De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

🕔14:56, 30.Jul 2021

Nu de consumptieprijzen stijgen, zoeken beleggers steeds vaker producten om zich te beschermen tegen inflatie, zoals inflatiegerelateerde obligaties. Maar ze moeten zich ook bewust zijn van de complexiteit. De schokkende Amerikaanse consumentenprijzen in april maakten duidelijk dat de prijsdruk opnieuw

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Fashion eyes sustainability via the circular economy

Fashion eyes sustainability via the circular economy

🕔12:01, 30.Jul 2021

The textiles industry is one of the most pollutive in the world, emitting more CO2 than aviation and shipping combined. But a leading sports firm is showing one way the sector can embrace radical change. I love shopping for clothes

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Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

🕔11:58, 30.Jul 2021

In this paper, we will take a closer look at why it is important to systematically evaluate material ESG risk factors in fundamental credit research across emerging market sovereigns. We go on to discuss the ESG framework we developed for

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Why investor appetite for sustainability-linked bonds is growing

Why investor appetite for sustainability-linked bonds is growing

🕔11:48, 30.Jul 2021

Climate action is high on everyone’s agenda, and as such, there is a lot of focus on green bonds. The Covid-19 pandemic has also shone a light on social bonds – securities designed to fund measures aimed at addressing social

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As the Global Economy Recovers, Japan Stands in the Spotlight

As the Global Economy Recovers, Japan Stands in the Spotlight

🕔11:19, 30.Jul 2021

Upbeat outlook as Japanese market is highly geared to global recovery. While Japanese equities made solid progress during the first half of 2021, the TOPIX gaining 8.52%, year-to date (as of May 28, 2021), performance has ultimately disappointed, with Japan

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UK growth prospects rely on the bounce and the silver lining

UK growth prospects rely on the bounce and the silver lining

🕔09:02, 30.Jul 2021

As recovery from the Covid-19 recession appears to be gaining traction, prospects for rebounding economic growth and employment across UK regions and cities is now worth contemplating. Initially, the recovery should revive activity and jobs in the sectors that were

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De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

🕔14:45, 29.Jul 2021

Er wonen ruim drie keer zoveel mensen op aarde dan 70 jaar geleden. Die toename verklaart voor een groot deel waarom we tegenwoordig veel meer vragen dan onze planeet ons kan geven. In de film ‘A Life on Our Planet’

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China – Economically inspiring

China – Economically inspiring

🕔12:29, 29.Jul 2021

China was first to recover economically from Covid-19. However, its stock exchanges do not reflect this: equities have been under pressure since the Chinese New Year. That should not be a surprise since China’s growth momentum has been fading. It

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Out of the shadows

Out of the shadows

🕔11:58, 29.Jul 2021

Emerging Asia’s stocks and bonds have experienced a lost decade. In the past 10 years, their returns, in US dollar terms, have lagged those of global indices by a considerable margin. And that is despite the fact that these economies

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Why This “Value” Recovery May Have Only Just Begun

Why This “Value” Recovery May Have Only Just Begun

🕔11:07, 29.Jul 2021

Economic recovery and earnings momentum set to sustain the rotation back to value. Value as an investment style is enjoying a revival. After being described as moribund by some, we started to see a rotation from “growth” to “value” in

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AA Q3 outlook: Summertime for investors? 2021

AA Q3 outlook: Summertime for investors? 2021

🕔00:33, 29.Jul 2021

We continue to favour staying long equities, and are prepared to increase our exposure in a dip, as investors bask in the sunshine of a global economy in mid-cycle. From a strategic perspective, the current market environment is increasingly challenging

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Treasury yields decline due to concerns over early Fed action

Treasury yields decline due to concerns over early Fed action

🕔00:10, 29.Jul 2021

U.S. Treasury yields declined last week despite stronger-than-expected inflation data, as the market moves to price in higher odds of earlier Federal Reserve tightening and somewhat lower longer-term growth and inflation. HIGHLIGHTS Most fixed income sectors performed well, with taxable

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How investors can reach their 7% return target

How investors can reach their 7% return target

🕔17:55, 28.Jul 2021

IN BRIEF Traditional investment approaches are unlikely to meet investors’ long-term goals in the coming years. Simply taking on more market risk will not suffice. There’s no single silver bullet here. Yet investors can reach a 7% return target by

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Cryptocurrencies and ESG: a contradiction in terms?

Cryptocurrencies and ESG: a contradiction in terms?

