Will Abenomics continue in a post-Abe Japan?

Will Abenomics continue in a post-Abe Japan?

🕔14:49, 30.Sep 2020

Abenomics at a glance Referring to the economic policies advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since his victory in the 2012 general election, Abenomics consists of three arrows: aggressive monetary policies, fiscal consolidation and a growth strategy. The key aim

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Brave real world

Brave real world

🕔12:54, 30.Sep 2020

It’s as if nothing happened. At the time of writing, the MSCI AC World index in EUR is up 8% since a year ago, which is very close to our long-term equilibrium equity return estimate of 7%. Yet, in the

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Upside-Down Markets: Profits, Inflation and Equity Valuation in Fiscal Policy Regimes

Upside-Down Markets: Profits, Inflation and Equity Valuation in Fiscal Policy Regimes

🕔11:44, 30.Sep 2020

An upside-down market is a market in which good news functions as bad news and bad news functions as good news. The force that turns markets upside-down is policy. News, good or bad, triggers a countervailing policy response with effects

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Finding the opportunity in ESG

Finding the opportunity in ESG

🕔09:54, 30.Sep 2020

ESG disclosures: the bedrock of the sustainable finance agenda At Invesco, we consider environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) not only as financially material considerations but a core part of long-term value creation. And we are not alone- asset managers

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Long-Term Outlook

Long-Term Outlook

🕔08:00, 30.Sep 2020

Macroeconomic Scenarios and Expected Returns 2021 – 2024 In these uncertain and challenging times, it has never been more important for investors to tune out the background noise and commotion of the daily news flow and assess the longer-term opportunities

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Investing in Agriculture

Investing in Agriculture

🕔15:29, 29.Sep 2020

Institutional Investing in Agriculture  – More than $100b AUM in Agriculture1 with $33b in Farmland(2) – Amount raised in agricultural funds doubled …

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How corporate governance factors can influence financial performance

How corporate governance factors can influence financial performance

🕔15:07, 29.Sep 2020

At Calvert, we have long considered corporate governance assessments an integral part of company research because they can be an indicator of how well a company identifies material environmental and social factors and manages associated …

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Why does liquidity matter

Why does liquidity matter

🕔13:13, 29.Sep 2020

Flash Update Liquidity took a central stage during the Covid-19 sell-off. As such, Covid-19 should serve as a wake-up call for investors with regard to the role of liquidity in portfolios. At UBP Global & Absolute Return Fixed Income team,

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:24, 29.Sep 2020

Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA Summary for the week ending on Friday, 25 September  Last week began on a down note, with the renewed rise in coronavirus cases in Europe and several other concerns weighing on sentiment. Prospects for Democrats and Republicans

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Gravity wins in the end

Gravity wins in the end

🕔09:30, 29.Sep 2020

Research & Strategy Insights  The sense of disappointment on the state of the recovery is particularly acute in Europe, where the traditional macro indicators, such as the PMIs or the forward-looking components of the national surveys, are already pointing to

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Focus on the swoosh or the push?

Focus on the swoosh or the push?

🕔07:37, 29.Sep 2020

Monthly Op-ed  The recent dataflow is consistent with our base case: the world’s economy is not experiencing a “V-shape” recovery, but rather is following a “swoosh” trajectory in which after an initial spectacular rebound, growth slows. Focus is again on

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An Existential Threat to the US Dollar

An Existential Threat to the US Dollar

🕔14:47, 28.Sep 2020

Aerial View Over the past 20 years, academics, policymakers and market participants have begun to debate the future of the US dollar (USD) as the world’s premier reserve currency, or the currency in which global …

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Biden his time

Biden his time

🕔12:49, 28.Sep 2020

Global Macro Monthly  US President Donald Trump has already laid claim to the fastest economic recovery in US history. In terms of quarterly growth rates, this will surely be the case. Following the steepest contraction on record, data in Q2

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Does it matter who wins the US election?

Does it matter who wins the US election?

🕔11:01, 28.Sep 2020

Uncommon truths  I have long expected Joe Biden to be elected as the next president of the US. I believe the stock market implications are less than many fear but not all sectors will be impacted in the same way.

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Exploring the equitisation of the Brazilian stock market

Exploring the equitisation of the Brazilian stock market

🕔09:50, 28.Sep 2020

All-time low interest rates in Brazil are driving savings into equities, while deregulation and faster technological adoption are creating high growth opportunities for stock pickers. It is true that there is often no free lunch in investing, meaning that high

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Gold Reaches Another All-Time High

Gold Reaches Another All-Time High

🕔07:55, 28.Sep 2020

Miners Remain Undervalued Despite Gold’s Run The strong gains of July carried on to early August. Gold reached an all-time high of $2,070 per ounce on 6 August amid U.S. dollar weakness and new lows in treasury yields. Gold then

