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On Q

The latest blog from the Cirilium team.

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Welcome to the Cirilium blog

Our Cirilium investment team share their thoughts on recent events and market trends, and what it means for you and your clients.

Since its launch in 2008 the Cirilium portfolio range has weathered a range of events from the global financial crisis to Brexit to coronavirus.

As we continue to experience unexpected events and market volatility, the team behind Cirilium feel that sharing their views on a regular basis will help improve understanding of what is happening in markets and provide reassurance to you and your clients that the long-term active nature of our strategy will continue unaffected.

China’s growing pains

Nick Payne, head of global emerging markets at Jupiter Asset Management joins Paul Craig and Hinesh Patel to discuss the recent tectonic shifts in China’s regulatory landscape, how many of the changes underway are much in line with what’s happening in western markets and why the recent hit to Chinese share prices is an excellent opportunity to build new positions in this keystone market.
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A witch’s brew…

As Hinesh Patel explains, it will take some real magic to extricate western economies from the problems created by central banks waving their magic wands during the pandemic.

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Ships and chips...

As Paul Craig explains, there are three diverging schools of thought as to where inflation is headed and three key supply-chain shortages that are influencing the price of virtually everything on Earth.

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Previous On Q blog posts

A complete archive of all our previous On Q blog posts from the Cirilium investment team are now available.

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Meet the authors

Paul Craig

Portfolio Manager

Paul is manager of the Cirilium portfolio range. He joined the business in December 2014 from Henderson Global Investors, following the acquisition of Cirilium. Paul has managed the Cirilium portfolios since 2009, taking on these responsibilities shortly after the inception of the original range.

He has more than 25 years of asset management experience and has also acted as a non-executive director of four investment trusts.

Hinesh Patel

Portfolio Manager

Hinesh Patel is a portfolio manager on the Cirilium portfolio range. He joined the business in 2008 working in fixed income and macro as strategist, an assistant portfolio manager and then a portfolio manager before joining the multi-asset desk in 2016. Hinesh has played an important role in developing the team’s investment capabilities and macroeconomics analysis. Before joining the business Hinesh was a senior analyst at Lehman Brothers.

Hinesh is a CFA Charterholder and holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University, including specialisms in automotive design and aeronautics. He holds the Investment Management Certificate and has completed the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) level 1.

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