Inflation blows on markets, and investors need to act

Inflation blows on markets, and investors need to act

🕔16:09, 30.Jun 2021

We are already reaching the peak of economic acceleration. What matters going forward is what will be left of this bounce in growth and inflation. Markets are pricing in a Goldilocks scenario: low inflation and higher growth at trend, but we will

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Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q1 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q1 2021

🕔14:42, 30.Jun 2021

As we have moved into 2021 and look towards COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, the degree of focus around climate-related issues and themes has only intensified. This has equally been reflected in aspects

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Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

🕔12:29, 30.Jun 2021

Growth in the net-zero digital economy relies on increased production of critical ICT metals and rare earths. How can we green the world and connect it, while limiting the social and environmental impact? There is much talk about the scope

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Four major trends in China to keep an eye on in the future

Four major trends in China to keep an eye on in the future

🕔10:15, 30.Jun 2021

Why invest in Chinese equities, especially those of China’s ‘new economy’? Haiyan Li-Labbé: Firstly, China is the second largest financial market in the world, and Chinese stocks are attractively priced. Now valued at over $14 trillion, Chinese equities should continue

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What Makes an “Impact” Investment Manager?

What Makes an “Impact” Investment Manager?

🕔08:48, 30.Jun 2021

Understanding the required foundation to build, manage, and measure an impact portfolio. I mpact investing brings a nonfinancial dimension to the investment process—a values‑based approach that seeks positive environmental and/ or social impact as part of distinct performance targets. While

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Tempting FAIT

Tempting FAIT

🕔15:36, 29.Jun 2021

Systematic Fixed Income Outlook: BlackRock’s quant bond experts tackle some hard questions around the recent inflation data. What is behind the headlines? Are rising prices just temporary or the start of something bigger? What does greater inflation uncertainty mean for

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China’s PPI peaks, but lopsided recovery continues

China’s PPI peaks, but lopsided recovery continues

🕔14:27, 29.Jun 2021

Pressure appears to be building for the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) to shift its tighter policy rates stance to an easing bias in the coming months. The latest macroeconomic indicators for May 2021 show that China’s economic growth remains

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Constructing a Chinese Equities Portfolio

Constructing a Chinese Equities Portfolio

🕔11:10, 29.Jun 2021

Seek to exploit market inefficiencies and extract value from entire investment universe. China continues to undergo enormous change, and there are many factors to monitor in this massive and highly complex economy. Significant change continues in relation to China’s economic

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The U.S. economy is moving toward mid cycle

The U.S. economy is moving toward mid cycle

🕔09:15, 29.Jun 2021

Global Asset Allocation Views: High frequency data suggest that economic activity is surging, aggregate household balance sheets are in good health, and economic output in developed markets is expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels by 3Q21. The question, perhaps, might be

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Podcast: There is more to emerging market equities

Podcast: There is more to emerging market equities

🕔14:27, 28.Jun 2021

Market weekly: Emerging market equities offer investors a wide range of diversification opportunities across economies with a solid post-pandemic growth profile that include, but also stretch beyond, China and the wider Asian region. Quang Nguyen, head of global emerging market equities,

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Change? What change?

Change? What change?

🕔11:59, 28.Jun 2021

This month delivered a surprise from the Federal Reserve, which appeared more hawkish due to the shift in the dot plots. However, after listening to Chairman Powell speak, we believe that little has actually changed. Yes, the Fed has an

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The Big Picture 2021 Q3

The Big Picture 2021 Q3

🕔11:34, 28.Jun 2021

We believe this economic cycle is in its infancy and, despite valuation concerns, are sticking with a preference for cyclical assets within our Model Asset Allocation. We make minimal changes, with a small reduction in the allocation to commodities (to

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Gains Still to Be Found in Chinese Equities

Gains Still to Be Found in Chinese Equities

🕔10:39, 28.Jun 2021

Corporate earnings will likely be the focus after a post‑pandemic recovery. China’s economy is on the right track to recovery in 2021. We expect the Chinese consumer to play a bigger role this year, thanks to pent‑up demand. Successive holidays and festivals

