Holding the world in your portfolio and considering climate transition risks

Holding the world in your portfolio and considering climate transition risks

🕔15:05, 31.Aug 2022

1. Introduction The STOXX WTW Climate Transition Indices are a new approach to managing climate risk that offer investors a systematic and transparent way to incorporate climate transition risk into their investment decisions. 1 The index methodology leverages WTW’s proprietary

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ESG Challenges in Supply Chain Management – Investment Insights

ESG Challenges in Supply Chain Management – Investment Insights

🕔14:44, 31.Aug 2022

ESG risks in supply chains: Connecting the dots Supply chains are vital to many businesses. As they grow more complex, companies are exposed to a wide range of risks from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. These risks can exacerbate

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Decarbonising fixed income investment

Decarbonising fixed income investment

🕔12:12, 31.Aug 2022

As investors increasingly look to manage the carbon exposure in their portfolios, it is critical that they have the right tools. There are many ways investors can address the carbon exposure in their portfolios, including explicit …

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US equities continued to see net outflows

US equities continued to see net outflows

🕔08:29, 31.Aug 2022

EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows – Weekly as of 19 August 2022  ETFs experienced strong inflows last week, adding $3.8bn. Equity led with net inflows of $3.3bn while Commodity lost …  

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Four shifts

Four shifts

🕔16:46, 30.Aug 2022

This downturn is global, not US-centric. The current gap between optimistic equity analysts and cautious economists is particularly pronounced. We believe earnings estimates are at risk as the slowdown we anticipate …

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Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

🕔16:17, 30.Aug 2022

Wat is de invloed van de afname van biodiversiteit op onze wereld en wat kunnen beleggers doen om dit proces tegen te gaan? Op die vragen zoekt Pictet Asset Management als onderdeel van het Impact Partnersconsortium de antwoorden.

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EM local currency debt should be relatively resilient to potential Fed hikes

EM local currency debt should be relatively resilient to potential Fed hikes

🕔14:13, 30.Aug 2022

Historically, emerging market (EM) local currency debt has tended to weaken with rising US interest rates, but our research shows that much of this has generally occurred before Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate hikes have taken place. As the Fed

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Caution: earnings under pressure

Caution: earnings under pressure

🕔09:30, 30.Aug 2022

Weekly commentary – August 15, 2022 Stocks are rallying as markets believe inflation is waning and the Fed will slow hikes soon. We don’t think the rally is sustainable. Why? We see the Fed hiking rates to levels that will

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Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

🕔09:20, 30.Aug 2022

Om de opwarming van de aarde tegen te gaan, moet de wereld misschien verder gaan dan het bereiken van netto nul en beginnen met actief koolstof uit de atmosfeer te verwijderen. Maar liefst 140 landen en honderden bedrijven over de

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Confronting the bear

Confronting the bear

🕔12:31, 29.Aug 2022

Introduction Welcome to another edition of Vantage Point, the quarterly economic and markets outlook from the Global Economics and Investment Analysis (GEIA) team. The past three months have seen a dramatic selloff of risky assets, driven largely by a recalibration of expectations

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Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

🕔11:23, 29.Aug 2022

The Russia-Ukraine conflict, a spike in commodity prices and rising global inflation have raised fresh questions about the outlook for emerging markets (EM) debt. Recent forecasts from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank suggest global growth is slowing. And

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Investment Insights: The Four Myths of Private Credit

Investment Insights: The Four Myths of Private Credit

🕔11:10, 29.Aug 2022

In the wake of an unprecedented economic cycle, we have noticed an uptick in investor questions regarding direct loans. Supply chain imbalances, higher raw material costs, rising interest rates, labor shortages, and geopolitical risks each contribute to business risk— and

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Pictet Asset Management : Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Pictet Asset Management : Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔09:06, 29.Aug 2022

Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar obligaties, vooral in opkomende markten (EM). Toch bleef één segment verrassend veerkrachtig. Uit onderzoek van Pictet Asset Management blijkt dat obligaties die

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How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

🕔10:44, 27.Aug 2022

China’s once-in-a-decade census 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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The persistence of dividend growers

The persistence of dividend growers

🕔10:39, 26.Aug 2022

The return of inflation and macroeconomic uncertainty is shaking up equity market leadership. We caught up with Grant Cambridge to discuss why including dividend growers as part of a wider portfolio could help investors dampen these risks, and how 25

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Fixed Income Perspectives

Fixed Income Perspectives

🕔11:55, 25.Aug 2022

When Volatility Overstays Its Welcome, Opportunity Knocks Like many other market participants, we’re laser focused on inflation in the second half of 2022. While the July inflation reading came in below expectations, our optimism remains tempered. Much of the decline

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Globalisation: the reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated

Globalisation: the reports of its demise are greatly exaggerated

🕔11:00, 25.Aug 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 …

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How can a q-theoretic model price momentum?

How can a q-theoretic model price momentum?

