Capital Group, maintaining our investment process and operational efficiency in a new environment

Capital Group, maintaining our investment process and operational efficiency in a new environment

🕔16:16, 27.Mar 2020

Our private ownership model and strong balance sheet afford us the ability to maintain a long-term focus • Being a truly integrated global firm has enabled a smooth transition to working remotely • Robust business continuity procedures are enabling our

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Coronavirus market volatility: performance update

Coronavirus market volatility: performance update

🕔16:14, 27.Mar 2020

Markets are very weak and volatile, as you would expect with such uncertainty around the Covid19 outbreak. Some days the moves are indiscriminate and everything plunges to a broadly similar degree, on other days our higher quality names are outperforming.

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Risks abound

Risks abound

🕔16:14, 27.Mar 2020

Investment Monthly – February 2020  We are living in an “age of uncertainty” with persistent uncertainties around the macro outlook. Geopolitical tensions have shown they have the capacity to create episodic volatility in markets. But we think it is important

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COVID-19 and the financial markets Spotlight: Fixed Income

COVID-19 and the financial markets Spotlight: Fixed Income

🕔16:12, 27.Mar 2020

Last week’s financial market headlines were dominated by superlatives and historical comparisons. Volatility figures, spread and index levels which have not been seen since the financial crisis (if ever) appeared on the screens. In order to keep you informed on

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Energy sector update

Energy sector update

🕔16:10, 27.Mar 2020

Key takeaways The energy sector has been hit harder by the COVID-19 outbreak than most areas, as a combination of supply and demand challenges has weighed on crude oil prices. US shale exploration and production (E&P) companies are more vulnerable

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Lockdowns work but they take time

Lockdowns work but they take time

🕔16:06, 27.Mar 2020

The daily growth rate of Covid-19 cases in Italy is abating but stays at a double-digit pace. Beyond the inference we can make on a bottom-up, sectoral analyses, the economic impact is now showing in the” traditional” data in the

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Less downside risk, but don’t chase markets

Less downside risk, but don’t chase markets

🕔16:02, 27.Mar 2020

The core asset class views dashboard reflects the key views of the Investment Committee of the Multi-Asset team  Despite investor scepticism, 2019 was a bull market for every asset class (Figure 1). Indeed, assets benefited from the strongly dovish stance

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Thematic investing: Seeking independent sources of excess growth

Thematic investing: Seeking independent sources of excess growth

🕔16:00, 27.Mar 2020

Key points We believe: Thematic opportunities tend to transcend typical market boundaries and categorizations. They often have multiyear return profiles not fully explained by traditional country, industry, or style factors. Technological innovation and disruption, demographic shifts, and sustainability are mega

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Integrating environmental and social approaches in early-stage investing

Integrating environmental and social approaches in early-stage investing

🕔15:58, 27.Mar 2020

Responsible venture capital Venture capital (VC) is a new asset class in many emerging markets and has the potential to achieve development at scale. Successful VC-backed companies often provide significant jobs, skills and a route into formal employment in countries

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Is your next step about changing direction, or directing change?

Is your next step about changing direction, or directing change?

🕔15:56, 27.Mar 2020

2020 Global Private Equity Survey As challenges surface, private equity firms need agents of change — strategic, future-focused leaders who have the vision to help guide the firm forward.  Introduction: In the seven years since we’ve conducted this survey, private

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Momentum to engage on fur

Momentum to engage on fur

🕔15:55, 27.Mar 2020

Fur is increasingly Faux-Pas: Engaging Luxury Brands for Sustainable Practices Increased concerns around the use of fur have sparked a call from investors for luxury brands to go fur-free Europe leads the charge in humane regulations guaranteeing the freedom and welfare

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Bear Market Outcomes Earnings, Valuations And Volatility

Bear Market Outcomes Earnings, Valuations And Volatility

🕔15:50, 27.Mar 2020

Depending on the market index, this has been either the fastest or second fastest bear market in U.S. history. While the timing is uncertain, the impending decline in economic growth and corporate earnings will be followed by a rebound —

