the plunging price of oil a particular concern, but could a recovery be on the horizon?

  • Q&A: Where fund managers see market opportunities and risks

    Q&A: Where fund managers see market opportunities and risks

    Leading Schroders fund managers, covering a variety of asset classes and regions, share their insights on a difficult market environment.

  • Schroders Economic & Strategy Viewpoint - February 2016

    Schroders Economic & Strategy Viewpoint - February 2016

    In this month's Viewpoint:
    - Global update: Time to hit the panic button?
    - UK: Sterling slides as political risk comes into focus
    - Emerging markets: China concerns

  • Where next for markets after a turbulent start to 2016?

    Where next for markets after a turbulent start to 2016?

    In the first Schroders Live event of 2016, Bloomberg’s European Markets Editor Mannus Cranny quizzed Keith Wade and Johanna Kyrklund on the most pressing issues facing markets right now. These included matters such as China, the oil price, rate hikes and currency wars.

  • Responsible Investment Report Q4 2015

    Responsible Investment Report Q4 2015

    This quarter, we take a look at the outcomes of December's Paris climate change negotiations. We also examine issues such as carbon risk, pressure in the coal industry and energy efficiency.

  • Where are commodities in the sentiment cycle?

    Where are commodities in the sentiment cycle?

    The role that investor behaviour plays in the evolution of asset prices is often underappreciated, but looking through the lens of the sentiment cycle could help shed some light on what the future holds for commodities.