Category: IC Insights

IC Insights

Question the Committee Edition 4

Committee’s Note A note from the Investment Committee (“IC”) Chairman Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for your questions and engagement with Question the Committee 2018. The Committee have enjoyed the variety of questions received, varying from comments on global financial markets and key political…

The Investment Committee

17th August, 2018

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 2 2018

Market Review Just as Q1 marked the return of volatility to investment markets, Q2 showed it was here to stay. Trade wars V2 commanded most of the headlines, as Trump continued to try and disrupt global balances. For us though, it has been very much about…

Ashley Brooks

13th July, 2018

IC Insights

#everydayisaschoolday

As a beautiful evening in a valley in Leicestershire ensued, I was gearing up for the first tennis match of the season. I was feeling positive; practice had been going well, the sun was out, the courts were looking great, and I was eager to get competitive.

Alex Chappell

18th May, 2018

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 1 2018

Market Review The first two weeks of 2018 saw a continuation of steady growth within investment markets. Although many of these markets were trading near to or at all-time highs, economic data still appeared relatively supportive of further growth. However, history has taught us to be…

The Investment Committee

6th April, 2018

IC Insights

10 Years On…

When we launched our range of five model portfolios on 1st March 2008, we didn’t quite know it yet, but one of the deepest financial crises in modern history was ensuing. At the market open, the FTSE 100 index priced at 5,884 but markets were firmly in panic…

Ashley Brooks

9th March, 2018

IC Insights

Love at first sight… can sometimes have a nasty bite!

The bitcoin journey quite aptly characterises the early stages of a failed relationship. Dave Sheep is just a normal guy… good looking, mid-20s, athletic build with an infrequent interest in investments. He’s in town one day, just picking up a few bits when he walks into a shop…

Alex Chappell

9th February, 2018

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 4 2017

Market Review of Quarter Four A strong start, a flat middle and a buoyant finish – the three distinct phases that characterised investment markets in 2017. The main stock markets started the year on the front foot, led by Europe and Emerging Markets. The…

Ashley Brooks

12th January, 2018

IC Insights

‘Spooky Charts’ – Happy Halloween!

It’s that time of year again… children running around sporting witches hats, pumpkins with gruesome faces are lining the streets… it can only mean one thing. Halloween is upon us! In keeping with the theme of the season, we here at DB Wood have decided to mix it up in this…

DB Wood Team

27th October, 2017

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 3 2017

Market Review of Quarter Three The summer of 2017 may be remembered as a turning point in this economic cycle. After a decade of pumping money into developed economies, Central Banks look to have put that policy in their rear-view mirror, signalling that interest rate hikes…

Ashley Brooks

13th October, 2017

IC Insights

Up, Up and Away…

So who are the world’s three biggest spenders on defence these days? That’s right – the US, China and… Premier League football clubs. The 2017/18 English Premier League season has just got underway, and it has generated back-page headlines for weeks now around the multimillion-pound transfer…

Ashley Brooks

8th September, 2017

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