Asset Allocation Strategy October 2019

Asset Allocation Strategy October 2019

🕔17:37, 10.okt 2019

 The economic and political climate is glum, and things continue to worsen. Although we do not predict a recession in the foreseeable future, we nevertheless cannot identify any factor likely to reverse the cycle. Looking at historical economic data for

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Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2019

Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2019

🕔16:29, 10.okt 2019 Lees het volledige artikel
Tilting Toward Higher Quality Credits

Tilting Toward Higher Quality Credits

🕔15:29, 10.okt 2019

Credit spreads tightened in September after widening in August, although most asset classes remain around fair value. The dovish stance of central banks globally continued amid concerns about growth, Brexit, and risks of trade war escalation between the US and

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September Eurozone Pmis Signal A Widening Contraction In Manufacturing And Services

September Eurozone Pmis Signal A Widening Contraction In Manufacturing And Services

🕔15:05, 10.okt 2019

September Eurozone PMIs further challenged the optimism in hard data mounting the uncertainty underlying the economy. As a matter of fact, the newly released data confirmed the softening momentum of the Eurozone manufacturing and service sectors. Risks remain tilted to

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Secular Trends Changes in demographics: a broad and long-term opportunity set

Secular Trends Changes in demographics: a broad and long-term opportunity set

🕔14:05, 10.okt 2019

Why thematic investing? Traditional approaches to investing are constantly challenged by leading companies which are by nature innovative and, for most of them, multisectoral. Disruptors can be found in any sector or industry, making the traditional industry classification framework less

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Currencies through an ESG lens

Currencies through an ESG lens

🕔13:16, 10.okt 2019

IN BRIEF We believe a well-designed, tailored approach to using ESG factors for active currency management can be a source of added value for clients over the long term. We have designed our ESG approach as a framework that incorporates

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Investment Management Fees: Is Competition Working?

Investment Management Fees: Is Competition Working?

🕔13:00, 10.okt 2019

Why read on? Why are fees falling in certain asset classes yet remaining resilient in others? The answers to this question are not always straightforward. At its heart, the investment management industry is not one in which “price competition” functions

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Macro Weekly It takes courage to forecast a recession

Macro Weekly It takes courage to forecast a recession

🕔11:55, 10.okt 2019

Economists are not very good at forecasting recessions. I really should rephrase that. Economists are very good at ‘forecasting’ recessions, but usually only when the downturn has actually already started. They (perhaps I should say: we) are not good at

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Market Flash – The stock market plunges: is it a feeling of déjà vu?

Market Flash – The stock market plunges: is it a feeling of déjà vu?

🕔10:50, 10.okt 2019

Apart from a technical lift on the last day of the third quarter, markets retreated as a fresh wave of bad political and economic news arrived. Both industrial and services ISM data fell much more than consensus expectations. Manufacturing ISM

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Weekly Economic Commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary

🕔09:45, 10.okt 2019

Argentina and the IMF: A Bad Case of Déjà Vu Congressional Distractions Will Limit U.S. Economic Policy Capital Flows Get Drawn Into the Trade War

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Mostly Quiet Ahead of Fourth-Quarter Volatility

Mostly Quiet Ahead of Fourth-Quarter Volatility

🕔08:37, 10.okt 2019

US political news and uncertainties related to US-China trade policy continued to dominate headlines in September. Additionally, investors contended with attacks on Saudi oil fields, which led to a sharp, but short, spike in oil prices and turmoil in repo

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After the Saudi Attack, Is There Opportunity in Oil Futures?

After the Saudi Attack, Is There Opportunity in Oil Futures?

🕔07:36, 10.okt 2019

The first reports from Saudi Arabia after drone attacks on its key Abqaiq and Khurais oil fields seemed grim. About half of Saudi production was lost, and the drones inflicted significant damage on two key types of equipment: spheroids and

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