Dismal data and downgrades continue

Dismal data and downgrades continue

🕔14:43, 19.May 2020

In Credit  Core government bond yields were little moved last week. Covid-19 news continues to …

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The New Economic Order

The New Economic Order

🕔14:22, 19.May 2020

We believe the Covid-19 crisis will trigger a step-change in policy, accelerate existing trends and transform investment frameworks. Government intervention, fiscal activism, corporate governance and sustainability, and continued Asian economic strength will characterise this new order, creating …

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Big Figures Looking Smaller

Big Figures Looking Smaller

🕔13:13, 19.May 2020

The ECB has to deal with a nasty form of circularity: doubts on its capacity to break its self-imposed limits – further fueled by the recent decision of the German Constitutional Court – trigger bond offloading in some of  …

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Steering clear of losses

Steering clear of losses

🕔12:13, 19.May 2020

Global Matters Weekly Financial losses come in many shapes and forms and investors rightly spend a considerable amount of time worrying about them but managing loss aversion poorly can make the longterm outcome even worse. It is important to pick

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Pharmaceutical companies in a golden age for drug discovery

Pharmaceutical companies in a golden age for drug discovery

🕔10:00, 19.May 2020

European Gazette As new technologies such as genomics spur development of innovative drugs, European pharmaceuticals companies stand out as high-quality, defensive growth stocks In uncertain times it pays to own highquality, defensive growth stocks with strong balance sheets and a

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Introducing “Stressed Performing Credit”

Introducing “Stressed Performing Credit”

🕔08:56, 19.May 2020

White Paper Rising Stars in a New (Fed) World Recent unprecedented action by central banks, notably the Federal Reserve on April 9th, has helped markets recover meaningfully. This has caused many investors to wonder, “What do we do next?” or,

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Euro area and national quarterly financial accounts

Euro area and national quarterly financial accounts

🕔07:51, 19.May 2020

Quality Report 2019  This annual report provides a quality review of the quarterly euro area and national financial accounts. The report fulfils the formal requirement for the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) to inform its Governing Council

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Less Reward, More Risk

Less Reward, More Risk

🕔17:11, 18.May 2020

Investment Perspective Risk assets have rallied strongly over the last seven weeks as policy actions have been forceful, COVID-19 cases have peaked in important areas and investors have been willing to look past the short-term economic …

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Drop in economic activity as exceptional as extent of monetary support

Drop in economic activity as exceptional as extent of monetary support

🕔16:06, 18.May 2020

House View The global economy is in the midst of a major contraction. The pandemic has resulted in varying levels of worldwide shutdowns. This has caused a sharp deceleration of economic activity in the manufacturing and services sectors, offset by

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Real economy in the clutches of the corona crisis

Real economy in the clutches of the corona crisis

🕔15:01, 18.May 2020

Credit Markets Weekly  Sovereign Austria, Sub-Sovereigns & Agencies, Financials & Covered Bonds, Corporate Bonds Earnings season demonstrates impact of COVID-19 pandemic The European reporting season is drawing to a close: More than 80% of the …

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Global Equity Ratings

Global Equity Ratings

🕔13:58, 18.May 2020

Preferred Sectors: Health Care and Consumer Staples 

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Issues note on liquidity in the corporate bond and commercial paper markets

Issues note on liquidity in the corporate bond and commercial paper markets

🕔12:49, 18.May 2020

Issues note on liquidity in the corporate bond and commercial paper markets, the procyclical impact of downgrades and implications for asset managers and insurers The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the measures necessary to contain it have brought a severe and

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Sustainable investing, the new ‘safe haven’?

Sustainable investing, the new ‘safe haven’?

