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Peter Wilmshurst

There remain as many potential scenarios around Brexit now as there was two and a half years ago when the British voted for Brexit. Its still uncertain exactly what the May government wants, and exactly what the EU governments are willing to agree with. So, we sit here with all... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

US companies had a strong run in earnings and revenue growth during 2018, with numbers largely surprising on the upside. A run like that looks unlikely in 2019, as the benefits of substantial fiscal stimulus from US tax cuts and greater public spending wane. US companies are already signalling that... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

In 2017, emerging markets delivered some of their best returns since 2009. However, a series of headwinds – which include a stronger US dollar, lower liquidity due to rising US rates, China’s attempts at deleveraging, and uncertainty surrounding trade – have now hit. This has meant some of those gains... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

During the last quarter US economic strength led market sentiment, resulting in a widening valuation gap between the US market and the rest of the world. This widening gap implies a much more favourable backdrop for long-term returns outside the US. Expectations of non-US countries are not only lower, but... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

When it comes to investing, Australians forego their ‘globetrotter’ reputation and rarely look past local companies. In consumption, however, we are far worldlier and have embraced international brands such as Apple, Samsung, Google, BP and Toyota. Show More

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Many global equities managers currently hold up to 70% exposure to US equities, but Peter Wilmshurst, Portfolio Manager of Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd (ASX:TGG), says “that just doesn’t make sense. It’s a much broader world out there.” With the US market up more than 200% since 2009, while Europe,... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

Despite political tension and underperformance of the European Financials sector in the June quarter, results in 2017 and the first quarter were solid. We saw upgrades for the European banking sector through 2017 on the back of improving loan losses and continued uptick in lending growth. The banks are also... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

In the past companies used to buy a database, install it on their hardware, and deploy it locally. But what we've seen over the last few years is the rise of cloud computing, a significant evolution in the way in which we save, store and access data, and that has... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

Allergan (NYSE: AGN) is a specialty pharmaceutical company operating in the research, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. The company offers a portfolio of products that provide treatment for the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women's health and urology, ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, dermatology, plastic surgery, liver disease, inflammation, metabolic syndromes,... Show More

Peter Wilmshurst

Despite the recovery in oil prices in the second half of last year, energy was the weakest sector in 2017 after a strong run in 2016. The short-term pressures — a potential supply glut due to weaker seasonal demand, an excessive focus on US inventories, the lag between the announced... Show More

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