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Highlights week #39

Highlights week #39

🕔11:28, 26.Sep 2020

#39 September is a busy month for webinar-watchers! A lot of subjects are discussed, for example “Modern Monetary Theory” or “Small Caps“. A lot of research was posted last week and in this blogpost we will highlight a few we

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STOXX ESG-X Indices Outperform During Market Distress

STOXX ESG-X Indices Outperform During Market Distress

🕔15:29, 25.Sep 2020

Our August 2019 paper entitled “STOXX ESG-X Indices” noted that sustainable investing – which we define as also covering related terms such as responsible investing and socially responsible investing – recorded global growth of 15% per annum between 2012 and

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Statistical Review  of World Energy

Statistical Review of World Energy

🕔15:22, 25.Sep 2020

Growth in energy markets slowed in 2019 in line with weaker economic growth and a partial unwinding of some of the one-off factors that boosted energy demand in 2018.This slowdown was particularly evident in the US, Russia and India, each

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Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value

Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value

🕔15:20, 25.Sep 2020

Especially as long-term investors, we need to understand the financial risks around climate change and the implications of that risk for investing. Speaking about climate change in the language of financial risk neutralizes concerns around social or moral agendas.

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Global Investor Study – Under pressure: investors’ response to crisis

Global Investor Study – Under pressure: investors’ response to crisis

🕔15:20, 25.Sep 2020

Understanding personal behaviours and motivations when investing is important to help make the right decisions – especially when external pressures are at play. People who invest are faced with countless decisions about which investments to choose, each with …

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Re-sourcing our Planet

Re-sourcing our Planet

🕔15:18, 25.Sep 2020

Can you quickly explain to us what the circular economy is? The circular economy is defined in opposition to the classical linear economy. The latter is based on the three-phase extractfabricate-dispose notion, which draws on …

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Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

🕔15:15, 25.Sep 2020

Emerging markets (EMs) are on the front lines of climate change, facing challenges that could hamper economic development and jeopardise human health and capital assets. Physical climate risks such as extreme heat, droughts, supernormal rain events, water scarcity and poor

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Fibre broadband: Upgrading essential infrastructure

Fibre broadband: Upgrading essential infrastructure

🕔15:07, 25.Sep 2020

Society’s data usage has been growing exponentially for decades,1 but the lockdown measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic have placed even greater emphasis on the importance of digital connectivity. Tim Perry looks at the investment opportunities and challenges associated with

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2020 U.S. elections: Uncertainty? Yes. Opportunities? Also yes.

2020 U.S. elections: Uncertainty? Yes. Opportunities? Also yes.

🕔15:03, 25.Sep 2020

Viewpoints from the Global Investment Committee  While each election season is unique, this year’s is unprecedented. The global pandemic has been the dominant driver of the economy and financial markets, and will surely figure prominently in the election’s outcome. As

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Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

🕔15:03, 25.Sep 2020

Equities | September 2020  Following an eight-year term, Shinzo Abe announced he will stand down as Prime Minister of Japan due to a deterioration in his physical health. Japan’s Topix Index dropped around 2.5% in reaction to the news on

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Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation

🕔14:58, 25.Sep 2020

Interpretive Analysis and Insights   During the last quarter of 2018, major U.S. indices plunged approximately 20% from their peaks of end of late August/early October. In 2019, they recovered and reached new highs. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial

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Global Asset Allocation: The View from EMEA Market Inisghts

Global Asset Allocation: The View from EMEA Market Inisghts

🕔13:13, 25.Sep 2020

After more than a decade of below‑target inflation in the U.S., some investors are speculating that inflation may finally rise due to the magnitude of monetary stimulus coinciding with fiscal stimulus supporting the economic recovery from the coronavirus‑induced …

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Volatility in Technology Highlights Importance of Selectivity

Volatility in Technology Highlights Importance of Selectivity

🕔11:20, 25.Sep 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on Global Technology We believe the sector’s long-term growth stories remain strong. The recent pullback in technology stocks strikes us as a normal bout of profit taking after the sector’s strong run. Although the broad-based sell-off can

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Gross Domestic Past-it – Rethinking how we value our progress as a society

Gross Domestic Past-it – Rethinking how we value our progress as a society

🕔09:25, 25.Sep 2020

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has long been the go-to metric for assessing countries' development trajectories. In turn, investors are largely judged …

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CIO autumn update: Endurance test

CIO autumn update: Endurance test

🕔07:36, 25.Sep 2020

Change may be the only constant over the coming months. We believe investors will need to be dynamic in striking a balance between managing risks and seizing opportunities. Since we published our last outlook, many of the dynamics we observed

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Federal Help Wanted: Municipalities Face Fiscal Uncertainties

Federal Help Wanted: Municipalities Face Fiscal Uncertainties

🕔14:54, 24.Sep 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on the U.S. Election U.S. election could impact ailing municipal budgets.  Municipal bond markets have largely recovered from the sharp, liquidity‑driven sell‑off that occurred at the height of the market’s response to …

