Mark Phelps

Mark Phelps

Chief Investment Officer—Concentrated Global Growth

6 Years at AB
33 Years of experience

Mark Phelps is Chief Investment Officer of Concentrated Global Growth. Prior to joining AB in December 2013, he was president and managing director of Global Investments at W.P. Stewart & Co. From September 2008 to June 2013, Phelps also served as W.P. Stewart’s chief executive officer. He originally joined W.P. Stewart & Co. (Europe) in February 2005 as a global portfolio manager. Prior to that, Phelps held senior positions with the Kleinwort Benson/Dresdner Bank organization in London and San Francisco, most recently serving as CIO for Global Equities at Dresdner RCM in San Francisco. He holds a BA (Hons) in economics from the University of York and completed graduate studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Phelps served in the British Army from 1981 to 1984, achieving the rank of Captain. Location: London

Postcard from…Japan

Postcard from…Japan

by Mark Phelps
When people talk about Japan, they often do so in the context of ‘lost decades’ and warnings of limited growth opportunities. Nearly one-third of the population is over age 65, inflation is stubbornly low and predictions for future economic growth are not encouraging. While talk of demographic doom often dominates headlines about Japan, a recent visit with my research team assured me that it also contains some interesting investment opportunities.

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Equities: Concentrate on Right Risks for Right Reasons
Equity Investing When Turbocharged Growth Is Gone
Are Global Stocks Divorced from Reality?
Quality Control: Three Questions for Stocks in a Changing World
Evaluating the Trump Effect on Global Equities
Five Sparks to Ignite Global M&A
Pricing Power Adds Pep to Equities
Equity Investing in a Low-Growth World
Five Questions on Risk in Concentrated Equities Today
Cutting Through the Currency Fog

Global Investing and the European Enigma

by Mark Phelps

Equity investors are struggling to figure out how to approach the European enigma. It’s clear that a recovery is brewing, but there’s still too much uncertainty for comfort. In our view, distinguishing the European context from that of the US or Japan can help point the way toward unravelling the puzzle.

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