🕔16:11, 28.Jul 2021

What kind of an asset is it? Its origins: how did decentralised finance give birth to blockchain database? How a number of ESG concerns are related to the way different cryptocurrencies have been structured and programmed to function? What's next

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Factorbeleggen kent een goed eerste half jaar

Factorbeleggen kent een goed eerste half jaar

🕔14:11, 28.Jul 2021

Waarde weer op waarde geschat De door grote Amerikaanse technologie gerelateerde bedrijven veroorzaakte bubbel heeft voor langdurige problemen gezorgd voor de value factor. Sinds de aankondiging van de succesvolle ontwikkeling van coronavaccins, begin november 2020, is die trend doorbroken. De

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Consumer revenge – the next stage of the recovery in europe

Consumer revenge – the next stage of the recovery in europe

🕔13:44, 28.Jul 2021

Is pent-up consumer demand the key to unlocking value in Europe? In this article, John Bennett, Director of European Equities, considers some of the meaningful trends he believes could drive positive momentum in the region. Key takeaways As we progress

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The Next Phase

The Next Phase

🕔12:30, 28.Jul 2021

Mid-Year Outlook 2021 The view of investors on the outlook for US growth and inflation has varied significantly over the course of the year. Following the positive vaccine trial results last November, and particularly with the Democratic Senate victories in

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Into Choppier Waters

Into Choppier Waters

🕔11:49, 28.Jul 2021

The serenity of equity markets is deceptive.  Another month, another rise in major equity indices. Indeed, it has been very smooth sailing for stock markets for six months or so now—or at least that’s how it has appeared on the surface.

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EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

🕔10:45, 28.Jul 2021

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap1 setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This is a vital step to ensure

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 28.Jul 2021

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

🕔16:37, 27.Jul 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global equity markets closed at the half year point higher, while global bonds fell as the Federal Reserve began to signal a pivot change – by potentially slowing the pace of its bond buying, i.e. ‘tapering’ –

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Cryptocurrencies May Transform Capital Markets

Cryptocurrencies May Transform Capital Markets

🕔15:34, 27.Jul 2021

Speculation is extraordinary, but so is potential. Whether investors welcome it—or even realize it— cryptocurrency, or crypto, is having an impact on their portfolios. The immense size of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and its disruptive effects are being felt across capital

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Pick your scary story

Pick your scary story

🕔14:31, 27.Jul 2021

These past few weeks have seen an interesting shift in investor fears, from inflation to growth, and back again – with a dose of Delta variant fear added to the mix. Indeed, growth is likely to have already peaked in

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The arrival of long expected inflation.

The arrival of long expected inflation.

🕔12:02, 27.Jul 2021

In Credit: Inflation had long been expected to rise – and rise it has! Data released from the US and UK last week showed a jump in prices that exceeded (increased) expectations by some margin. Starting in the US, Consumer

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔11:11, 27.Jul 2021

De klimaatmaatregelen waar beleidsmakers voor staan zijn misschien wel de belangrijkste keuzes in de geschiedenis van de mensheid. De omslag van fossiele brandstoffen naar duurzame energie, vormt slechts een deel van de oplossing. In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig

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Focusing on the ‘S’ – What is in it for investors?

Focusing on the ‘S’ – What is in it for investors?

🕔09:59, 27.Jul 2021

Market weekly: Being inclusive can lead to better results. It can also raise a company’s standing among the general public, in the labour market, among suppliers and customers and with regulators and investors. In our view, organisations that are more

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Agrochemical Long-tail Risks: Can Dead Bees Sting?

Agrochemical Long-tail Risks: Can Dead Bees Sting?

🕔08:59, 27.Jul 2021

As responsible investors, Candriam engages along the full food value chain, especially food retailers. We support better product safety practices for food. If a pesticide is banned in one country but permitted in another, that chemical can still enter the

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US debt ceiling deadline could disrupt money markets

US debt ceiling deadline could disrupt money markets

🕔05:06, 27.Jul 2021

Can there be such a thing as too much money? There is certainly a huge amount of money sloshing through the US financial system, which is straining the shortterm funding market and threatening to push short-dated Treasury yields below zero.

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UBP Participates in Africa’s First SDG-linked Bond

UBP Participates in Africa’s First SDG-linked Bond

🕔15:59, 26.Jul 2021

Flash update: The investment universe of Emerging Market (EM) green, social and sustainability bonds has grown rapidly, and annual issuance has nearly tripled since 2016 (Chart 1). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a significant rise in … For

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Do earnings matter?

Do earnings matter?

🕔15:26, 26.Jul 2021

Weekly investment update: Beginning last year, many companies stopped providing forward guidance, that is, their view on whether sales and profits would be higher or lower than the last time they had spoken with analysts and investors. At the time,

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Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

🕔11:25, 26.Jul 2021

Het verdwijnen van tropisch regenwoud is een grote bedreiging voor onze planeet. Er liggen goede kansen voor bedrijven die helpen bij het wegnemen van de oorzaken van ontbossing. In de ongeveer vier minuten die het kost om dit artikel te

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Easy on the Austerity

Easy on the Austerity

🕔10:59, 26.Jul 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe Following a shaky start to its vaccine rollout, Europe appears to be recovering as businesses are reopening and lockdowns continue to ease in some areas. As the European Central Bank debates the extension

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Lifecycle investing: From theory to practice

Lifecycle investing: From theory to practice

🕔08:00, 26.Jul 2021

The concept of matching asset allocation to an individual’s risk preferences has been around for decades. As the theory developed, the concept of lifecycle investing – varying asset allocation according to an individual’s age – was born. In this article,

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The threat from inflation

The threat from inflation

🕔16:30, 23.Jul 2021

Weekly investment update: Another month, another US inflation report beating market expectations. Headline year-on-year consumer price index (CPI) inflation has gone from 1.1% last November to 4.9% in May. Even though economists knew that base effects meant the rate of

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Supporting climate action and board diversity

Supporting climate action and board diversity

🕔14:05, 23.Jul 2021

As an active shareholder, we opposed 34% of resolutions, a rate that has been rising for several years and is up from 32% in 2020. That percentage was already 10 points above the rate in 2018. We opposed 911 resolutions

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Transitory or persistent?

