Supertrends. Pushing for change.

Supertrends. Pushing for change.

🕔15:10, 31.Jul 2020

Our normal way of life has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This also holds true for the economy, as governments have shut down economies to contain the spread of COVID-19 and help their health

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Finding Opportunity in Japan Equity

Finding Opportunity in Japan Equity

🕔15:10, 31.Jul 2020

Our contention is that most global asset allocators have been underweight Japan equities for a long time. When we ask investors why this is the case, their rationale usually encompasses a combination of three main assumptions: 1. Japan is a

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Tail Risk Hedging: Contrasting Put and Trend Strategies

Tail Risk Hedging: Contrasting Put and Trend Strategies

🕔13:33, 31.Jul 2020

The sharp market fall and speedy recovery during the eventful first half of 2020 has kept tail risk hedging topical: investors have both fresh memories of a painful loss and renewed fears of a repeat. In this paper we summarize

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Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study 2020

Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study 2020

🕔11:38, 31.Jul 2020

Welcome to Invesco’s eighth annual study of sovereign investors. Since the publication of the first report in 2013, the study has evolved to cover 139 institutions, including interviews with chief investment officers, portfolio strategists and heads of asset classes at

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Real resilience in sustainability

Real resilience in sustainability

🕔09:44, 31.Jul 2020

The tectonic shift toward sustainability is gaining pace. We highlight an underappreciated climate-related risk to portfolios: water stress. Negotiations have kicked off over the size and make-up of a new U.S. fiscal package as key benefits are set to expire

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Vooruitzichten: gekende en dus verwachte risico’s in het tweede halfjaar?

Vooruitzichten: gekende en dus verwachte risico’s in het tweede halfjaar?

🕔08:08, 31.Jul 2020

Is de gezondheidscrisis die we op dit moment doormaken een ‘zwarte, grijze of witte zwaan’ voor de financiële markten? De kleur die we aan deze gebeurtenis toekennen, is afhankelijk van de voorspelbaarheid ervan. Nassim Taleb, die aan de oorsprong ligt

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Bracing for Impact: What’s Complicating the Push to End Libor

Bracing for Impact: What’s Complicating the Push to End Libor

🕔14:35, 30.Jul 2020

When the COVID-19 market panic deepened in March, the Federal Reserve put together a $600 billion Main Street lending program to help small- and medium-sized businesses cope as the U.S. economy was tumbling into recession. But there was a wrinkle. Initially,

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The Role Of Gold – A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge

The Role Of Gold – A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge

🕔13:25, 30.Jul 2020

The Role Of Gold A Less Than Perfect Inflation Hedge Gold has been on a tear over the last year, rising 32% while global equities have languished. Investors buy gold for many reasons, but a common objective is a hedge

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2020 Proxy Voting Season Review: Beyond ‘business as usual’

2020 Proxy Voting Season Review: Beyond ‘business as usual’

🕔11:27, 30.Jul 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic brought disruption to voting season across Europe, North America and Japan. Companies struggled to host in-person meetings, but many quickly moved to hold virtual AGMs, aided by technology. We believe that a hybrid system – where

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How flow can you go?

How flow can you go?

🕔09:33, 30.Jul 2020

After a bumper few months for equity markets, a recent report1 from Calastone, the global funds network, showed June was one of the worst months on record for outflows from UK equity funds. That follows positive UK market performance for

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“Deferred Growth” Companies Pose Intriguing Opportunities

“Deferred Growth” Companies Pose Intriguing Opportunities

🕔07:49, 30.Jul 2020

Some strong firms may benefit from a delayed surge in demand. We believe investors should cast a wide net in the search for secular growth opportunities. Health care firms involved in diagnostics and bioprocessing have stayed largely out of the

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Thema: De staat van banken in Corona-tijd; voldoende buffers

Thema: De staat van banken in Corona-tijd; voldoende buffers

🕔14:54, 29.Jul 2020

De publicatie van de 2e kwartaalcijfers van banken is in volle gang. Een spannende periode. Deze cijfers gaan ons namelijk meer inzicht geven in de impact van de Corona crisis op de bankensector als geheel en de individuele banken daarbinnen.

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US presidential election preview: You’re fired?

US presidential election preview: You’re fired?