🕔11:46, 18.May 2020

Flash Note During times of crisis, investors used to retreat into tried and trusted safe havens, such as gold or long-dated government bonds, while sustainable investing was viewed as a fashion or something of a luxury during uncertain times. I

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‘Onder Economen Lunch’

‘Onder Economen Lunch’

🕔10:42, 18.May 2020

AXA Investment Managers ‘Onder Economen Lunch’   Virtuele meeting, dinsdag 12 mei 2020  Overheden en centrale banken hebben met hun noodingrepen erger voorkomen en op financiële markten gloort herstel, maar de vooruitzichten per sector liggen mijlen uiteen en voor de economie

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Sentiment should brighten in May

Sentiment should brighten in May

🕔09:38, 18.May 2020

Week Ahead Focus: Eurozone PMI data, Eurozone inflation  Looking ahead to next week (May 21), a first flash estimate of PMI data for the manufacturing and service sectors in the Eurozone, Germany and France for May will be released. In

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Bitcoins, central banks and inflation expectations: a variety of topics in our Top Five

Bitcoins, central banks and inflation expectations: a variety of topics in our Top Five

🕔10:12, 16.May 2020

#20 – Top Five Best Read Research on OpinioPro And it’s Saturday again: the day for us to publish our Top Five Best Read on OpinioPro this last week. Populair tags were ‘asset allocation‘ and ‘equities‘, furthermore our event calendar

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Global equities – where to from here?

Global equities – where to from here?

🕔16:29, 15.May 2020

Global Perspectives – february 2020 2019 was the culmination of an exceptionally strong decade for equity markets. By some measures the past 10 years have seen the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in US history and the longest bull market ever.

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Excessive pessimism?

Excessive pessimism?

🕔16:27, 15.May 2020

Global Market Outlook  Volatility illustrates value of diversified allocations As of 27 February, global equities were down -7.5% since the start of 2020 while Corporate and EM bonds returned 1.1% and 1.7% respectively, as lower US Treasury yields led prices

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What do we know about Coronavirus Covid-19 at this stage?

What do we know about Coronavirus Covid-19 at this stage?

🕔16:06, 15.May 2020

FLASH What do we know about Coronavirus Covid-19 at this stage? There is still some uncertainty over its toxicity as data from the Hubei province are very different from other affected countries. For example, the mortality rate ranges from 0.1%,

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The Facts Behind Factor Performance

The Facts Behind Factor Performance

🕔15:58, 15.May 2020

The Invesco White Paper Series – March 2020 Due to its simplicity, market-cap weighting has long been a popular means of calculating the composition of market indexes. But as an investment strategy, market-cap weighting has limitations — frequently resulting in outsized

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We believe the expansaion phase of the credit cycle is over

We believe the expansaion phase of the credit cycle is over

🕔15:18, 15.May 2020

Several countries are now heading into downturns, largely because of the demand shock from COVID-19. However, we have been impressed by the global monetary and fiscal policy response so far. We anticipate a broad rebound later this year on the back

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Central banks are entering a new regime: unlimited support

Central banks are entering a new regime: unlimited support

🕔15:10, 15.May 2020

Cross Asset Investment Strategy Markets (financial cycle) are leading the economic cycle and will bottom out before the end of the coronavirus pandemic. However, they would stabilise once reassured on three points: The cyclical pattern of the pandemic, or when

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Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20

Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20

🕔15:05, 15.May 2020

Attempts to flatten but lengthen the growth curve of COVID-19 infections through social distancing and self-isolation will hopefully save lives and keep healthcare systems running. The price to pay is a steep reduction in economic activity. In this quarter’s Outlook,

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Portfolio factor allocation schemes

Portfolio factor allocation schemes

🕔15:05, 15.May 2020

The decision over which factors to allocate to, and in what magnitude, has a significant impact on investment outcomes and is an important consideration for investors employing a factor approach to achieve investment objectives. It is analogous to the asset

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The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

🕔15:05, 15.May 2020

An Academic View As the COVID-19 virus continues to tighten its grip on the world – causing wide spread lockdowns and large-scale disruptions to global supply chains – governments, central banks, and regulators have been left with little choice but

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