Monthly Archives: June 2017

BODY SWAP In 2015 and early 2016, the UK was a bright spot for developed world growth. Meanwhile, much of Europe (led by France and Italy) languished in a post-crisis quagmire, hampered by indecision and ... more
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL Since the financial crisis, there has been much discussion of “secular stagnation” or a “new normal” for the global economy, with lower growth and inflation. Last year, a commodity rally sparked a ... more
INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE For US markets, a standout feature of the last few years has been the concentration of returns and profitability across a very small number of firms. Indeed, the overall number of ... more
REMEMBER ME? The oil price was under pressure again last week as OPEC’s extension of output cuts (rather than an incremental reduction) and US production hitting the highest level since August 2015 (with a record ... more
Austen Morris Associates are pleased to announce the appointment of five senior finance professionals to the South Africa offices. Combining their wealth of knowledge in the local and international markets and extensive experience with onshore and offshore client relations, we view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to continue providing our clients and future clients with the highest level of unbiased, professional investment advice, while maintaining our ethos of excellence and exceptional service.... more