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Surging Home Prices May Lead to Rate Hikes

Surging Home Prices May Lead to Rate Hikes

🕔12:59, 25.Jun 2021

The return of housing as an economic driver gives the Fed options. Home prices in the U.S. are booming and may continue to do so for a while yet. This will likely give the post‑coronavirus economic recovery a very different complexion

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It’s about time… Timeshare ABS holds steady as vacations resume

It’s about time… Timeshare ABS holds steady as vacations resume

🕔10:41, 25.Jun 2021

As the age-old adage goes, “shame on you if you fool me once, shame on me if you fool me twice.” Timeshare operators learned from their misfortune during the Global Financial Crisis and made substantial changes to their operating models,

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Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

🕔08:04, 25.Jun 2021

Inflation: a word that has sparked huge debate as well as rotation in the market. But is it temporary or permanent, helpful or harmful? One thing is clear: it has been rising around the world. With successful vaccine rollout programmes

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European Infrastructure Debt

European Infrastructure Debt

🕔16:45, 24.Jun 2021

Resilient and essential in the Post-Covid environment As an asset class, infrastructure debt possesses key characteristics that contribute to resilient performance. These include the large physical nature of the underlying asset, high barriers to entry and stable revenues linked to

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Japan’s software revolution is making up for lost time

Japan’s software revolution is making up for lost time

🕔16:00, 24.Jun 2021

The use of software solutions by companies to improve competitiveness, efficiency and productivity, and reduce costs, is picking up pace – just in time, as a shortage of skilled workers continues to bite. Over several decades Japan has built a

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FOMC Update: The ‘Talking about talking about tapering’ meeting

FOMC Update: The ‘Talking about talking about tapering’ meeting

🕔14:53, 24.Jun 2021

As expected, the FOMC maintained its current target range for the federal funds rate of 0.00 – 0.25% following its June meeting. It also indicated it would maintain its current pace of Treasury and agency MBS purchases totaling $120 billion

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2021 Q2 Capital Market Assumptions

2021 Q2 Capital Market Assumptions

🕔12:50, 24.Jun 2021

Forward-looking views for economic growth and inflation are some of the most critical building blocks for our CMAs. We currently compile these for 16 nations. Based on our forecasts, long-term real economic growth in the developed economies over the next

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The Imminent Peak in Growth Does Not Spell Doom and Gloom

The Imminent Peak in Growth Does Not Spell Doom and Gloom

🕔08:38, 24.Jun 2021

It is likely to remain above the potential rate for a while.  After some wobbles on the back of the bond market sell-off, risk assets have performed strongly over the past month or so. Equity and corporate bond indices are

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Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

Preparing for the start of a ‘mini-cycle’

🕔12:23, 23.Jun 2021

– The recovery phase of the US economic cycle is increasingly mature and looks set transition to its next phase in the coming months, a ‘mini-cycle’, similar to the long expansions of the 1990s and in the post-Global Financial Crisis

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Asset allocation: Private markets in global multi-asset portfolios

Asset allocation: Private markets in global multi-asset portfolios

🕔08:34, 23.Jun 2021

The private markets (PMs) landscape has matured considerably in recent years alongside an increase in investor appetite. The accompanying flow of capital has helped to carve out and develop the distinct PM asset classes we are familiar with today. In

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Podcast: Corporate bonds: Resilience amid rising inflation (or read the article)

Podcast: Corporate bonds: Resilience amid rising inflation (or read the article)

🕔14:29, 22.Jun 2021

Market weekly: Thanks to central bank largesse, corporate bond markets weathered the depth of the Covid crisis well. Risks to credit markets today appear low with gradually improving fundamentals, neutral central bank policy and no major supply-demand imbalances. Listen to

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Fixed Income Monthly – June 2021

Fixed Income Monthly – June 2021

🕔12:42, 22.Jun 2021

The rapid roll-out of vaccinations across the US and the UK, with Europe catching up, pushed developed market PMIs once again to record highs in May. Business activity and new orders have accelerated across both manufacturing and services sectors, business

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Het pleidooi voor duurzaam cash management

Het pleidooi voor duurzaam cash management

🕔08:00, 22.Jun 2021

Gezien de korte-termijnhorizon van geldmarktfondsen, kunnen sommige beleggers denken dat de integratie van ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) in geldmarktfondsen niet de moeite waard is. BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) heeft een andere visie als duurzame vermogensbeheerder. Langetermijnrisico’s

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‘It’s inflation Jim, but not as we know it’.

