Innovation

Innovation

🕔14:03, 31.Jan 2019

An opinion about change | Technology As the lines between infrastructure and private equity become increasingly blurred, the question of categorization – while topical – becomes more trivial. A more relevant consideration is to understand the risks around the cashflows

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Asset Allocation Update

Asset Allocation Update

🕔14:03, 31.Jan 2019

Reality bites? The collapse across asset markets at the end of last year was surprising in the context of decent above-trend economic growth across the major blocs, muted inflationary pressures and expanding corporate profits. Certainly, global equities suffered the sharpest

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Risico’s eurozone nemen toe

Risico’s eurozone nemen toe

🕔14:03, 31.Jan 2019

Investment Highlights ̴week 4 Aandelen lieten een gemengd beeld zien. In ontwikkelde markten noteerden aandelen een lichte min, terwijl aandelen in opkomende markten in euro’s met 1,0% stegen. De democraten zijn voorlopig de winnaars van de strijd om de Amerikaanse

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Portfolio optimization: a general framework for portfolio choice

Portfolio optimization: a general framework for portfolio choice

🕔11:02, 31.Jan 2019

It is widely accepted among investment professionals that, while portfolio optimization has compelling theoretical merit, it is not useful in practice. Practitioners are concerned that optimization is an “error maximizing” 1 process fraught with insurmountable estimation issues. The abstract of

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Was 2018 just a bump in the road… or is 2019 the end of the road?

Was 2018 just a bump in the road… or is 2019 the end of the road?

🕔05:07, 31.Jan 2019

Call it superstitious, but we in Applied Equity Advisors are always uncomfortable producing our market outlook commentary for the following year until the current year is complete. Much can happen in December that could impact our projections about the coming

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Retail is not dead and regionally dominant shopping centres offer an attractive value play

Retail is not dead and regionally dominant shopping centres offer an attractive value play

🕔01:01, 31.Jan 2019

The consumer has taken control of the retail relationship which is putting pressure on retailers’ margins, as they face increased competition and a need to invest in a full reconfiguration of their supply chain to offer an “Omni-channel” distribution model

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The data challenge

The data challenge

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

We believe that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can have a material effect on company fundamentals, in terms of both opportunities and risks, and that ESG analysis can highlight latent risks and provide early warning signals of a potential

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ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice

ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

Our Emerging Markets Debt team has been analyzing ESG indicators for sovereigns for eight years, and started working with Sustainalytics five years ago to build ESG coverage of its corporates universe. During that time, it has continually enhanced its ESG

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Emerging Markets Debt Chart Book

Emerging Markets Debt Chart Book

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

Emerging markets debt (EMD) index performance was mixed in Q4. Local market performance finished in positive territory, sovereign performance was negative, and corporates were roughly flat. Differentiation between countries continues to be significant, though problems have begun to spread. Valuations

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2019 ESG trends to watch

2019 ESG trends to watch

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

Trade wars.1 Technological disruption.2 Political dysfunction.3 Rising volatility4 and vulnerability.5 The beginning of 2019 has already been described in a multitude of ways, but the overarching themes coming forth tend to follow a clear narrative: The bull market may be

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From robust to fragile growth

From robust to fragile growth

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

2019 Investment Outlook In this investment outlook, we present our short-term outlook for the global economy and financial markets. The tactical asset allocation (TAA) for our SRI funds is based on these short-term expectations. With our TAA we exploit short-term

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The return of transitions

The return of transitions

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

Investment Outlook In this investment outlook, Triodos Investment Management presents its long-term expectations for the world economy and the financial markets. This investment outlook serves as a reference document for us as asset managers and for clients as investors in

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Global corporate bonds: unchartered territory highlights the need for a long-term perspective

Global corporate bonds: unchartered territory highlights the need for a long-term perspective

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

What are the key factors currently impacting the global corporate bond market? The big question affecting the markets is how far into the cycle we are. The US economy is experiencing its longest running expansion in more than 100 years.

