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Global Equity Observer  •  Sep 14, 2021

Advance Warming 

Laura Bottega
The summer of fire and floods has highlighted the compounding effect of global warming, presenting companies with an array of risks and opportunities. Laura Bottega explains how these ESG factors help shape our portfolios.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Aug 23, 2021

Global Equity Observer: A Collection of Quality Insights – Volume 1 

William Lock
This May, the International Equity team celebrated the publication of our 50th Global Equity Observer (GEO) – our monthly series of investment insights through the lens of our high quality investment approach. We are delighted to share with you this selection of articles from our GEO series.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Aug 13, 2021

Back to Basics 

William Lock, Alistair Corden-Lloyd
In a world of daily financial chatter, it’s easy to get distracted from what drives the core of long-term returns; the power of compounding. William Lock and Alistair Corden-Lloyd explain.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jul 23, 2021

Quality in a Brave New World 

Bruno Paulson
The International Equity team argues that the case for quality compounders remains largely unchanged in the “Brave New World” of reflation and inflation. Bruno Paulson discusses.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jun 22, 2021

Low Carbon Ambition 

William Lock, Laura Bottega
The companies within the International Equity team’s portfolios are encouraging their customers to live more sustainably. William Lock and Laura Bottega discuss.

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Global Equity Observer  •  May 26, 2021

Scale and Diversification 

Marcus Watson
The twin virtues of scale and diversification in our high-quality holdings have played a part in their strong earnings performance both through the recent crisis and over time. Marcus Watson explains.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Apr 29, 2021

Is quality now (relatively) on sale? 

Bruno Paulson
There are reasons to believe that the recent “Growth Bubble” may have peaked and the “Value Rally” is nearing its end. In our minds this presents an excellent opportunity to invest in Quality Compounders. Bruno Paulson explores.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Mar 31, 2021

Why big brands thrive in a digital age 

Nic Sochovsky
Hasn’t the internet leveled the playing field for big and small brands? Nic Sochovsky of the International Equity team looks at why big brands continue to thrive in the digital age.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Feb 24, 2021


Bruno Paulson, Laura Bottega
Having engaged with company management and their boards for more than 20 years, Bruno Paulson explains why the International Equity team favours meaningful long-term engagement over faddy box-ticking.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jan 31, 2021

Avoiding losing money in equities 

Bruno Paulson
For earnings that can hold up in tough times, the International Equity Team explains why they advocate for high quality compounders.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Dec 08, 2020

A Value Rally Ahead? Looking in the Rear-View Mirror 

Nic Sochovsky, Dirk Hoffmann-Becking
After the extraordinary rally in growth stocks over the summer, is the market poised for a value rally? And what does that mean for quality portfolios? The International Equity team evaluates.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Oct 19, 2020

Resilient Compounders: Worth Every Penny 

William Lock, Bruno Paulson
The International Equity Team’s three global strategies, on average, have earnings that are flat year to date, versus a 15% fall for the MSCI World Index as a whole. Bruno Paulson muses why high quality compounders don’t command a larger premium.

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