‘It’s inflation Jim, but not as we know it’.

🕔17:01, 21.Jun 2021

Quarter one of this year was a miserable experience for the bond market. There was just too much ‘good news’ flowing around the system to contain bond yields. The Biden fiscal push, the successful rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and, of

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Help For Europe: A Bold New Funding Plan

Help For Europe: A Bold New Funding Plan

🕔10:49, 21.Jun 2021

The european union’s unprecedented foray into the capital markets promises not only a green, digital transformation for the region but potentially a new era of supranational borrowing. For much of the past nine months officials at the European Commission have

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Pictet Asset Management past de Asset Allocatie defensief aan

Pictet Asset Management past de Asset Allocatie defensief aan

🕔07:42, 21.Jun 2021

In de Investment Outlook van juni geeft Pictet Asset Management haar visie op de wereldwijde economische ontwikkelingen en de gevolgen hiervan op de Asset Allocatie. De belangrijkste boodschap kan kort worden samengevat. Pictet AM verwacht een vertraging van de economische

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Podcast: Asia: A good place to change climate change

Podcast: Asia: A good place to change climate change

🕔14:43, 18.Jun 2021

Market Weekly: On account of the region’s strong economic growth, Asia has a considerable impact on climate change, but at the same time is, perhaps disproportionately, exposed to its effects. That makes engaging with companies and working with the authorities

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How L/S  equity managers play value vs.growth?

How L/S equity managers play value vs.growth?

🕔14:20, 18.Jun 2021

Since March and April tapering and inflation concerns eased up, U.S. value stocks have regained their lost ground and are outperforming growth stocks by 40% since the vaccine announcement late 2020. How long the value rally will last is yet

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U.S. Economic & interest rate outlook

U.S. Economic & interest rate outlook

🕔12:16, 18.Jun 2021

It’s been great to see the economy reopen, releasing a tremendous surge of energy. But anxieties remain: Will the economy overheat? Are we on a course toward runaway inflation? Will the workforce return to its former size? While these are

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Seeking Value Stocks on the Right Side of Change

Seeking Value Stocks on the Right Side of Change

🕔12:14, 18.Jun 2021

Accelerating disruption creates potential opportunities for value investors. Value stocks have enjoyed a broad‑based rally over the past six months, as the prospect of a robust recovery prompted many investors to embrace companies in cyclical industries where the underlying businesses tend

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Do emerging markets & ESG mix?

Do emerging markets & ESG mix?

🕔10:23, 18.Jun 2021

Anthony Kettle tackles the common misconception that emerging markets – which make up c.25% of the global bond universe – are behind the curve on this industry megatrend. While ESG is quickly becoming a big part of most asset managers’

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Reassessing Risk Management with Corporate Event Data

Reassessing Risk Management with Corporate Event Data

🕔08:53, 18.Jun 2021

This white paper explores how corporate event data can be used to manage risk and aid compliance efforts.1 We will give an overview of the risk management process, detail how corporate events can be used in a risk framework, and

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Liquidity Solutions The Case For Sustainable Cash Management

Liquidity Solutions The Case For Sustainable Cash Management

🕔15:10, 17.Jun 2021

At its heart, sustainability is about protecting investors from reputational, operational and financial risks associated with controversial companies or countries, but it also provides a wealth of new investment opportunities to support a more responsible economy. This is why BNP

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What is the future for climate disclosure?

What is the future for climate disclosure?

🕔14:30, 17.Jun 2021

It’s only a matter of time before companies will have to report on their climate-related risks. They should get ahead by putting the processes in place to do so now, says Thibaud Clisson. For the financial sector to respond adequately

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Just Passing Through?

