Capital markets experienced their strongest January gains in years. Moderating inflation, easing energy prices and expectations of a slowing tightening cycle, particulary in the US, buoyed both stock and bond markets.
Over the span of just a few months, we witnessed a spectacular rise in interest rates. This historical increase took place against the backdrop of a radical shift in monetary policies, as the central banks, with the Federal Reserve in the lead, have made the fight against the return of runaway inflation their priority. In this environment, portfolio management strategies need to adapt, in particular by seeking new avenues of diversification and some opportunities.
After recent record low interest rates, variable and fixed mortgage rates are surging to levels not seen since the Global Financial Crisis. In this Strategy Blog, we consider whether fixed or variable is the better option in the ever-evolving economic environment.
Rothschild & Co will enter into a strategic partnership with pension consulting firm, PensExpert AG. Dr Thomas Bamert will join Rothschild & Co in Zurich as Head of Wealth and Pension Planning, Switzerland.
Following the launch of a new representative office in Israel for its Wealth Management business in August 2022, Rothschild & Co has hired three new Client Advisers to expand its local team - Oren Shapira, Noah Gordon and Rotem Grinfeld.