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At AlbaCore, we focus on the long-term. As one of Europe’s leading alternative credit specialists, we invest in private capital solutions, opportunistic and dislocated credit and structured products. 

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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Stewart Investors manage investment portfolios on behalf of our clients over the long term and have held shares in some companies for over 20 years. They launched their first investment strategy in 1988.

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Our philosophy is very simple. We are constantly searching for high quality businesses and when we acquire them, we will work relentlessly with them to create long-term sustainable value through innovation, ESG-led and proactive asset management.

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Learn about investing in fixed income today. first sentier investors' on-the-ground teams share investment ideas uncovered in developed & emerging markets.
Read regular news updates, research papers, investment strategy updates & thought pieces from some of First State Investments leading experts.
In january, our asia fixed income team provided an outlook for the asset class in 2020. since then, developments associated with coronavirus have dominated attention and affected sentiment towards financial markets worldwide. in this update, jamie grant, head of emerging market and...
Discover emerging market equities, offering a global opportunity set with the on-the-ground research and skill of specialist emerging markets investors.
First Sentier Investors are the world-leading provider of specialist investment capabilities. Discover how we provide research-led active investment management.
With geopolitical events dominating 2016, emerging markets debt once again proved resilient under stress, rallying strongly after a steep sell-off in November.
Our Emerging Market Debt team provide a review of the first quarter of 2014, including an update on the global environment and market-drivers for Emerging market debt in 2014.
Emerging market (em) debt returned 0.5% (in us dollar terms) in july reflecting income. the risk premium on em debt increased over the month, with the spread on the index rising to 367 basis points (bps). the yield was virtually unchanged at 5.8%, while us 10-year treasury yields rallied 1...
Global asset management group focused on providing high quality, long-term investment capabilities to clients. We bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors who share a common commitment to responsible investment principles.
There have been times, over the last couple of years, when we have felt like a complete muggle. Darker forces (QE and the rise of the machines), have clearly been in the ascendancy.
In our last client update, written through the depths of Covid-despair, we observed that real life and the world of markets are seldom so intimately entwined. With markets swinging violently to the downside on a riptide of fear, it was clear even then that activity was being driven by short-term ...
Global yields moved higher in January while yield curves steepened. The US ten year yield peaked at 2.95% in late February, up 0.55% from 2.40% at the start of the quarter. European and Australian yields followed a similar pattern, with 10YR bunds topping out at 0.74% and Australian 10YR yields r...
Global yields moved higher in January while yield curves steepened. The US ten year yield peaked at 2.95% in late February, up 0.55% from 2.40% at the start of the quarter. European and Australian yields followed a similar pattern, with 10YR bunds topping out at 0.74% and Australian 10YR yields r...
This article provides a review of the current markets as well as views on what the fourth quarter could hold. Portfolio performance details are also highlighted, including interest rates and FX, inflation markets, securitized sectors and corporate markets. Bond markets experienced several trend r...
All of us have been brutally confronted by a new reality in the last few months. It has certainly been crude, with financial markets swinging around on a riptide of greed and fear, as we the participants have vacillated between elation and despair. It is not surprising. Life and the world of ...
Global interest rates rose during the quarter, led by the US. The US ten year yield climbed from 2.86% to 3.06
Global interest rates rose during the quarter, led by the US. The US ten year yield climbed from 2.86% to 3.06%.
In this q2 2019 quarterly update we review the increasingly dovish attitudes adopted by central banks and the “whatever it takes” commitment to monetary stimulus, the general high yield market, our portfolio positioning and the top contributors and detractors from our five high yield fixed...
Government fiscal and debt metrics are strong but pro-growth fiscal policy risks deterioration. At the point they are forced into using fiscal buffers, the market will have repriced the risk sharply.
Theoretically, a fast-growing economy bodes well for corporate earnings and stock prices, and vice versa. Because of this, investors often cite Japan’s weak economy and deflationary environment as reasons they have been reluctant to invest in Japan. However, the data suggests that these concerns ...
The First State Japan Equity Fund invests in a concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies with strong management teams, dominant franchises and conservative financials. As long term, conservative investors, we seek to invest in companies that we believe will have high return on invested cap...