Just Passing Through?

🕔11:18, 17.Jun 2021

Global Asset Allocation – The View From Europe: The Federal Reserve has been consistent in its messaging that a near-term spike in inflation pressures will be transitory and recede once COVID-related impacts fade. The latest inflation print showed that prices,

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Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

🕔08:16, 17.Jun 2021

When it comes to America’s biggest technology companies, it seems like regulatory risk has never been higher. Most large technology platforms are facing pressure from US and European authorities, while lawmakers on Capitol Hill seem more inclined to doing something

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A standalone Allocation to China

A standalone Allocation to China

🕔14:27, 16.Jun 2021

The growth in China’s GDP and equity market over the last 30 years has not been matched by its allocation in investor portfolios. Foreign investment amounts to only about 3% of China’s stock market capitalisation, even though the country now

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Positioning for a New Economic Landscape

Positioning for a New Economic Landscape

🕔10:15, 16.Jun 2021

Recovery is on track, but inflation pressures create risks.  The strengthening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic appears poised to broaden across regions and countries in the second half of 2021, bolstered by vaccine progress, continued fiscal and monetary stimulus,

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Why emerging markets local currency debt in 4 charts

Why emerging markets local currency debt in 4 charts

🕔08:05, 16.Jun 2021

As emerging markets matured over the last couple decades, many countries began issuing debt, denominated in their respective local currency, rather than US dollars. This has created a valuable sub-asset class worth more than 3 trillion US dollars, alongside US

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The Next (Re-opening) Wave

The Next (Re-opening) Wave

🕔16:54, 15.Jun 2021

Asset Allocation Monthly – June 2021: Investor attention is turning to where economic growth will accelerate next as vaccine rollouts allow more and more economies to reopen. The current leaders, the US and UK, will soon pass the baton to

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Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

🕔15:54, 15.Jun 2021

Responsible Investment has witnessed strong growth over the past five years. However, the past six months have seen it embark on a much steeper trajectory. If we take a Google Analytics view on worldwide searches for “ESG” (environmental, social and

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Investment Ideas for the Next 12 Months

Investment Ideas for the Next 12 Months

🕔14:48, 15.Jun 2021

Positioning your portfolio for the risks and opportunities ahead. Investors have rarely experienced such an extraordinary period. Just as the 2020 shutdown of much of the global economy by the coronavirus pandemic was unprecedented, the recovery this year is likely to

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De wereld heeft een veel hogere koolstofprijs nodig

De wereld heeft een veel hogere koolstofprijs nodig

🕔12:10, 15.Jun 2021

De CO2-prijzen kennen tot nog toe geen succes. Maar ze zouden wel eens snel een pijler van de groene economie kunnen worden. De transitie van een economie op fossiele brandstoffen naar een economie op basis van hernieuwbare energie belooft net

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 15.Jun 2021

During 2020 the market went through a number of distinct phases from, 1) ignorance of the impending COVID-19 effects (January, February) to, 2) panic (end of February to mid-April) to, 3) the “world will need to change” as a broad

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Video: Ecosystem restoration – Now is the time

Video: Ecosystem restoration – Now is the time

🕔15:30, 14.Jun 2021

Biodiversity and economic activity are closely linked, so biodiversity loss endangers the economy, us and our prosperity. Nature and healthy ecosystems provide ecosystem services ranging from pollination to flood protection worth an estimated USD 125 trillion dollars. That is almost

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Steady as she goes…

Steady as she goes…

🕔11:54, 14.Jun 2021

In credit: We saw some key economic data last week, in what felt like a seasonal lull for a number of European countries given the late May bank holiday and a week of school holidays. In the UK, sterling hit

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Unwrapping the European ETF Industry: 2020

Unwrapping the European ETF Industry: 2020

🕔11:05, 14.Jun 2021

When exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were introduced in Europe in the year 2000 it was hard to predict that these products would write an unbroken success story for more than 20 years. This becomes especially true when one is taking into

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