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Q4 2020 – market, economic and MPS update

11 months ago

Head of Active Portfolios Ryan Hughes reviews the performance of the global markets during the final quarter of 2020 – yet another turbulent period, as the ongoing upheaval caused by the global pandemic carried on unfolding.

As governments and central banks continue to provide support where possible, Ryan takes a look at the volatility of gilts and the major split between Western and Eastern economies – in particular India, as it starts to show signs of recovery, and Alibaba’s share price, as it’s rocked by the Ant IPO cancellation.

Ryan also explores what this means for our Passive, Active and Pactive MPSs, before finishing off by offering his outlook on the unchartered territory that is 2021 and potentially beyond.


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Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

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Head of Investment Research

Ryan started his career in 1999 working for an independent financial adviser, progressing to become Head of Portfolio Management at an award-winning advisory firm. Moving on to a global asset management firm as a Fund Manager, he oversaw more than £10bn of multi-asset portfolios, and also sat on the Investment and Global Asset Allocation Committees. After seven years, Ryan joined a small multi-asset boutique managing portfolios for clients all around the world, before joining AJ Bell three years later to help establish our investment capability. As Head of Investment Research, Ryan now oversees all investment research covering active and rules-based solutions.

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