The case for Japanese equities

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Following the sharp setback in global equity markets it is important to reassess the case for Japanese equities within developed markets. Simply put, corporate margins continue to be improved through ongoing restructuring, cash flow generation is strong, balance sheets are liquid and in many cases debt-free and valuations are very low. The shareholder will progressively continue to get a better return going forward. The following example, courtesy of John Seagrim at CLSA succinctly makes the case.

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Swiss smaller companies: Several unfairly neglected gems

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September saw large cap stocks regaining some ground as the bluechip SMI index advanced 1.4% during the month, outperforming the SPI Extra Index, which fell 2.4%.

The current market environment continues to be characterised by an outperforming pharmaceutical sector and the market’s negative sentiment towards industrial stocks has persisted, though September saw a slight recovery in European “value” investment indices that was largely driven by a rising oil price and a consequent recovery in the energy sector.

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Opportunities in Chinese equities – Interview with Jean Keller

In this interview broadcast on 10 September 2018 on the leading daily Chinese business programme ‘Global Business News’, our CEO Jean Keller shares his thoughts on the opportunities the correction in Chinese equities has created for long term investors, and explains why he thinks the outlook is positive despite trade war concerns.

QUAERO CAPITAL builds its ESG expertise with analyst hire

QUAERO CAPITAL is building on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) capabilities with the hire of specialist ESG analyst Georgina Parker.

Georgina joins from the Swiss sustainable finance consulting firm Conser Invest. She will work with funds across the QUAERO CAPITAL investment department, identifying opportunities to expand and enhance their approaches to responsible investment. She began her career in 2007 as an equity analyst with Bessemer Trust, working in both London and New York.

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Recording is now available – Mid-Year Conference Call – Quaero Capital Small Caps

Following the invitation we sent you on 5 July, we hope you enjoyed the call held on 10 July hosted by Philip Best and Marc Saint John Webb, managers of the Argonaut and the Smaller European Companies funds.

You can now listen to the recording of the call by clicking on the button below.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Investors consider the possibilities of a proposed $200bn US infra spend

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  • Major US Infrastructure networks overhaul planned if legislation passes
  • Infrastructure equities provide proven benefits to investors
  • Private finance and privatisation likely to be required
  • Will experienced, foreign operators be able to access the build-out?

The US government’s ambitious plan to overhaul the country’s infrastructure networks over the next decade provide a huge opportunity for investors, but uncertainties abound: how much of the proposed legislative framework will eventually be voted through, how to buy into what assets. and how much access foreign operators will be able to secure.

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