Cross-Asset Correlations in the Corona Crisis

Cross-Asset Correlations in the Corona Crisis

🕔17:29, 26.Feb 2021

The extraordinary market movements of 2020 had a considerable impact on the correlations between major asset classes. Some long-established interactions, such as the co-movement of share prices and sovereign yields, decoupled …

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New Asian century: post-pandemic opportunity

New Asian century: post-pandemic opportunity

🕔14:09, 26.Feb 2021

Why emerging Asian assets will grab a greater share of global investors’ portfolios. A year after the Covid-19 outbreak triggered widespread social and economic upheaval, Asia is emerging out of the crisis stronger and with greater influence on the world stage, pulling the globe’s economic centre of gravity steadily to the East. 

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What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021?

What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021?

🕔12:44, 26.Feb 2021

The market seems very positive on the global backdrop — do you agree with the consensus views? How will this impact emerging market debt?

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BNP Paribas Asset Management launches first Inclusive Growth thematic fund

BNP Paribas Asset Management launches first Inclusive Growth thematic fund

🕔10:21, 26.Feb 2021

BNPP AM has restructured the BNP Paribas Human Development fund, now renamed BNP Paribas Inclusive Growth, and managed using a new investment strategy focused on inclusive growth1. It aims to generate returns …

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The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors

The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors

🕔09:46, 26.Feb 2021

Is our board focused on the right issues? Does our board have the appropriate skills and governance process for effective ESG oversight?

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Global Asset Allocation Investment Perspective

Global Asset Allocation Investment Perspective

🕔08:21, 26.Feb 2021

The rally in global equity markets since November has been driven importantly by an optimistic outlook for management of COVID-19, and recent developments suggest this outlook is coming to pass.

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Downgrading government bonds

Downgrading government bonds

🕔16:28, 25.Feb 2021

Downgrading government bonds  Weekly commentary We broaden our tactical pro-risk stance in light of major developments since the publication of our 2021 outlook in December: the vaccine rollout and up to $2.8 trillion of additional U.S. fiscal spending this year.

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Treasury yields rise on promising economic data

Treasury yields rise on promising economic data

🕔14:11, 25.Feb 2021

U.S. Treasury yields rose and the yield curve steepened, as economic data came in stronger than expected. Spreads in non-Treasury sectors generally tightened, though emerging markets spreads widened amid brief dollar strength.

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Tracking ECB’s Communication: Perspectives and Implications for Financial Markets

Tracking ECB’s Communication: Perspectives and Implications for Financial Markets

🕔12:48, 25.Feb 2021

This article assesses the communication of the European Central Bank (ECB) using Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques. We show the evolution of discourse over time and capture the main themes of interest for the central bank that go beyond its traditional mandate of maintaining price stability, enlightening …

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7 redenen waarom China een goede plek is voor lange-termijn Alpha

7 redenen waarom China een goede plek is voor lange-termijn Alpha

🕔10:06, 25.Feb 2021

Volgens BNP Paribas Asset Management zijn er volop redenen om te veronderstellen dat de Chinese aandelenmarkt de plek is om lange termijn alpha te behalen.

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How low can you go?!

How low can you go?!

🕔08:29, 25.Feb 2021

Policymakers globally are increasingly supportive of the climate transition. Europe recently announced its ambitious plan to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030, in line with its plan for climate neutrality by 2050. China has committed to carbon neutrality by 2060, Japan and South Korea by 2050. More than 50% of global GDP is …

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Beschermingsrendement

Beschermingsrendement

🕔15:57, 24.Feb 2021

Deze zomer hebben het kabinet en sociale partners overeenstemming bereikt over een vergaande herziening van het pensioenstelsel. Dit pensioenakkoord heeft grote gevolgen voor hoe pensioen wordt opgebouwd en wordt belegd. In deze serie bespreken we het pensioenakkoord en de gevolgen voor het beleggingsbeleid.