🕔12:57, 29.Jul 2020

Outlook for the 2020 vote, and the potential economic and market consequences  Presidential and Congressional Elections are less than 100 days away. However, if the elections were held tomorrow, polls suggest Democrat nominee Joe Biden would win and the Democrats

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As long as Central Bank Music Plays

As long as Central Bank Music Plays

🕔11:08, 29.Jul 2020

Virus containment is progressing unevenly, advanced in Europe and Asia, but concerning in the U.S. and Latin America. Meanwhile, lockdown easing and economic reopening is accelerating worldwide. With a full global economic recovery priced-in for 2021 and stimulus reflected in

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The New Silk Road routes: Why investors should care

The New Silk Road routes: Why investors should care

🕔09:57, 29.Jul 2020

The New Silk Road routes. A significant first step in this direction was the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, also referred to as the New Silk Road), which was proposed by the Chinese government in 2013 with the aim of

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Covid-19 And The Internet Of Things

Covid-19 And The Internet Of Things

🕔08:02, 29.Jul 2020

Conventional wisdom has it that Covid-19 will speed up familiar trends, such as those toward automation and digitization. A closer look at one of the supposed beneficiaries, the Internet of Things, suggests a more nuanced picture. The ultimate outcome may

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China Chartbook – 2Q20: Fixed Income

China Chartbook – 2Q20: Fixed Income

🕔15:12, 28.Jul 2020

The bond market in China has been bullish after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and China’s interest rate bonds have clearly outperformed global major assets. However, the global major asset prices started to surge in May and global equity market has

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China Chartbook – 2Q20: Macroeconomics & Market Strategy

China Chartbook – 2Q20: Macroeconomics & Market Strategy

🕔13:19, 28.Jul 2020

We foresee modest global recovery in 2H20, with China growth outpacing that of the US & EU. We expect China GDP growth to rebound to approximately 6% YoY in 4Q20, but the impacts of the U.S. COVID-19 continuing outbreak remain

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Nordea AM | Find out how gender diversity and inclusion generate returns

Nordea AM | Find out how gender diversity and inclusion generate returns

🕔12:04, 28.Jul 2020

Interview with Julie Bech and Audhild Aabo             Last Wednesday, 22 July 2020, Nordea AM hosted their weekly Morning Espresso session. In this session Julie Bech and Audhild Aabo are interviewed, Portfolio Managers of Nordea’s

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Weekly Economic Commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary

🕔11:27, 28.Jul 2020

Europe and the U.S. Consider State Aid Is China’s Rebound Sustainable? Mortgage Rates Hit Bottom

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Getting the Most Out of Your U.S. Equity Allocation

Getting the Most Out of Your U.S. Equity Allocation

🕔09:35, 28.Jul 2020

A dynamic, diversified exposure could be the answer  The size of the U.S. equity market means that it typically represents a significant allocation in global equity portfolios. A key challenge for investors in U.S. equities is how to dynamically allocate

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Krimpende publieke aandelenmarkten: de rol van lage rentes en de aandelenrisicopremie

Krimpende publieke aandelenmarkten: de rol van lage rentes en de aandelenrisicopremie

🕔07:40, 28.Jul 2020

De omvang van publieke aandelenmarkten is in veel ontwikkelde economieën sinds de start van dit millennium gestagneerd of zelfs afgenomen. Zo is volgens gegevens van de Wereldbank (2020) het aantal beursgenoteerde bedrijven in de VS tussen 2000 en 2018 bijna

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Heightened Volatility

Heightened Volatility

🕔14:51, 27.Jul 2020

Just months after one of the sharpest drops ever, stock markets globally are nearing cycle highs as most economic data continues to show repair. Fiscal stimulus and income support programs have supported consumer spending over the last several months, as

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Bond Compass Balancing Risk, Searching for Yield

Bond Compass Balancing Risk, Searching for Yield

🕔12:57, 27.Jul 2020

State Street Global Advisors has identified the key considerations for investors in the coming quarter, and how markets can be navigated using SPDR ETFs. We remain positive on emerging market debt (EMD). While EMD has recently risen,less developed markets have

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Is ESG a Factor?

Is ESG a Factor?

🕔11:04, 27.Jul 2020

Increasingly, investors are asking if ESG is a factor. We answer this question using the criteria set forth by our Research Affiliates colleagues in their 2016 Graham and Dodd Scroll–winning article, “Will Your Factor Deliver? An Examination of Factor Robustness

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