Market Review – March 2024

The first quarter of 2024 has seen the global equity markets deliver their best opening quarter performance in 5 years (Steer, Clarfelt, Duguid, & Stacey, 2024), with the MSCI World index ending the quarter up 8.85%, turbocharged by the booming interest in artificial intelligence that has seen US equity indexes reach new all-time highs. This quarter […]

Three Years of GSB

As we approach GSB’s 3rd anniversary tomorrow, it’s a great time to reflect on our transformation from when we launched in 2021. From a humble beginning with just a handful of employees, we’ve blossomed into a robust team of nearly sixty exceptional individuals. What’s truly heartening is seeing each team member’s personal and professional growth. […]

Market Review – February 2024

A large portion of the momentum seen in the equity markets has been generated from the US equity markets, with a disproportionate amount of US returns coming from the ‘magnificent seven’ mega-cap technology stocks, which surged throughout 2023.

Leap Year and Ramadan Wishes

February’s extra day, gifted by a 2024 leap year, feels like an appropriate emblem for the additional opportunities and moments of growth that lie ahead for GSB. As Julius Caesar might have said, “Veni, vidi, vici… et unus dies bonus!” (I came, I saw, I conquered… and an extra day bonus!).

Market Review – January 2024

January marked the beginning of a new year, but this did not signal any change in the momentum of the equity markets, with 2023’s best performers in Japan and the US delivering strong returns to start the year. Japanese equities had an especially prolific January, with the Nikkei 225 reaching multi-decade highs and finally approaching […]

2024 – Accolades and Outlook

2023 was a historic year in our growth, and it’s great to see 2024 kick off in the same vein. We were delighted to be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) as the only internationally accredited firm to achieve CISI Chartered FirmTM status (more on this below).

Market Review – December 2023

The book has closed for another year, and 2024 is upon us. The outlook as we head into the new year is vastly different to the sentiment around the markets this time last year. 2022 delivered dismal performance and offered little clarity on key issues such as the rampant inflation or the supply chain issues […]

“And just like that, 2023 is over! Time flies!”

What a year it has been! We hope you had an opportunity to relax with friends and family over the festive period. Following my comments in the November newsletter, it’s amazing that three years have passed since we received our license in principle from the DFSA. We are incredibly proud of the successes we’ve had […]

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