Serious about sustainability

Serious about sustainability

🕔16:08, 31.Jan 2020

It is likely that the composition of tomorrows stock market indices will look very different than they do today. In the years to come, there’ll be less demand for fossil fuels, continued demographic change and ever more scrutiny of environmental, social and

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Election Outcomes You’re Not Watching

Election Outcomes You’re Not Watching

🕔15:07, 31.Jan 2020

There may be more risk to the markets in the next few months than is currently priced in… Yet the policy implications of a win on either side are even more dramatic than they have been in previous years. to

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Coronavirus – too early to rely on the sars pattern

Coronavirus – too early to rely on the sars pattern

🕔14:06, 31.Jan 2020

We expect the virus to leave a clear mark on China's economy and stock market in the first quarter. Beyond that, we can only speculate at this stage. Despite the interim recovery, financial markets are likely to be burdened by

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CEE resilient to coronavirus

CEE resilient to coronavirus

🕔13:02, 31.Jan 2020

The impact for CEE economies stemming from China and World GDP slowdown (if any) should remain limited if the virus is contained within a short period of time. CEE, as a net commodity importer, could benefit from lower commodity prices.

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FOMC: Interest rates unchanged, liquidity remains high

FOMC: Interest rates unchanged, liquidity remains high

🕔11:57, 31.Jan 2020

Short Note US Fed As expected, the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision-making body (FOMC) has left the key interest rate unchanged at 1.5-1.75%. The current monetary policy is appropriate to support continued economic expansion, a strong labor market and inflation

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Why add to (UK) equities?

Why add to (UK) equities?

🕔10:48, 31.Jan 2020

Asset Allocation update What a difference a year makes. After a bruising 2018, last year allowed investors to capture the second-best return on a blend of global equities and long-dated bonds in 30 years. For stocks it was also a year of

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Coronavirus: the economic cost

Coronavirus: the economic cost

🕔09:43, 31.Jan 2020

Coronavirus is spreading across China and beyond. What impact will the epidemic have on the global economy and financial markets? The outbreak of the coronavirus threatens to deal a blow to the global economy, presenting risks to consumption and tourism, and, above

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Meet the Economist: Elga Bartsch

Meet the Economist: Elga Bartsch

🕔16:33, 30.Jan 2020

Elga Bartsch, PhD, Head of Macro Research at the BlackRock Investment Institute, shares the biggest challenge of her career, why she practices yoga in her spare time, and more in the latest installment in our ongoing series of Q&As. We

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The U.S. dollar and emerging market assets

The U.S. dollar and emerging market assets

🕔15:25, 30.Jan 2020

Mike shares our view on the U.S. dollar, and how it supports our preference for emerging market assets. Two broad forces drive the U.S. dollar’s moves: monetary policy differentials and risk appetite. We see the U.S. dollar stabilizing or somewhat

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Investing in China is a question of stock picking rather than index picking

Investing in China is a question of stock picking rather than index picking

🕔14:50, 30.Jan 2020

The relationship between China and the West has changed radically China faces many challenges and may not overtake the US by 2030 Finding expert managers is key for investors to make the right choices

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U.S. Economy Shifting into Higher Gear in the New Year

U.S. Economy Shifting into Higher Gear in the New Year

🕔13:45, 30.Jan 2020

Voya Multi-Asset Perspectives The U.S. economy continues to do well: 3Q19 real GDP grew at 2.1% and the Atlanta Federal Reserve GDPNow is forecasting 2.3% 4Q19 growth. This would mark another above-trend quarter and three consecutive above-trend years. Consumers continue

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Fixed Income Perspectives January 2020

Fixed Income Perspectives January 2020

🕔12:39, 30.Jan 2020

Fixed Income Perspectives Entering the first half of 2020, our portfolios are positioned to reflect six key themes. Political Uncertainty: Slower global growth has exacerbated ongoing tensions arising from the increasingly unequal distributions of income and wealth, fueled in part by global trade

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Strong Technicals Could Drive Leveraged Finance Rally