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Beleggingsstrategie 2019

Beleggingsstrategie 2019

🕔14:09, 30.Jan 2019

2018 was voor de financiële markten in zekere zin het spiegelbeeld van 2017. Twaalf maanden geleden werd een voor de markten vrij uitzonderlijk jaar afgesloten, waarin de meeste indexen in lokale munt met ruim 10% waren opgeveerd. Een jaar later

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Analyse van de financiële markten

Analyse van de financiële markten

🕔14:09, 30.Jan 2019

Twee jaar geleden verliep het economische herstel gelijkmatig in alle regio's, en nu lijkt ook de economische vertraging alle regio's te treffen. In de Verenigde Staten beginnen de zwakkere prestaties van de auto-industrie en de vastgoedsector navolging te krijgen in

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Hedge fund positioning after the storm

Hedge fund positioning after the storm

🕔14:04, 30.Jan 2019

The weekly brief The market rebound started at end of December has taken place amid an easing of trade tensions and hopes that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided. A softer stance from major central banks has also been supportive.

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As Good as Gold?

As Good as Gold?

🕔10:41, 30.Jan 2019

The fourth quarter of 2018 proved a torrid time for global markets. Softening data and earnings guidance suggested a global slowdown. Combined with tightening global monetary conditions, US-China trade tensions and European political uncertainty, a backdrop emerged that weighed negatively

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Macroprudential approaches to non-performing loans

Macroprudential approaches to non-performing loans

🕔14:36, 29.Jan 2019

This report presents an analysis carried out by the ESRB in response to a Council of the European Union request to develop “macroprudential approaches to prevent the emergence of system-wide NPL problems, while taking due consideration of procyclical effects of

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And the Winner Was…T-Bills?

And the Winner Was…T-Bills?

🕔14:09, 29.Jan 2019

GMO Quarterly Letter 2018 was a lousy year for almost all assets, with no major asset class around the world able to keep pace with U.S. Treasury Bills. The poor returns were not driven by any economic calamity, but by

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Sustainable investing: a ‘why not’ moment

Sustainable investing: a ‘why not’ moment

🕔13:06, 29.Jan 2019

We find ESG can be implemented across most asset classes without giving up risk-adjusted returns. ESG and existing quality metrics such as strong balance sheets have a lot in common. This implies ESG-friendly portfolios could underperform in ‘risk-on’ periods –

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Slowing – but still growing

Slowing – but still growing

🕔13:06, 29.Jan 2019

Macro and Market Perspectives We see global growth slowing as the expansion enters its final stage. The slowdown comes as the US economy becomes a drag rather than a driver. It is driven by elevated uncertainty around policy plans, the

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An opportunity in European credit

An opportunity in European credit

🕔01:13, 29.Jan 2019

Weekly Commentary European corporate bonds sold off late last year amid a broad risk-off environment. Most risk assets have recovered since. One of the surprising exceptions: BBB-rated European debt. We now see compelling relative value in this segment of the

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US Government Shutdown Paused for Now: Assessing the Economic Impact

US Government Shutdown Paused for Now: Assessing the Economic Impact

🕔13:04, 28.Jan 2019

The longest‑ever US government shutdown has finally ended—at least temporarily —while negotiations continue over funding of a US‑Mexico border wall. While the government will be reopened at least until February 15, the economic implications of the shutdown and the potential

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The week produced fresh economic data pointing to an economic slowdown.

The week produced fresh economic data pointing to an economic slowdown.

🕔13:04, 28.Jan 2019

Earnings season in full swing The IMF revised its growth forecasts for 2019 lower, primarily because of softer business conditions in the second half of 2018, US-China trade tensions and a sharper fall in China’s growth which is now seen

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Monetary Policy Versus Markets

Monetary Policy Versus Markets

🕔13:04, 28.Jan 2019

Weekly Economic Commentary Central banks and financial markets are very closely related. When they are in synch, both perform well. When they are not, outcomes suffer and arguments arise over who is the ultimate authority. As we settle into 2019,

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