President of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management
Ian Slattery joined Zurich in 2013. Ian’s current role is as Head of Investment Solutions where his main responsibilities include producing investment commentary and insights, meeting with customers, and speaking at Zurich and industry events. He is the current President and an Associate of the Irish Institute for Pensions Management, a CFA® Charterholder, a CAIA® Charterholder, and holds a Masters in Economic Policy Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.
In the US, equities closed the week on a mostly positive note after favourable inflation updates. The Nasdaq joined the S&P 500 index in record territory for the first time in over two years, writes Ian Slattery.
Last week saw US stocks return to positive territory after a slow start to the year. Although a relatively quiet week for economic data, Thursday saw the release of the US consumer price index (CPI), which came in slightly hotter than expected, writes Ian Slattery.
Last week saw markets decline as a combination of forces affected investor sentiment. As the situation in the Middle East deteriorates, millions of lives have been put at risk. Globally, concern has risen as a result, writes Ian Slattery.
The Federal Reserve kept the key interest rate in the 5.25%-5.50% following their two-day meeting last week, writes Ian Slattery. Whilst the move (or lack thereof) was in line with market expectations the post meeting press conference was seen as relatively hawkish by market participants.
Last week saw US equities post their worst performance in several months as investors revaluated the prospects for higher interest rates for longer, due to resilient economic data, writes Ian Slattery.
Last week saw US equities finish positively as data suggested a cooling of inflation. On Wednesday, the release of consumer price index (CPI) data, saw markets enter a ‘risk-on’ session in the US, writes Ian Slattery.
Last week saw US stocks officially enter bull market territory as a weighted index of the top 500 US companies reached 20% above October lows, with sentiment broadly higher as a result, writes Ian Slattery.
In this investment podcast recorded on 12 April 2023, we cover recent market movements and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. This month we also talk about earnings season, which we hear a lot about in the financial media, we’ll discuss what it is and what it means for you as an investor.
Last week saw the Federal Reserve move forward with a quarter-point (0.25%) interest rate rise, despite speculation that recent instability in the banking sector would cause the Fed to pull back on its current policy trajectory, writes Ian Slattery.
In this investment podcast recorded on March 14th 2023, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. This month we also speak about inflation, what it is and what it means for investors.
A three-week losing streak came to an end for US stocks last week as US equities returned euro investors 1.7% despite economic indicators suggesting a persistently tight labour market, writes Ian Slattery.
Last week saw a more cautious approach to US equities as concern over Federal Reserve policy and discouraging corporate earnings caused equities in the US to retreat from their recent gains, writes Ian Slattery.