Keith Balmer
Keith Balmer

Keith Balmer

Portfolio Manager

Latest articles

February 2024

Mag 7 – #Supersize Me 

Over consumption of the ‘Magnificent 7’ companies is distorting stock valuations and driving extreme concentration in index returns. Does this pose risks?
February 2024

When will the rate cuts commence?

Interest rate cuts are on the cards in the US and Europe but their timing could be contentious ahead of national elections and a backdrop of global conflicts.
November 2023

More constructive but still cautious on equities

US Inflation has come down a long way with no discernible worsening in the labour market. This leads us to be more constructive on US equities.
October 2023

Unlocking value in Japanese equities

Japan’s companies are adopting more shareholder friendly policies. We explore the opportunities for investors and explain why we’re currently overweight Japanese equities across the CT Universal MAP portfolios.
October 2023

Recognising the value in government bonds

Explaining why and how our CT Universal MAP portfolios are positioned to take advantage of an anticipated shift in inflation and interest rate expectations.
September 2023

New challenges for financial advisers 

Why new factors need to be considered when assessing the appropriateness of multi asset solutions.
September 2023

Japan’s renaissance steers equities overweight

A unique set of catalysts are presently benefitting Japan-listed companies. We look at their ability to endure.
July 2023

Limitations of cash as king  

For investors looking for certainty of returns, cash may be a good option, but how does it compare to other investments when adjusted for inflation?
June 2023

Rate rises continue to frustrate investors

For the last year or so, the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and European Central Bank have all been on a rate hiking trajectory. The cycle is not complete yet. What does this mean for financial markets and our portfolios?
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Latest articles

February 2024

Mag 7 – #Supersize Me 

Over consumption of the ‘Magnificent 7’ companies is distorting stock valuations and driving extreme concentration in index returns. Does this pose risks?
February 2024

When will the rate cuts commence?

Interest rate cuts are on the cards in the US and Europe but their timing could be contentious ahead of national elections and a backdrop of global conflicts.
November 2023

More constructive but still cautious on equities

US Inflation has come down a long way with no discernible worsening in the labour market. This leads us to be more constructive on US equities.
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