Too little risk – a dangerous thing

Too little risk – a dangerous thing

So much emphasis on ensuring people don’t take on too much investment risk could be creating a different problem, argues David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments at Rathbones. Case study: dear old dad It’s my dad’s 80th birthday this week. He retired back in 1981...
Don’t let 10% letters blow you off course

Don’t let 10% letters blow you off course

It was a brutal year filled with ups and a whole lot of downs. Multi-asset portfolio funds manager David Coombs explains how the team is facing 2019. Many of us will feel a bit fatigued after 2018. Most asset classes fell to varying degrees and we saw the painful...
From the sublime to the ridiculous

From the sublime to the ridiculous

The most hateful and divisive US presidential election of the past few decades is finally coming to an end. Rathbones head of Multi-Asset investments David Coombs looks past hyperbole and rhetoric to focus on the longer-term risks lurking in the background. It’s the...
America. The land of opportunity

America. The land of opportunity

US equities have powered ahead of Europe since the global financial crisis. America picked itself up and returned to growth years before the Eurozone, giving its companies the platform to go from strength to strength. In this post David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset...