You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Our views 09 January 2020

Q4 and 2019 review: a very strong year

By Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset

5 min read

After a dismal 2018, global equities posted their third best annual returns in the last three decades in 2019, in local currency terms, fuelled by a US-led easing in monetary policy.

This performance was surpassed only by the technology bubble of 1999 and the immediate recovery from the financial crisis in 2009. All asset classes we monitor experienced a positive return over 2019 in sterling terms and all beat cash.

Read Q4 and 2019 review full article