Globalisation: the reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated

Globalisation: the reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated

🕔22:28, 31.May 2022

Are we witnessing the end of globalisation or are reports of its demise greatly exaggerated? Talha: Globalisation is the process of growing interdependence between the global economies as measured through cross-border trade, finance, information and migration flows. Historically, globalisation has

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Recession risks rise as inflation takes its toll

Recession risks rise as inflation takes its toll

🕔15:20, 31.May 2022

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint Q2 2022 – The peak in global inflation is probably not far away, but there are several reasons to think that it will fall relatively slowly. Lockdowns in China have caused bottlenecks in global supply chains

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Parijs gaat voor Olympisch hout

Parijs gaat voor Olympisch hout

🕔14:03, 31.May 2022

De Olympische Spelen van Parijs en nieuwe Franse regelgeving zetten de schijnwerpers op de voordelen van hout als bouwmateriaal. Op 21 november trapt Nederland samen met Senegal het Wereldkampioenschap voetbal af in Qatar. Er is veel kritiek op het event,

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Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index – May 2022

Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index – May 2022

🕔12:36, 31.May 2022

Global first-quarter dividends jumped by 11% on a headline basis to a total of $302.5bn, a record for the seasonally quieter first three months of the year. Underlying growth, which adjusts for oneoff special dividends, exchange rates and minor technical

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Central Bank Digital Currency Experiments

Central Bank Digital Currency Experiments

🕔10:02, 31.May 2022

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) currently has no plans to issue central bank digital currency (CBDC), but to ensure the stability and efficiency of settlement systems as a whole, the BOJ regards it …

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EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

🕔08:34, 31.May 2022

Weekly as of 20 May 2022  ETFs saw net outflows of $784mn last week, driven by Fixed Income, which suffered $1.6bn of net outflows, and Commodity, which lost $540mn.

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Hoe de crisis tussen Rusland en Oekraïne de vooruitzichten voor beleggers in opkomende markten verandert

Hoe de crisis tussen Rusland en Oekraïne de vooruitzichten voor beleggers in opkomende markten verandert

🕔17:04, 30.May 2022

We kijken naar het belang van de Russische invasie van Oekraïne voor opkomende markten op de middellange en lange termijn. De Russische invasie van Oekraïne heeft de aandelen- en obligatiemarkten wereldwijd in beroering gebracht. Maar in de opkomende markten zullen

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Senior Loan Talking Points

Senior Loan Talking Points

🕔15:49, 30.May 2022

Voya Perspectives Series | May 13 – May 19, 2022  The S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index”) returned -0.44% for the seven-day period ended May 19. Although the last two trading sessions were more volatile, in line with broader market

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The Inflation Revival

The Inflation Revival

🕔13:57, 30.May 2022

INTRODUCTION Inflation has rebounded from the pandemic-induced recession lows with a vengeance. In the US, the pace of the yearly headline consumer price index (CPI) accelerated to 7.5% in January, a 40-year high. Similarly in the euro area, the annual

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Engaging on Human rights: Identifying risks and promoting best practices

Engaging on Human rights: Identifying risks and promoting best practices

🕔11:34, 30.May 2022

Identifying, monitoring and preventing human rights violations is not only a government responsibility but also a corporate concern. Operations across a company’s value chain play a key role in human rights outcomes as reflected in the 10 principles of the

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The Case For Cybersecurity

The Case For Cybersecurity

🕔09:57, 30.May 2022

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing investment areas for businesses and governments alike, driven by the exponential growth in the adoption of both Cloud Computing and IoT. This explosion in connectivity and cloudbased storage comes hand-in-hand with the risk

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Interest rates go up: a threat or an opportunity for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) strategies?

Interest rates go up: a threat or an opportunity for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) strategies?

🕔07:58, 30.May 2022

After several decades of riding a government bonds bull market, investors are now looking for alternative drivers of return. Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) strategies, with their ability to make gains in rising, as well as falling markets, have historically been

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How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

🕔10:44, 28.May 2022

China’s once-in-a-decade census1 revealed some interesting demographic issues. The country has 264 million people aged 60 and above, which equates to 18.7% of the population, considerably higher than 13% in 2010. The 12 million births …

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Environmental performance award for UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity

Environmental performance award for UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity

🕔16:48, 27.May 2022

Key takeaways CDP* has recognised UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity (PIEE) with a Climetrics Fund Award: The top five funds in each asset classes were picked from 18,000 global funds with a total value of EUR 15 trillion. PIEE

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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔14:12, 27.May 2022

Moderating global growth as policymakers grapple with persistent inflation Global economic growth looks likely to continue in 2022, albeit at a more modest pace. The COVID-19 pandemic does, however, add uncertainty to the outlook, as evidenced by the recent emergence

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Crypto-Assets Activity around the World

Crypto-Assets Activity around the World

🕔16:19, 26.May 2022

On-chain crypto-assets transaction volumes have grown rapidly, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crypto-assets activity appears to be a global phenomenon, although it still remains modest relative to gross domestic product for most countries. Panel regressions across more than 130 countries

