The traditional day of jest seems too bizarre to be true this year. Putting jokes to one side, our multi-asset portfolios fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte explains what he’s doing about income.
The pandemic is spreading rapidly in the US, which is now following the rest of the West into self-isolation. Beware of leverage and expect dividend cuts, warns our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth.
With dividends pressured, companies focus on financial strength
With most people in the UK bundled into lockdown, technology has once again proven itself. Our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, gives thanks to his team’s saviour.
The global economy has suffered a shock that is as ‘novel’ as the coronavirus. But the response has also been unprecedented, and should bolster the recovery when it comes.
The Rathbones Folio Prize not only champions the finest contemporary writing, it nurtures new talent through the Rathbones Folio Prize Mentorships. Here we talk to teenage writer Henna Ravjibhai, who recently completed the programme, about the difference a year of mentoring has made.
The UK government has unveiled a phenomenal package of support to try to stem layoffs and backstop society. Now people have to lend their support to each other, argues our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth.
As Vladimir Lenin said, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”. Our stewardship director Matt Crossman tries to grasp what the current pandemic means for the planet and our plans to save it.