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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.

Hoping for some winter sun

Wholesale gas prices have hit the headlines as prices have rocketed to levels never before seen. The question is whether this is a short-term issue that’s likely to subside or if it reflects a more structural, long-term problem. Unfortunately, the answer is: both.

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It’s an ill wind...

Paul Craig and Hinesh Patel meet with Rob Sorrentino of Eckhardt Trading Company (ETC) and Alex Rau of Environmental Commodity Partners to discuss the explosive recent growth of natural gas prices.

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Running the numbers…

Peter Weidner, senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Asset Management in San Francisco, joins Paul Craig and Hinesh Patel to discuss what light quantitative models can shed on the elevated levels of equity volatility that have characterised September’s markets.

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Between a Fed and a hard place

As Paul Craig explains, even if you’re a relative hermit, the cost of living is still rising noticeably. This is already beginning to impact consumer expectations and could upset the apple cart for consumer confidence and spending.

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Previous On Q blog posts

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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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Email enquiries@quilterinvestors.com or call +44(0)207 167 3700 to find out more on the full range of multi-asset solutions.

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