We think 2015 will be a year of continued gradual mending of the world economy. Though equity markets have fallen back in the autumn, the underlying economic fundamentals of the many economies look solid. However, consensus expectations on interest rate rises and inflation increases have been pushed out yet again amidst a weaker Eurozone and China, low inflation and political turmoil in the Middle East.
The dramatic fall in oil and commodity prices have destabilised selected economies and industries, however, we at Adam have the advantage of being able to take a long view and hope to separate short term ‘noise’ from sound investment decisions. In this document we focus on the healthcare sector, commercial property and smaller companies. We also review the year in equities and fixed income, and bring to your attention recent changes in pensions legislation.
We trust you will enjoy the publication and, as ever, please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss the points covered in the Investment Outlook 2015 further.
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