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Global Navigator: Risk appetite reviving as 1st quarter ends
Global Navigator: Risk appetite reviving as 1st quarter ends

The final week of March saw Russia’s invasion of Ukraine head into its sixth week. But investors appear increasingly comfortable with the idea that it is predominantly a European problem, that its short-term impact on energy prices will be blunted by higher production outside Russia and the end of winter in the northern hemisphere, and that the stalling of Russia’s advance makes a settlement of the conflict increasingly likely.

Global Navigator: Equity funds benefit as risk appetite slips
Global Navigator: Equity funds benefit as risk appetite slips

With COVID-19 caseloads on the rise in Europe and key emerging markets, predictions for effective widescale vaccination slipping into 2Q21, last week’s technology sell off jolting market confidence and Sino-US tensions still running high, investor sentiment took a turn for the defensive during the second week of September.