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔13:01, 24.Sep 2020

In the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from intensive mining of its ample phosphate reserves, built up over countless years by the

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Strategic credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

Strategic credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

🕔11:03, 24.Sep 2020

Active Credit Allocation in Portfolios Jon Mawby discusses the advantages of active credit allocation in portfolios now that government bonds no longer serve their traditional purpose. Governments have launched massive efforts to underpin their economies in the wake of the

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SPIVA® U.S. Scorecard

SPIVA® U.S. Scorecard

🕔09:58, 24.Sep 2020

Drastic volatility hit the U.S. stock market in the first half of 2020. The S&P 500® declined by 3.1%, with negative returns also posted by the S&P MidCap 400® (-12.8%) and the S&P SmallCap 600® (-17.9%). The S&P 500 reached

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ECB QE Monitor

ECB QE Monitor

🕔08:05, 24.Sep 2020

The Fed announced an inflection of its long-term objectives by making the 2% inflation threshold not a high limit, but an average objective over time, i.e. it will not harden not its monetary policy in the event of one-off inflation

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One Job

One Job

🕔14:31, 23.Sep 2020

Counterpoint Global Insights  Expectations and the Role of Intangible Investments   

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Making Hard Choices in Extraordinary Times

Making Hard Choices in Extraordinary Times

🕔13:00, 23.Sep 2020

Renewed equity market volatility highlights the need for portfolio breadth. U.S. markets have sold off sharply after reaching record highs, driven by a correction in large‑cap technology stocks. With equity markets showing resilience throughout the summer, investors have raised concerns about market

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European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

🕔11:30, 23.Sep 2020

While ETFs have been available in Europe since 2000, in the 10 years following the Global Financial Crisis we have seen a boom in ETF asset growth. Over this period, ETFs in Europe have seen a compounded annual growth rate

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Greater inflation risks ahead

Greater inflation risks ahead

🕔09:38, 23.Sep 2020

Weekly commentary We see a higher inflation regime in the medium term after a decade of inflation persistently undershooting central bank targets. Three new forces are at play: rising global production cost, new central bank policy frameworks that allow for …

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The return of the Brexit saga

The return of the Brexit saga

🕔07:43, 23.Sep 2020

Like a long-running TV series, the latest season of the Brexit saga brings new drama and tension. Like all good drama, there are twists and turns in the plot, unclear motivations of key characters, complexity and new set-piece showdowns. Last

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Treasury yields increase slightly as the Fed keeps asset purchases steady

Treasury yields increase slightly as the Fed keeps asset purchases steady

🕔14:53, 22.Sep 2020

Most U.S. Treasury yields increased modestly last week, led by longer maturities. The Federal Reserve (Fed) disappointed investors, as it did not expand long-duration asset purchases as some had hoped. The …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔13:05, 22.Sep 2020

Last week started off on a strong note, helped by news on Monday of Gilead Sciences’ USD 21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics and chipmaker Nvidia’s USD 40 billion purchase of ARM Holdings. Software giant Oracle reported on …

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Investing to pastures green(er)

Investing to pastures green(er)

🕔11:07, 22.Sep 2020

Some regions of Europe are returning to lockdown – for instance some districts of Madrid badly hit by the second wave of the pandemic. Yet, for now these lockdowns are very different from the ones imposed in March and April:

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Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

🕔09:58, 22.Sep 2020

The current challenging market environment suggests a greater need than ever for alternatives. Hedge funds, which target differentiated, positive absolute returns, provide clear potential benefits. However, institutional investors have …

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Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

Central Banks Strive to Maintain Visbility

🕔08:12, 22.Sep 2020

Market Flash All eyes were on central banks. As expected, the Fed left its rates unchanged. It even said they would not move until inflation rose above 2% and stayed there for some time, a situation it does not expect

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What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

🕔14:31, 21.Sep 2020

Lazard Sustainability Talks The supply and demand shocks precipitated by COVID-19 will dissipate in the coming months and years, but there are reasons to believe the virus may have longer-lasting impacts, notably on the rate and direction of globalisation. The

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An Interesting Fall

An Interesting Fall

🕔13:23, 21.Sep 2020

Investment Perspective The relentless run in risk assets over the last five months finally faded a bit in early September, as the S&P 500 fell nearly 8% and the tech-heavy NASDAQ fell 11%. This year’s returns have been heavily influenced

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Back to Reality

Back to Reality

🕔11:29, 21.Sep 2020

The Important Role of Active Management in Defined Contribution Plans While active management has always played an important role in retirement plans, the COVID19 crisis has added new layers of complexity to the active versus passive debate. We observe a

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Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

🕔09:37, 21.Sep 2020

The European real-estate debt market has changed dramatically since the Global Financial Crisis, with bank lending activity – constrained by regulatory capital and oversight – creating a structural opportunity for non-bank lenders to exploit. As such, we believe European commercial

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