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LCP Investment Summary - September 2022
LCP Investment Summary - September 2022

5 October, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Volatile market conditions...

LCP Investment Summary - August 2022
LCP Investment Summary - August 2022

6 September, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Following a ~10% recovery in...

LCP Investment Summary - July 2022
LCP Investment Summary - July 2022

4 August, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 10.3%...

LCP Investment Summary - June 2022
LCP Investment Summary - June 2022

5 July, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell...

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LCP Investment Summary - September 2022

LCP Investment Summary - September 2022

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Posted on 5 October, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Volatile market conditions resulted in equity markets falling sharply by 7.1% (in € terms) in September. The US dollar continued to strengthen against the Euro, providing some protection against the large loses experienced by Euro investors. Higher than expected inflation expectations, government budget announcements and rising interest rates were key drivers of negative returns and difficult market conditions which challenged investors. Recession risk has remained a key...
LCP Investment Summary - August 2022

LCP Investment Summary - August 2022

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Posted on 6 September, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Following a ~10% recovery in July, global equity markets fell 2.6% in August (in € terms). The US dollar continued to strengthen against the Euro, providing some insulation from falling equity markets for unhedged Euro investors. Market performance was mixed over the month with initial strong gains following lower than anticipated US inflation data. Hawkish comments from the US Federal Reserve caused markets to fall sharply in the last week of August, as the Federal Reserve...
LCP Investment Summary - July 2022

LCP Investment Summary - July 2022

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Posted on 4 August, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 10.3% in July (in € terms), the highest monthly performance since 2020. Markets recovered strongly in July, reversing some of the sharp losses experienced in the first half of the year. The main driver for performance was the fall in interest rate expectations. Several large technology firms such as Microsoft and Apple released stronger than expected earnings which also contributed to the market returns. Tourism performed strongly in the Eurozone...
LCP Investment Summary - June 2022

LCP Investment Summary - June 2022

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Posted on 5 July, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell sharply by 6.7% in June (in € terms). This loss was somewhat lessened for the Euro investor as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro. Markets recorded one of the worst first half year performances in over fifty years. All sectors, with the exception of energy stocks, dropped since the beginning of the year. Over the month investors continued to face persistent inflation and highly volatile market conditions which led to growing concerns...
LCP Investment Summary - May 2022

LCP Investment Summary - May 2022

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Posted on 2 June, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell -1.2% in May (in € terms), in what was another volatile month for investors. Hedged investors fared better this month as the U.S. Dollar gave up some of its recent gains against the Euro. Markets were down for the first three weeks of May as global inflation data remained stubbornly high, raising the possibility of higher-than-expected interest rate rises. Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England did increase interest rates in May as...
LCP Investment Summary - April 2022

LCP Investment Summary - April 2022

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Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 3.2% in April (in € terms). This loss was somewhat lessoned for the Euro investor as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro. Markets experienced sharp falls over the month, sparked by increased concerns over rising interest rates and slower economic growth. Major technology companies such as Apple, released business updates around supply chain issues negatively impacting future earnings. This triggered a large sell-off in technology stocks at...
LCP Investment Summary - March 2022

LCP Investment Summary - March 2022

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Posted on 5 April, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 3.7% in March (in € terms) with Euro investors benefitting from a strengthening of the U.S Dollar versus the Euro of around 1.4%. Equity markets showed signs of recovery during the month following a rocky start to 2022. Investor’s optimism over the welcomed news of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia was a key driver for performance. Countries continued to impose heavy economic and financial sanctions against Russia, which included the freezing of...
LCP Investment Summary - February 2022

LCP Investment Summary - February 2022

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Posted on 3 March, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 2.5% in February (in € terms). By month end, Russia had invaded Ukraine further adding to the volatile market conditions investors experienced during the month. Major index providers have come under pressure to remove Russian stocks from their indices. Russia currently has limited direct exposure in global markets, making up roughly 0.2% of the FTSE All World Index (although this percentage is higher for emerging market indices), and has no direct...
LCP Investment Summary - January 2022

LCP Investment Summary - January 2022

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Posted on 2 February, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 3.7% in January (in € terms). This fall was somewhat cushioned for the Euro investor as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against the Euro. Equity markets suffered sharp falls throughout January. Markets experienced the worst starts to the year since the global financial crisis. A large contributor to the volatility was concerns over rising interest rates and speculation over tighter monetary policy being implemented. The anticipated rise in interest...
LCP Investment Summary - December 2021

LCP Investment Summary - December 2021

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Posted on 5 January, 2022 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 3.4% in December and 30.1% for 2021 (both in € terms), to finish what was another extraordinary year for investors as they continue to adapt to the pandemic and its challenges to the economy. Equity markets performed well throughout December finishing the year strongly despite prospects of reduced support from central banks and a surge in Covid-19 cases globally. Reports suggested that the new Omicron variant although highly...
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