Investing in equities: the world of the optimist

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  • 08 mins 16 secs

2018 was the fifth worst year in 40 years for UK equity markets. Does Ciaran Mallon, UK Equities Fund Manager, think there is room for more optimism as we move into 2019?

Watch Ciaran as he explores:

  • The main drivers behind the difficulties of 2018
  • How the macroeconomic backdrop influences his portfolio positioning
  • Why he currently finds the utilities sector attractive

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