Simon Doyle

Expert Insights

With challenges for equity markets rising, even a defensively positioned balance fund, with just 45-50% equity exposure could struggle to deliver positive returns, warns Simon Doyle, Head of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset at Schroders Australia, who emphasises that true flexibility in asset allocation will be critical ahead. In this exclusive,... Show More

Schroders Australia

The idea that we have entered a “low return” world is now consensus. The arguments are based on a combination of fundamental macro factors (a low growth world) and extended structural valuations in equity and debt markets, suggesting significant return headwinds. Consistently achieving solid real returns in this environment will... Show More

Schroders Australia

While markets have in many cases recovered from their Brexit jitters, we are remaining cautious. There is still significant uncertainty surrounding the consequences and timeframe of the eventual exit of Britain from the EU. Likewise, we are skeptical of the sustainability of the recovery in risk assets which seems in... Show More

Schroders Australia

We have argued for some time that central bank policies – while perhaps necessary from a political and mandate perspective – have been a pervasive force in distorting both asset prices and risk. It is possible (indeed probable) that the limits of this distortion are being tested. That is arguably... Show More

Schroders Australia

Sometimes names can tell you all you need to know, but sometimes they can be misleading. Take global high yield debt – a.k.a. “junk bonds” or “sub-investment grade debt”, often maligned as being risky and often avoided in investor portfolios for this reason. Risk though is relative and while they... Show More