Strong Technicals Could Drive Leveraged Finance Rally

🕔11:35, 30.Jan 2020

Leveraged Finance Asset Allocation Insights Spreads on high yield bonds, bank loans, and CLO debt tranches continued to tighten throughout the first few weeks of January amid a backdrop of consistently positive macroeconomic data, a signed Phase One US-China trade agreement,

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Reimagining Real Estate 2020

Reimagining Real Estate 2020

🕔10:30, 30.Jan 2020

2020 China’s conventional real estate wisdom has served the country well in the past, helping to propel China to global prominence, but it now seems to have run its course. As the domestic market matures, the global economy slows and

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Investing in emerging markets: Myths, opportunities and misconceptions

Investing in emerging markets: Myths, opportunities and misconceptions

🕔09:26, 30.Jan 2020

Emerging thoughts Emerging markets (EM) form a wide and diverse investment universe. They play an extremely important part in the global economy but remain relatively underrepresented in financial markets. Investing in EM requires understanding certain biases. For example, China represents 34% of the EM

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ETP Landscape Deck Template

ETP Landscape Deck Template

🕔09:06, 30.Jan 2020

Global ETPs collected $206.7bn making it the best quarter in 2019 driven by flows in Fixed Income and U.S. Equity Global ETPs collected $206.7bn in the fourth quarter bringing year-to-date flows to $559.0bn for 2019. Quarterly flows were led by Fixed Income

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2020 OUTLOOK & REVIEW

2020 OUTLOOK & REVIEW

🕔07:58, 30.Jan 2020

QMA’s Global Multi-Asset Solutions Group Global growth in 2019 was the weakest in a decade, weighed down by an escalation of the US-China trade war, which hit manufacturing and export sectors hard. Consumer sectors, propped up by strong labor markets

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Appraising home bias exposure

Appraising home bias exposure

🕔06:56, 30.Jan 2020

Eurozone  This paper explores the investment impact of the large and persistent home bias in the equity allocations of the five largest European pension fund markets since the global financial crisis. For this study, we examined the characteristics, performance and

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Cycling slowly, relatively attractive, changing with the future.

Cycling slowly, relatively attractive, changing with the future.

🕔15:31, 29.Jan 2020

Cycling slowly, relatively attractive, changing with the future. We enter 2020 with a base case of moderate economic growth but a watchful eye on geopolitical risk. Absent any major shocks, we believe three key themes will drive the industry narrative

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New year, new views.

New year, new views.

🕔14:27, 29.Jan 2020

Macro view Economic growth provides a sound backdrop for positive real estate demand but is no longer accelerating. Low interest rates indicate that spreads remain attractive relative to recent years. Economy Before considering the economic forecast for 2020, recalling the

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Global economic growth should pick up a notch

Global economic growth should pick up a notch

🕔14:02, 29.Jan 2020

Global economic growth should pick up a notch Stock prices sank on a holiday-shortened week, despite some continued decent news on the economic and corporate earnings fronts. Anxiety about the growing coronavirus scare appears to have hurt markets, and investors

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A new world order

A new world order

🕔13:02, 29.Jan 2020

China’s place in the world The world economy now revolves around China. And that’s something we will all have to get used to. But it might not be such a challenging transition; for some years now, China has contributed the

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Five wildcards for fixed income in 2020

Five wildcards for fixed income in 2020

🕔11:53, 29.Jan 2020

Five wildcards for fixed income in 2020 For 2020, the general direction of investment returns will likely come down to a few “wild cards” on five key issues. We look at how the outcome of these issues could upend the

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Perspectives Global Equities

Perspectives Global Equities

🕔10:53, 29.Jan 2020

Economy and markets Global equities had a strong final quarter of the year, with the MSCI World Index advancing 8.3% in dollar terms. The announcement of a ‘Phase One’ trade deal between the US and China and a reduction in

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What are the investment implications from the coronavirus outbreak?

What are the investment implications from the coronavirus outbreak?

🕔09:09, 29.Jan 2020

The general public, especially in Asia, is understandably anxious about the latest coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. It is also important to consider some of the investment implications from this incident. This is an example of how investment

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