How the coronavirus outbreak changes our views

How the coronavirus outbreak changes our views

🕔20:24, 2.Mar 2020

Mike shares how we are updating views on global growth and asset allocation as the coronavirus spreads across the world. The spread of the corona-virus beyond China has alarmed global financial markets, as it has opened up a new global

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A year of turning green

A year of turning green

🕔17:07, 2.Mar 2020

No recession in sight. Focus moves to environmental issues.  A key focus of 2020 will, we think, be ‘green spending’. It is set to move to the forefront in Europe and China; and be a major presidential election issue in

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Servicing beyond solutions

Servicing beyond solutions

🕔16:58, 2.Mar 2020

The fourth quarter ended on a high note with US equities marching to new record highs. It closed a year where the narrative mostly had been pessimistic. Uncertainties around trade tensions, Brexit, political drama and recession fears have dominated. The

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Time to fear the Coronavirus?

Time to fear the Coronavirus?

🕔14:38, 2.Mar 2020

Economic Report Monday, fear over the Coronavirus finally gripped investors, as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index fell over 3% – the largest daily declines in two years. These drops wiped out all the gains

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Our views on equity style factors

Our views on equity style factors

🕔13:33, 2.Mar 2020

Weekly commentary The coronavirus outbreak has altered market dynamics since late January. One example: Quality has posted more muted gains after strong outperformance in late 2019. We stand by our tactical views on factors for now, including a modest overweight

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The euro as a funding currency

The euro as a funding currency

🕔12:56, 2.Mar 2020

IN BRIEF The euro has been an attractive funding currency for some time due to negative yields in the eurozone, low volatility in currency markets and the behaviour of the currency as more of a “risk asset” than “safe haven”.

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2020 banking and capital markets M&A outlook

2020 banking and capital markets M&A outlook

🕔12:29, 2.Mar 2020

Mounting economic and political uncertainty in 2020 is likely to create a backdrop of short-term headwinds for banking and capital markets (B&CM) mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 2019 closed with record-low US unemployment, an all-time-high stock market, and considerable available capital

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Covid-19 – a supply shock for now

Covid-19 – a supply shock for now

🕔12:00, 2.Mar 2020

Monthly Investment Strategy – Central bank put, again… Twice in 10 days the Chinese authorities have changed the way new Covid-19 cases are counted in Hubei, which means that most of the “epidemic projection” exercises, which have been so popular in

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Shoring up defences

Shoring up defences

🕔10:56, 2.Mar 2020

Barometer: Going viral With the global economy at the mercy of the coronavirus outbreak, investors should consider shoring up their defences in the near term. 01 Asset allocation: shoring up defences Investors are trying to get a handle on the

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Index Investment Strategy

Index Investment Strategy

🕔10:00, 2.Mar 2020

European equities struggled in the face of a broader global sell-off, as fears of the spread of coronavirus weighed on markets. The S&P Europe 350 dropped 8.6% on the month, extending its 2020 losses into February after a decline of

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The long, the short, and the not so ugly

The long, the short, and the not so ugly

🕔08:46, 2.Mar 2020

Investors’ Outlook There was a High Noon moment mid-2019 when the US Federal Reserve’s intrepid marshal Jerome Powell drew his liquidity gun. This surprised the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly all around, and had financial saloons buzzing in anticipation

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What’s new in the monthly update of our asset allocation views?

What’s new in the monthly update of our asset allocation views?

🕔07:46, 2.Mar 2020

Our multi-asset investment views – February 2020 Equities: We remain positive despite potential heightened volatility in the coming weeks as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Ample liquidity (i.e. readily available funds) and low bond yields continue to support elevated valuations.

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Global economic environment remains construtive

Global economic environment remains construtive

🕔06:31, 2.Mar 2020

Capital Market  The Union Investment Committee (UIC) maintained its neutral risk positioning (RoRo meter at 3) at its regular meeting on 25 February 2020. Risk positions in the model portfolio were reduced slightly for the time being. More specifically, the

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