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A Fertile Ground for Long-Term Alpha

A Fertile Ground for Long-Term Alpha

🕔12:15, 24.Feb 2021

In these extraordinary times the investment potential in Chinese equities remains extraordinary. This might sound debatable given current global uncertainties, but at BNP Paribas Asset Management, we believe the long-term growth prospects of the China’s vast, diverse equity markets and a steady move towards sustainable, quality growth …

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Bridgewater: Our 2021 Global Outlook

Bridgewater: Our 2021 Global Outlook

🕔10:32, 24.Feb 2021

In the markets, the biggest opportunities and the biggest risks arise when you have a confluence of unsustainable flows of money and credit forming prices that discount unlikely future economic scenarios. Today, we see a number of such …

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Do factors carry information about the economic cycle?

Do factors carry information about the economic cycle?

🕔08:14, 24.Feb 2021

Institutional investors often pose the question of how factors perform across economic cycles. The concept of a normalized cycle has come under pressure in the post-Global Financial Crisis (GFC) era that has seen sustained quantitative easing (QE), financial repression and lower …

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Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

🕔16:42, 23.Feb 2021

Since the Dutch East India C.’s public share offering in 1602, public markets have allowed for people of all walks of life to help cultivate, contribute, and profit from a capitalistic system that has pulled many out of poverty. Over time, technological innovations have made markets more advanced and the barriers to …

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Asia & China Equities 2021 Outlook in 3-D

Asia & China Equities 2021 Outlook in 3-D

🕔14:46, 23.Feb 2021

Asia’s relatively effective pandemic control in 2020 has enabled a gradual normalisation of domestic demand. Asia remains the engine of global growth …

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China is closing the gap, but it is not a superpower on all fronts (yet)

China is closing the gap, but it is not a superpower on all fronts (yet)

🕔13:41, 23.Feb 2021

China has played a very important role – if not the most important role – in the global economy since 2000. Economic reforms and strong growth of the Chinese economy resulted in a global shift of the economic power balance.  During most of the 20th century China’s share of the global economy was …

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Will the Fed’s new policy framework bring higher inflation?

Will the Fed’s new policy framework bring higher inflation?

🕔12:52, 23.Feb 2021

In January, the US Federal Reserve affirmed its commitment to low interest rates for a prolonged period of time under its new monetary policy framework. If anything, with its renewed focus on “broad-based and inclusive” maximum employment and a goal of achieving inflation that averages 2% over time, the …

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Verdad: Emerging Markets Crisis Investing

Verdad: Emerging Markets Crisis Investing

🕔11:37, 23.Feb 2021

We studied every EM crisis since 1987 and found that it can be possible to reap excess returns by only investing in the two years immediatly after a crisis, an approach we call “crisis investing”. We define EM crisis as periods when major EM stock markets drew down al least 50%.

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Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

🕔11:18, 23.Feb 2021

As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US economic activity might get back on track, as well as other measures of “normality” …

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Drivers of the Shanghai-London gold price discount and outlook for 2021

Drivers of the Shanghai-London gold price discount and outlook for 2021

🕔09:17, 23.Feb 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on China’s gold market, leading to a 27% y-o-y drop in the nation’s gold demand in 2020. 1 One consequence of such weakness was the widest …

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The “In-Between,” the “New Normal,” and What’s Next…

The “In-Between,” the “New Normal,” and What’s Next…

🕔16:11, 22.Feb 2021

Sometimes in life, you find yourself “in between.” In between seasons, in between relationships, in between jobs. One season is ending, and the next has yet to begin. This is where markets are now. 

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MiFID II research unbundling: assessing the impact on SMEs

MiFID II research unbundling: assessing the impact on SMEs

🕔14:18, 22.Feb 2021

This article analyses the impact of the MiFID II research unbundling provisions on EU sell-side research, following their application on 3 January 2018. The MiFID II provisions require portfolio managers to pay for the research that they obtain, either by paying themselves or by passing on that charge to their clients. Concerns have been raised …

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What can stop Biotech?

What can stop Biotech?

🕔12:47, 22.Feb 2021

The biotech sector has generated stellar returns since its inception and we view it as a strategic pillar of our model allocations. However, the growth advantage is not what it was and we fear the short-term effect of rising bond yields.

