Victor Balfour

Victor Balfour - Investment Strategist - Rothschild & Co

Global Investment Strategist

Victor is an Investment Strategist at Rothschild & Co Wealth Management, having joined in 2012. At Rothschild & Co he is responsible for formulating the in-house strategy view on economic, political and market developments.

Victor graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry. Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Victor began his career at Psigma where he was responsible for advising wealthy clients, families and trusts.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and is a Trustee of the Rothschild & Co Pension Scheme.

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  • Perspectives podcast: The last mile

    Market Perspective

    The Swiss National Bank's decision to reduce interest rates came as a surprise to the market. Join our Global Investment Strategists to decode central banks' moves, unravel oil market dynamics, and track gold and bitcoin prices.

  • Are oil prices pushing inflation higher?

    Strategy Blog

    Oil prices are up by a fifth since January, but should we be worried this will sustain higher inflation? We consider how demand may be firming up as the depressed manufacturing sector picks up, and the impact that could have on demand for raw inputs like oil.

  • Perspectives podcast: Dispelling misconceptions

    Market Perspective

    Worries about growth, geopolitics, and an authoritarian government have dramatically dented sentiment in China.

  • Japan: partying like it's 1989

    Strategy Blog

    Japan’s stock market is performing strongly, but we are unconvinced about the country’s long-term attractiveness. We believe the recent bounce in the Nikkei index is a sentiment or momentum driven story, and not one that yet reflects better fundamentals.

  • Disinflation, China and stock valuations

    Market Perspective

    Politics may well affect portfolios in 2024, but we know that the business cycle certainly will. In this Market Perspective, we examine the outlook for inflation, the case for and against investing in China, and whether stocks are currently being overvalued.

  • Is the US election over before it even started?

    Strategy Blog

    In selecting the next leader of the free world, voters in the United States face a decidedly uncompelling choice. We examine what a return to the White House for President Trump could mean for investors, and the outlook if President Biden remains in office.