Scott is an investment strategist at Nutmeg. He joined Nutmeg in August 2022 from Charles Stanley with a strong focus on asset allocation and macroeconomic analysis. Before moving to London from New Zealand in 2018, Scott was a portfolio manager covering fixed income and multi-asset mandates. Scott is a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Engineering, holds a Masters in Financial Economics from Massey University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Why mortgage rate rises are the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ for the UK housing market
27 October 2022|5 min
Mortgage rates have been trending higher over the past year, and this spiked more recently given unprecedented events in Westminster – the announcement, and subsequent U-turn, on fiscal expansion outlined in the Growth Plan. But what does this all mean for the housing market?
View from the investment desk: Our take on markets as energy prices rise
26 August 2022|2 min
August is often perceived to be a quieter time of the year for investors, but this month we’ve already seen plenty of new data on the health of the UK economy. This included a fresh policy update from the Bank of England, the latest economic growth figures, a further rise in inflation, and a rise in the energy price cap. So, what does this mean for investors?
Measuring the UK’s economic performance today: The ‘4 Cs’
25 August 2022|5 min
Rising inflation and warnings of recession in the UK have understandably dominated the news agenda in recent weeks. Here, we put all this into perspective with what we’re calling the ‘4 Cs’: Communication, Context, Constraints, and finally our Call on how we are managing portfolios.