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Axioma Risk Monitor Global Developed Markets − 20 March 2020

Axioma Risk Monitor Global Developed Markets − 20 March 2020

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Emerging market local currency debt in volatile markets

Emerging market local currency debt in volatile markets

🕔15:47, 27.Mar 2020

Key takeaways The combination of the coronavirus outbreak and oil price volatility will likely stunt global economic growth in the near term. Markets often overreact during a crisis and present attractive opportunities for research-based investors to add to positions at

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US Equity Market Update: Three Reasons for Optimism

US Equity Market Update: Three Reasons for Optimism

🕔15:45, 27.Mar 2020

The impact of the coronavirus on the US economy still isn’t fully known yet, as the situation continues to evolve. However, Franklin Equity Group’s Grant Bowers sees at least three reasons to be optimistic about the long‑term recovery. 

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RESPONSES TO THE PANDEMIC

RESPONSES TO THE PANDEMIC

🕔15:12, 27.Mar 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus continues to cause immense uncertainty. A growing number of European countries have imposed curfews, effectively putting whole nations under lockdown. So has California, ordering 40 million people to stay indoors. The most likely area

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Market turmoil

Market turmoil

🕔14:07, 27.Mar 2020

What we’re watching? We continue to monitor containment efforts, as more countries are following China’s lead (sort of), but fiscal support is what is most needed to reassure markets. We will closely look at high frequency data to see how

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A rebalancing act

A rebalancing act

🕔12:51, 27.Mar 2020

Recent sharp market moves may have pushed many portfolios off their strategic allocations. We see room to rebalance toward benchmarks.   Fiscal and monetary policy action to bridge the impact of the coronavirus is starting to take shape – and may

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We lower our GDP forecast for 2020 to -3.5%

We lower our GDP forecast for 2020 to -3.5%

🕔06:37, 27.Mar 2020

Corona-Virus weighs on Eurozone economy All countries in the Eurozone have gradually begun to impose significant restrictions on public life from mid-March onwards in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. We are therefore lowering our GDP forecast for

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A COVID-driven spike in claims

A COVID-driven spike in claims

🕔20:41, 26.Mar 2020

This morning, initial claims for unemployment insurance surged to the highest level ever. Initial claims came in at 3,283,000, spiking from a slightly revised 282,000 last week. They also exceeded the prior peak of 695,000 reached in October 1982, and

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The COVID-19 Relief Bill-Holding the Economy in Suspended Animation

🕔17:09, 26.Mar 2020

In the early hours of this morning, the U.S. Senate passed a 2.2 trillion USD stimulus bill to combat the devastating impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on the U.S. economy. These measures cannot prevent the economy from falling into

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Commodity-Market Turmoil

Commodity-Market Turmoil

🕔12:42, 26.Mar 2020

The gold price has been falling but a supportive rates environment and safe-haven demand brighten our outlook. The Saudi-Russian oil-price war broke out at the worst possible time. Any further negotiations are likely to involve a new kid on the

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We lower our GDP forecast for 2020 to -3.5%

We lower our GDP forecast for 2020 to -3.5%

🕔10:34, 26.Mar 2020

Corona-Virus weighs on Eurozone economy All countries in the Eurozone have gradually begun to impose significant restrictions on public life from mid-March onwards in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. We are therefore lowering our GDP forecast for

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No Time To Sell Risky Assets

No Time To Sell Risky Assets

🕔09:29, 26.Mar 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically already claimed the lives of over 10 000 people. Many more will die in the coming weeks. Governments have been obliged to take extreme social distancing measures to combat the virus, effectively putting society on

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About the Postcrisis World

It’s Time to Start Thinking About the Postcrisis World

🕔09:09, 26.Mar 2020

Although financial markets are still reeling from the coronavirus crisis, it is not too early for investors to consider the longer‑term investment implications. We believe investors should consider potential near‑term costs of the crisis and focus on the economic and

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