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ESG-labelled bonds – the carrot and the stick

ESG-labelled bonds – the carrot and the stick

🕔09:33, 22.Feb 2021

One of the pushbacks that investors in fixed income funds often make is: “Can bondholders really influence companies on sustainable issues in the way equity holders can?” It’s a fair question – after all, we provide companies with capital but we don’t own any equity, nor do we have any voting rights. However, to dismiss fixed income investors as mere bystanders would be …

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Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

🕔08:04, 22.Feb 2021

With Chinese New Year celebrations getting underway and 2021 being the Year of the Ox – a symbol of strength and determination – we look at the prospects for Chinese equities. The past several years has seen investors inundated with negative headlines about trade wars and international tensions. But what has been much overlooked is the significant progress China has made in developing its capital markets, which has made investing there more …

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Why we think it’s too early to be cautious on equities

Why we think it’s too early to be cautious on equities

🕔17:40, 20.Feb 2021

Value stocks outperformed momentum by almost 30% in November, but then gave back a third of this by the beginning of 2021 (Figure 1). Is the Georgia vote and Democrat win in the Senate the catalyst that reverses this? US investors did not think Senate control would switch to the Democrats, yet former president Donald Trump alienated centrist votes with allegations of stolen …

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The world in 2030: Investing for the next decade

The world in 2030: Investing for the next decade

🕔15:16, 19.Feb 2021

The world in 2030 may seem a long way off, but at Capital Group we spend a lot of time thinking about the distant future. “Imagining life in 2030 is not a hypothetical for me,” notes Capital Group vice chairman Rob Lovelace, a sentiment echoed by many of his colleagues. “In the portfolios that I manage, my average holding period is about eight years, so I’m living that approach to investing.”

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Reflating a bubble

Reflating a bubble

🕔11:18, 19.Feb 2021

It was Presidents Day in the US on 15 February and we imagine ex-President Trump will be celebrating more than most after being acquitted in his second impeachment vote. There was, however, less to celebrate in government bond land.

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Podcast: Sustainable investing beyond green bonds

🕔10:55, 19.Feb 2021

What are the key tools for sustainable investing in fixed income? In a recent episode of Refinitiv’s Sustainability Perspectives Podcast, James Rich, senior portfolio manager, outlined different ways to think about investing sustainably in fixed income. Beyond green bonds, learn about the sustainable megatrends and methods for identifying investable themes.

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What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?

What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?

🕔15:13, 18.Feb 2021

Bitcoin is again in the news. Some advocates of the cryptocurrency suggest its price is rising because bitcoin is challenging gold’s standing as the one supra-currency, the asset to own when fiat currencies are being debased. Does bitcoin offer something unique as …

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Student Debt: From Forbearance to Forgiveness

Student Debt: From Forbearance to Forgiveness

🕔12:35, 18.Feb 2021

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” This time-tested maxim can work well for finding a path out of personal debt. Small behavioral changes can allow people to stop running up credit accounts and start paying them down. But when the “hole” represents …

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Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

🕔10:44, 18.Feb 2021

With Chinese New Year celebrations getting underway and 2021 being the Year of the Ox – a symbol of strength and determination – we look at the prospects for Chinese equities

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Investors Bet on a Recovery

Investors Bet on a Recovery

🕔09:08, 18.Feb 2021

Markets continued to focus on hopes for a recovery rather than risks. The epidemic seems to be slowing in the United States and in United Kingdom. It appears to be under control in Europe.