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High yield bonds in DC pension strategies

High yield bonds in DC pension strategies

🕔12:19, 26.May 2022

High yield bonds have become a mainstream asset class for many institutional investors. Historic returns are impressive, particularly on risk-adjusted measures, and an allocation to high yield bonds can add value to an overall portfolio. For defined contribution (DC) pension

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Global Dividend Index

Global Dividend Index

🕔11:58, 26.May 2022

Global dividends jumped 11% in Q1 2022 to a first-quarter record of $302.5bn . Underlying growth was even stronger at 16.1%. Every region saw double-digit growth due to a stronger economic backdrop and the ongoing catch-up in payments following the

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Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

🕔10:07, 26.May 2022

The urgent need for action on climate change and likely policy responces means that investors need to think about carbon in their portfolios. And they need to do so from multiple perspectives.

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Bonds that build back better

Bonds that build back better

🕔15:59, 25.May 2022

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues dominating the international policy agenda – and as investor demand for new ESG financial products and services continues to grow – global debt markets, and by extension fixed income portfolios, are about to

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Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

🕔14:01, 25.May 2022

Diverging economic outlooks in Europe, US and China, along with persisting geopolitical risks, underscore the need to explore relative value opportunities across asset classes. On duration, we think investors should be flexible but no longer as short as they were

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ESG Global Study 2022 – Infograhic

ESG Global Study 2022 – Infograhic

🕔12:17, 25.May 2022

Our second annual study captured views from over 1,100 professional investors from 19 markets around the globe on ESG issues

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Growing Risks on the Horizon

Growing Risks on the Horizon

🕔08:45, 25.May 2022

April saw the coordinated bond and equity sell-off continue as the ECB joined the increasingly hawkish tone out of the Fed and added to heightening growth concerns in the month. Indeed, this shifting in the growth-inflation balance is …

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Bond Investing in Inflationary Times

Bond Investing in Inflationary Times

🕔17:51, 24.May 2022

As the chief research officer of Buckingham Strategic Partners, the issue I am being asked to address most often is about fixed income strategies when yields are at historically low levels and inflation risk is heightened due to the unprecedented

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Private markets rally to new heights

Private markets rally to new heights

🕔17:20, 24.May 2022

Private markets rebounded in 2021, after a year of pandemic-driven turbulence that suppressed fundraising and deal making. Fundraising climbed to a record of almost $1.2 trillion, up by almost 20 percent over 2020. Growth was widespread across asset classes and

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Crypto and the climate

Crypto and the climate

🕔16:23, 24.May 2022

We live in a world that is increasingly digitalized: most economic transactions and social interactions today occur remotely through the internet. The rapid digitalization of our lives also coincides with the growth of large social media and financial service companies

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Where to Hide?

Where to Hide?

🕔15:39, 24.May 2022

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  War, inflation and lingering COVID-19 impacts have set the stage for a challenging start to 2022 for investors, with both stocks and bonds down over 9% in response. While dynamic, stocks and bonds on

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Whoa, what happened?

Whoa, what happened?

🕔15:00, 24.May 2022

As of April 2022, CTAs (as measured by the Barclay BTOP50 Index) have returned 35% over the 18 months since the US Presidential Election in November 2020. Over the preceding 18 months, CTAs returned only -0.2%. What happened?  

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Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

Looming divergences and the great asset repricing

🕔14:42, 24.May 2022

We are witnessing significant divergences in the economic outlook (we have revised down the EU and Chinese economic outlooks vs. the more resilient US economy) and in market performances. In particular: (1) Inflation expectations – short-term peak vs. long-term rise:

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Deforestation: seeing the wood for the trees

Deforestation: seeing the wood for the trees

🕔14:25, 24.May 2022

The chance to see a positive resolution between Russia and Ukraine has continued to decline. Conversely, ongoing geopolitical tension appear to be the new reality – so market participants will just have to get used to it. Unlike in recent

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Is There Alpha in ESG Data for Sovereign Debt?

Is There Alpha in ESG Data for Sovereign Debt?

🕔10:08, 24.May 2022

For the reader in a hurry: we have not been able to find systematic alpha in ESG data for sovereigns so far. However, an ESG approach to sovereign debt selection can be additive in at least three ways: (1) a

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“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

“Slowflation” is becoming a reality

🕔08:52, 24.May 2022

The chance to see a positive resolution between Russia and Ukraine has continued to decline. Conversely, ongoing geopolitical tension appear to be the new reality – so market participants will just have to get used to it. Unlike in recent

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Positive on Quantitative, Convertible Arbitrage and Global Macro

Positive on Quantitative, Convertible Arbitrage and Global Macro

🕔16:34, 23.May 2022

Q2 Strategy Outlook  In the second quarter, there are two overriding themes: the geopolitical situation is more dangerous than many of us can remember, and markets are dealing with inflation not seen in at least 40 years. We believe investors

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Gold outlook to Q1 2023: Is gold returning from the alternate universe?

