Rocq Capital April 2019 factsheets available
Global equity markets enjoyed another steady, positive month benefiting from a combination of factors. The more dovish tones emanating from the US Federal Reserve, hopes that the Sino-US trade discussions are drawing to a close, better economic news from China and temporary relief in the UK due to a halt to Brexit negotiations, appealed to investors and markets moved higher. In local currency terms, the Nikkei rose 4.9%, the S&P index was up 3.9%, whilst the UK’s FTSE All Share was 2.2% higher, sterling was also slightly stronger during the month. Yields in the bond markets generally moved higher but the performance of non-sovereign risk such as corporate bonds was positive supported by the same factors that helped to push equities higher.
Investment Commentary – Q1 2019
With global stock markets falling sharply in the final quarter of 2018, as the new year started there was some trepidation that such moves could gather further momentum. In fact, the steepness of the sell-off provided the conditions – with many stocks being oversold and sentiment depressed – for a strong bounce in equity markets in January. This continued, with a few wobbles, through February and March allowing most leading markets to post encouraging returns for the quarter as a whole.
Read our full thoughts on the quarter in our new Investment Commentary.
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30 Bays is back!
30 Bays is back and we are proud to be sponsoring the event again in 2018.
Rocq Capital concentrating on what matters
How can an investment strategy deliver the returns clients require? By focusing on the important elements that drive performance, says Harry Bazzaz, investment manager at Rocq Capital.
Rocq Capital funds renamed
In order to emphasise the Rocq Capital brand, as of 11th October 2017, our two investment funds have been renamed from Omnium Sterling Multi Asset Fund and Omnium Sterling Growth Fund to Rocq Capital Balanced Fund and Rocq Capital Growth Fund respectively.
Rocq Capital joins TMPI
Rocq Capital is pleased to have become a contributor to the Trustee Managed Portfolio Indices (TMPI).
Rocq Capital sponsors Set Sail Trust event
Rocq Capital joined forces with the Set Sail Trust enabling local children to experience sailing on board replica Pilot Cutters.
Rocq Capital is supporting ’30 Bays in 30 Days’
Take the plunge and sign up for the challenge!
Rocq Capital awarded the ‘ARC 3D Award’
Rocq Capital has received the ‘ARC 3D Award’ in recognition of its commitment to transparency and due diligence.
Rocq Capital’s Adam Cox explains the benefits of complementing traditional equity and bond investments with ‘alternatives’.
As bond markets approach what many perceive to be the end of a 30-year bull market and equity markets hit highs at the same time, the question on many investors’ lips is how they can protect capital if markets were to see a simultaneous fall in the value of both equities and bonds.