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Keynesians vs. Keynesians

Keynesians vs. Keynesians

🕔08:14, 18.Feb 2021

Keynesians were fairly united when they were in the policy wilderness, but now that their views are dominant and they can finally seize the levers of macro policy, dissent is emerging. Lawrence Summers is taking issue …

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The inflation spike

The inflation spike

🕔16:29, 17.Feb 2021

The US inflation numbers published this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics were slightly below consensus at 1.4% for annual headline inflation, basically unchanged from last month. Quite a contrast compared to the latest German and EU inflation numbers, which were …

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Off to a Quick Start

Off to a Quick Start

🕔14:27, 17.Feb 2021

While the Biden administration put eradicating the coronavirus at the top of its agenda, taking action on regulations with executive orders has also been a top priority. Deregulation was a defining focus of …

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A new era of investing

A new era of investing

🕔12:05, 17.Feb 2021

2020 saw unprecedented change around the globe – economically, socially and politically. The most significant impacts resulted from the global coronavirus pandemic which has potentially changed many aspects of life for ever. The investment landscape has been changing too …

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The Next Leg of Recovery

The Next Leg of Recovery

🕔11:25, 17.Feb 2021

2021 began with renewed bouts of volatility with a tug of war emerging between concerns over slow vaccine rollouts especially on the continent and delays in US fiscal support against positive earnings trends.

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The Not-So-Great Rotation

The Not-So-Great Rotation

🕔09:31, 17.Feb 2021

Equity investors began 2021 focused on the expected level of earnings at the end of the year rather than on the inevitable challenges in generating them. With economies globally …

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The virus is keeping the economy on hold

The virus is keeping the economy on hold

🕔16:25, 16.Feb 2021

The economic rebound slowed in the fourth quarter, after a strong rebound in the third quarter and a very sharp contraction in the first half of the year. Global economies remain supported by the large stimulus measures from fiscal and monetary institutions. The positive vaccine …

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Big Tech: Assessing the threats on the horizon spotlight

Big Tech: Assessing the threats on the horizon spotlight

🕔15:33, 16.Feb 2021

With Netflix shaping our entertainment choices and Zoom putting faces to our conversations during this extended period of social distancing, the mobile digital revolution that began with four companies in the early days of the 21st century has acquired new players.

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Is Diversification Dead?

Is Diversification Dead?

🕔13:24, 16.Feb 2021

In 1952, Harry Markowitz published “Portfolio Selection” and helped usher in the era of modern portfolio theory. Harry’s work showed us that a portfolio’s risk is not defined by the riskiness of its individual assets, but by the extent the portfolio’s assets’ price movements …

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It is time to look at the future of #Equities – Research Highlights

It is time to look at the future of #Equities – Research Highlights

🕔13:23, 16.Feb 2021

With the S&P 500 already gaining around 4.27% year-to-date while COVID-19 still lingers through the western world and the U.S. economy shrunk by 3.5% in 2020, it is time to look at the future of equities.

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Better for you, better for the planet – food after Covid

Better for you, better for the planet – food after Covid

🕔11:58, 16.Feb 2021

The pandemic has unleashed turmoil across a wide range of industries. Food suffered more than most. Lockdowns and border closures disrupted the distribution of agricultural products and also led to severe labour shortages at food processing facilities.

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The latest on the carbon trading market and a keen appetite for offshore wind assets

The latest on the carbon trading market and a keen appetite for offshore wind assets

🕔11:29, 16.Feb 2021

Carbon pricing in the EU Emissions Trading System, or ETS market, is entering a new phase, signalling that decarbonisaton is well under way in the energy sector and that reducing industrial CO2 emissions will be next, as the EU moves towards its net zero emissions target for 2050.

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Still a lot of uncertainty

Still a lot of uncertainty

🕔11:02, 16.Feb 2021

It seems like global financial markets and economies are experiencing a neverending fluctuation between increased clarity, as we described in last months’ Allocation Views, and continued uncertainty. Depending on …

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Coronavirus highlights fixed income’s potential for impact investing

Coronavirus highlights fixed income’s potential for impact investing

🕔10:17, 16.Feb 2021

Investors such as pension funds are increasingly seeking investments with a positive impact, and the surge in Covid-19 bond issuance this year indicates that fixed income is the asset class wellpositioned to deliver positive social outcomes.

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Is Big Tech in big trouble?

Is Big Tech in big trouble?

🕔15:11, 15.Feb 2021

Is Big Tech in big trouble? Is there such a thing as being too successful, too influential and just too big? We may find out in the months and years ahead as the world’s largest technology and consumer tech companies

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