Transitory or persistent?

🕔12:41, 23.Jul 2021

Weekly investment update: New cases have continued to climb around the world and are now at 440 000 per day, up from 390 000 last week. A rise in cases in Asia, Europe, and North America has offset a decline

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Just a bump in the road?

Just a bump in the road?

🕔10:56, 23.Jul 2021

Despite investor worries about the impact of semiconductor shortages to automotive production and input cost inflation, the automotive industry remains healthy and the evolution of the industry towards electric vehicles remains strong. 

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A Moderating Outlook for Equities

A Moderating Outlook for Equities

🕔08:41, 23.Jul 2021

KEY INSIGHTS Our Asset Allocation Committee modestly decreased the allocation to equities recently, given elevated stock valuations and a moderating economic outlook. In our view, key performance drivers may peak in the near term, which could temper potential equity returns

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The end of the beginning?

The end of the beginning?

🕔16:26, 22.Jul 2021

Strategic Sector Selector The resilience of the rally in global equities was tested in the second quarter of 2021 by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and more hawkish messages by the US Federal Reserve. However, markets continued to grind higher

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Pensioenakkoord uitgelegd Deel 6: Solidariteitsreserve

Pensioenakkoord uitgelegd Deel 6: Solidariteitsreserve

🕔14:18, 22.Jul 2021

Vorig jaar 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

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Food Fight: An update on private equity performance vs public equity markets

Food Fight: An update on private equity performance vs public equity markets

🕔12:33, 22.Jul 2021

Every two years, we take a close look at the performance of the private equity industry given its rising share of institutional and individual portfolios. Our findings this year: the private equity industry is still outperforming public equity, but this

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Market’s view of transitory inflation in the US may be premature

Market’s view of transitory inflation in the US may be premature

🕔10:31, 22.Jul 2021

Key takeaways Treasury yields and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities have moved lower, despite higher inflation. Fed officials now project two rates hikes by the end of 2023 and appear to be ready to begin tapering of its asset purchasing program as

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UBS Annual Reserve Manager Survey 2021

UBS Annual Reserve Manager Survey 2021

🕔08:55, 22.Jul 2021

27th Reserve Management Seminar UBS RMS Survey is among the most authoritative depictions of official reserve management activities available. This survey was conducted during April – June 2021 and collected responses from close to 30 central banks from all regions

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Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework

Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework

🕔16:06, 21.Jul 2021

KEY POINTS Our climate research shows that certain asset classes and regions face material and growing climate risks in the next 10 to 30 years. Allocators should anticipate a wider range of outcomes in climate-sensitive asset classes and, potentially, plan-level

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China’s bond defaults could be a blessing in disguise

China’s bond defaults could be a blessing in disguise

🕔14:46, 21.Jul 2021

Bond defaults have been rising since the start of the deleveraging process in 2017. This has pushed up corporate bond spreads, kept them high and made them volatile. Defaults used to affect mostly private companies: They accounted for more than

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How Far Are We in This Value Rotation?

How Far Are We in This Value Rotation?

🕔12:45, 21.Jul 2021

KEY INSIGHTS The value style of investing “caught a bid” after encouraging vaccine news from Pfizer last November. Since then, the value style dramatically outperformed the growth style. This came after a decade of underperformance. The extreme divergence in performance between

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Summer rebound

Summer rebound

🕔08:06, 21.Jul 2021

House View  Restrictions are being lifted in the developed world releasing pent-up demand. Fiscal and monetary policy remains hugely accommodative. This will result in high growth figures in the coming quarters. The pandemic is however far from over as variants

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Inflation-hedging your portfolio? Beware of unintended consequences

Inflation-hedging your portfolio? Beware of unintended consequences

🕔15:28, 20.Jul 2021

Investors may be concerned about how to protect their portfolios from the impact of higher inflation. Investments such as commodities, real estate and equities have historically outperformed when prices rise. But performance doesn’t tell the whole story. These asset classes

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Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

🕔14:17, 20.Jul 2021

On 7 June 2021, the G7 agreed to make climate reporting mandatory, in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Climate risk looks at the risks related to the transition to a lowercarbon economy,

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MAC en Absolute Return Fixed Income: beter samen?

MAC en Absolute Return Fixed Income: beter samen?

🕔11:38, 20.Jul 2021

Multi Asset Credit (MAC) en Absolute Return Fixed Income-strategieën concurreren al lang om de aandacht van beleggers. Maar is het zinvol de ene optie te kiezen boven de andere? Wanneer de rentevoeten zeer laag of zelfs negatief zijn, zijn positieve

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