Making Investment Management Work in Uncertain Times

May 12, 2017

 There is a lot of uncertainty going on across the world. Elections in the UK, France, South Korea and Germany, goings on with the European Union and the unpredictability of the Trump regime are sending mixed signals to business owners across the globe. In times like these, it is worth paying extra attention to your assets, wherever they lie and however much they are worth.

Last month, the IMF said that global economic growth this year would pick up by 3.5{083390938f484c452e08a84ea1fac0a9158b26745442978ab7ea4003b5815b10} this year, up from an earlier estimate of 3.1{083390938f484c452e08a84ea1fac0a9158b26745442978ab7ea4003b5815b10}. However, there are some regional variations, with parts of Europe and Latin America struggling to record any sort of growth. With that in mind, effective investment management can help you to make the best of a bad situation.

Checking Regularly

Investment management involves getting the most for your money, whether it’s for a business, charity or private use. The first thing you must do with your investment(s) is to check how they are doing. You can do this by finding out how much your money is worth right now; then comparing it to its worth when you first made that investment.

This can be done by going through an investment manager, who will be able to advise you on the best course of action. If an individual investment in, say, a company’s stock has deteriorated in value, they would advise you to pull out before too much damage is done. Conversely, if it’s worth more, the adviser would most likely suggest staying the course.

Pay attention to any underlying trends with your investment portfolio. In the event of it increasing or decreasing in value over the course of a few weeks, months or even a full year, you might want to consider selling up and putting your funds elsewhere.

Watching the News

Current affairs can have a big impact on your investments. Whether it’s a decline in the price of crude oil, a surprise election result or something more routine like a business’s quarterly report, it makes sense to keep up with the news. Not only can this help you with existing investments, but it can also help to shape any decisions on future ones.

When considering future investment opportunities, think about how you look at them. Make sure that they are performing as you would like. Check them regularly and, if you are unsure about whether or not they are working for you, get some expert advice. Finally, do your research before putting your money into a business or market.