A record-breaking quarter

A record-breaking quarter

🕔17:17, 8.Apr 2019

Key points The first quarter of 2019 has been record-breaking in credit markets, with some surprising winners The dovish change in the European Central Bank’s policy outlook at its 7 March meeting boosted the performance of euro credi Fund flows

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A cautious short-term stance toward Treasuries

A cautious short-term stance toward Treasuries

🕔16:19, 8.Apr 2019

We are cautious on U.S. Treasuries in the short term after the recent rally. Yet we still advocate exposure to build portfolio resilience. Scott explains. U.S. Treasury yields dropped sharply in March, breaking out of the tight range they had

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Sharpening the Focus on Cybersecurity

Sharpening the Focus on Cybersecurity

🕔15:25, 8.Apr 2019

Much has been written, and important insights shared, on cybersecurity. The threat landscape continues to evolve, and the topic remains significant in the boardroom. But is there anything new to talk about? To gain fresh perspectives on cybersecurity, an important

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The Modern Dilemma Balancing Short- and Long-Term Business

The Modern Dilemma Balancing Short- and Long-Term Business

🕔15:25, 8.Apr 2019

White paper: The Modern Dilemma  Over the past year, the World Economic Forum’s Investors team, in conjunction with Baker McKenzie, interviewed a number of chief executives, IBC Chairpersons and Community of Chairperson (CoC) members, and surveyed legal requirements in a number

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Features of a macroprudential stance: initial considerations

Features of a macroprudential stance: initial considerations

🕔14:30, 8.Apr 2019

Executive summary In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, macroprudential policy has become increasingly important to address different types of risks in the financial system. Given the short history of macroprudential policies, national macroprudential authorities are left with a

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Fed Zeppelin: Is the Fed making a mistake?

Fed Zeppelin: Is the Fed making a mistake?

🕔10:28, 8.Apr 2019

We were optimistic about a 2019 rebound in the US and in Emerging Markets, as described in our Dec/Jan Eye on the Market notes. But markets have now moved even higher than I expected. US equity valuations are well above

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Are the yield curve’s predicative powers diminishing?

🕔10:20, 8.Apr 2019

The US yield curve has inverted before every recorded recession over the last five decades1, however the spate of recent and unconventional monetary policy could potentially be rendering the barometer’s predicative powers obsolete. March 2019 saw the inversion of the

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