Gold outlook to Q1 2023: Is gold returning from the alternate universe?

🕔14:11, 23.May 2022

For most of the past year, gold has been ignoring the red-hot inflation that we have been living in. Our internal forecasts model indicates that gold, when factoring in a US inflation rate of 7.9% in February 2022, should be

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Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in May 2022

Infographic: A snapshot of the world economy in May 2022

🕔12:54, 23.May 2022

Schroders Recession Dashboard: what is it telling us? Deforestation: what could be the market impact of new EU ban?  Which emerging markets are most at risk of defaulting on their overseas debts?

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Asset allocation monthly-Down side risks to earnings– especially in Europe

Asset allocation monthly-Down side risks to earnings– especially in Europe

🕔08:16, 23.May 2022

 The tug of war between rising real yields and slowing earnings growth remains a feature of US equity markets, while the knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine hang over European stocks and Covid lockdown concerns cloud the prospects for

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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔17:36, 20.May 2022

Global economic optimism declined in the first quarter of 2022. War in Europe added to already stiff inflationary headwinds from continued supplychain disruptions. A more hawkish tone from the Fed and other major central banks fuelled concerns of slowing global

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Commodities at war: Food Fight

Commodities at war: Food Fight

🕔10:53, 20.May 2022

Higher prices supported by a considerable percentage of global production coming from Russia and Ukraine have caught many commodities in the crosshairs of the Russian-Ukraine war. Concerns are growing over the ability to source these commodities from outside of Ukraine

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Looking beyond Russia – Ukraine

Looking beyond Russia – Ukraine

🕔10:38, 20.May 2022

MONTHLY INVESTMENT OUTLOOK Bond markets continued their 2022 slump while equity markets rebounded in March as both began to look beyond the Russia-Ukraine narrative and focus on the evolving global economic and policy backdrop. Expectations in both the US and

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Fixed Income outlook – To neutral and beyond

Fixed Income outlook – To neutral and beyond

🕔21:53, 19.May 2022

The first quarter of 2022 was tumultuous for the global economy and financial markets. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine spawned a rally in US Treasuries, but the disruption to metals, agricultural and energy commodity markets only spurred inflation further.

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AI: een existentiële bedreiging?

AI: een existentiële bedreiging?

🕔16:23, 19.May 2022

Zal artificiële intelligentie de mensheid overheersen en bedreigen of kunnen we leren om met deze ongelooflijke technologie te leven? Twee experts op het gebied van AI geven hun mening. Artificiële intelligentie (AI) is misschien wel de belangrijkste technologie die mensen

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The energy crisis heightens inflation fears

The energy crisis heightens inflation fears

🕔12:38, 19.May 2022

Inflation was already running well above central banks’ targets as we entered the year. The war has put additional pressure on prices and supply chains and this could have repercussions not just on oil, but on other commodities as well.

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Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

🕔09:16, 19.May 2022

The urgent need for action on climate change means that investors need to think about carbon in their portfolios. And they need to do so from multiple perspectives. To help investors do this, we have developed a carbon framework.

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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔08:25, 19.May 2022

Global economic optimism declined in the first quarter of 2022. War in Europe added to already stiff inflationary headwinds from continued supplychain disruptions. A more hawkish tone from the Fed and other major central banks fuelled concerns of slowing global

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Fixed Income Perspectives

Fixed Income Perspectives

🕔14:28, 18.May 2022

Is This What “Unprecedented and Extraordinary” Actually Feels Like? Unprecedented and extraordinary. For more than a decade, this was the description for actions taken by the Federal Reserve to keep the economy—and by extension, risk assets—on track. If you wanted

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EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

🕔12:59, 18.May 2022

ETFs suffered heavy net outflows, losing $4.9bn last week. Equity weathered net outflows of $2.9bn while Fixed Income lost $1.2bn. Commodity also saw significant net outflows of $841mn while Money Market gathered $181mn.

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Talking Points

Talking Points

🕔10:52, 18.May 2022

Loan prices sharply retreated this week due to spiking volatility across global financial markets, as the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index (the “Index’) experienced some of the worst daily marks since March 2020. Overall, the Index lost 2.05% for the sevenday

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Still Crazy After All This YTD

Still Crazy After All This YTD

🕔08:54, 18.May 2022

Global Value Spreads Hypothetical AQR Industry-and-Dollar-Neutral All-Country Value Portfolio

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The Death of Innovation

The Death of Innovation

🕔15:58, 17.May 2022

Innovation stocks have become a popular investment theme but are facing scrutiny. We build a half-century backtest of innovation that invests in a rotating portfolio of technologies trending in patent data. Innovation has delivered positive long-term returns distinct from growth

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A Year for the Record Books

A Year for the Record Books

🕔14:24, 17.May 2022

The Private Equity Market in 2021: The Allure of Growth In a record-breaking year, private equity investors made it plain that it’s not just about buyout anymore. By just about any measure, private equity set a remarkable new standard for

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