🕔09:33, 25.Aug 2022

The answer, of course, is that it can’t. Hou, Xue, and Zhang’s (2014) empirical model does price portfolios sorted on prior year’s performance, but for reasons outside of q-theory—it does so by including a fundamental momentum factor, i.e., a factor

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Economic and Strategy Viewpoint Q3 2022

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint Q3 2022

🕔16:00, 24.Aug 2022

This is very new for younger investors. Interest rates are rising at an alarming pace, as central banks admit that inflation is no longer just a series of transient shocks, but there is a risk that it becomes more ingrained.

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Fixed Income Monthly

Fixed Income Monthly

🕔13:47, 24.Aug 2022

Last month, we discussed how the market narrative was evolving and investors were beginning to put more onus on the challenges to growth. That trend continued in July as traders increasingly incorporated how restrictive monetary policy could slow activity. Towards

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Higher Inflation, Recession more likely

Higher Inflation, Recession more likely

🕔10:34, 24.Aug 2022

Please open the 15 pgae report for more information

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World Economic Outlook, Glommy and More Uncertain, July Update 2022

World Economic Outlook, Glommy and More Uncertain, July Update 2022

🕔08:26, 24.Aug 2022

The Forces Shaping the Outlook Global slowdown intensifies as downside risks materialize. A tentative recovery in 2021 has been followed by increasingly gloomy developments in 2022. Performance was slightly better than expected in the first quarter, but world real GDP is

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Value Spreads Are Back to Tech Bubble Highs: Is Everyone Out There Cray-Cray?

Value Spreads Are Back to Tech Bubble Highs: Is Everyone Out There Cray-Cray?

🕔16:39, 23.Aug 2022

Cliff’s Perspective This adds another three months of data to the May entry in our series of value spread updates. Over the past two months, some portion of the market went temporarily (I hope) insane, punishing value, as we measure

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Annual Economic Report 2022 of the BIS

Annual Economic Report 2022 of the BIS

🕔14:31, 23.Aug 2022

Introduction There is no respite for the global economy. Two years ago, it was shaken by the onset of the pandemic, as an overwhelming health crisis turned into an overwhelming economic crisis. While the after-tremors of the pandemic still reverberate,

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Dipping a Toe in the Water

Dipping a Toe in the Water

🕔11:22, 23.Aug 2022

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The almost 25% market selloff has removed the S&P 500’s overvaluation, but we are still not at levels generally observed at bear market bottoms. Roughly one-third of our Bear Market Bottom Checklist has triggered. After being outright bearish

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Bitcoin: Why Environmentalists Need To Relax, It’s Better Than You Think

Bitcoin: Why Environmentalists Need To Relax, It’s Better Than You Think

🕔08:03, 23.Aug 2022

Bitcoin isn’t the great evil we have been led to believe. Until you’ve looked deeply into something, you’re not in a position to judge it, says Daniel Batten.  For as long as I can remember, protecting the environment was my

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

🕔14:08, 22.Aug 2022

Market Themes Whatever It Takes 2.0 Keep On Smiling

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The benefits of multi asset strategies in an inflationary environment

The benefits of multi asset strategies in an inflationary environment

🕔10:40, 22.Aug 2022

Investors are witnessing unprecedented market conditions. Within a turbulent market environment charaterised by a high inflationary pressure, a shift from global to “glocal” trade patterns and a fading era of cheap energy, how can an active and agile multi asset

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EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

EMEA-Listed ETF Flash Flows

🕔08:45, 22.Aug 2022

Asset Category ETFs continued to see net outflows last week, losing $122mn. Equity led with net outflows of $1.9bn while Commodity lost $310mn. Fixed Income, on the other hand, posted strong net inflows of $2.1bn.

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De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

🕔08:45, 22.Aug 2022

Ondernemingen die beveiligingsproblemen aanpakken, bieden aantrekkelijke lange-termijnopportuniteiten voor beleggers. Daarvan is Anjali Bastianpillai, Senior Product Specialist van de Securitystrategie bij Pictet Asset Management, stellig overtuigd: ‘Je veilig voelen is een menselijke basisbehoefte. Of het nu gaat om bescherming tegen cyberaanvallen,

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ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

🕔13:17, 19.Aug 2022

Understanding the potential impact of climate change and the interaction between different stakeholders, initiatives, metrics, and tools presents challenges. There is a growing need for investors to understand the risks, opportunities and the impact on investment portfolios that come with

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Supply chain shifts signal reglobalisation

Supply chain shifts signal reglobalisation

🕔12:43, 19.Aug 2022

The fragility of global supply chains exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic remains one of the top economic challenges facing the world. In one respect, globalisation has long been characterised by developed market countries offshoring production to lower cost locations. But

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Mega trends: Zeven trends om in 2022 in de gaten te houden

Mega trends: Zeven trends om in 2022 in de gaten te houden

🕔20:15, 18.Aug 2022

De belangrijkste trends volgens Pictet Asset Management op het gebied van wetenschap, technologie en duurzaamheid voor de komende 12 maanden – en daarna. 1. Focus op voedselzekerheid De recente verstoringen van de toeleveringsketen – en de daaruit voortvloeiende lege schappen

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7 Renewables Misconceptions

7 Renewables Misconceptions

🕔14:10, 18.Aug 2022

At our ESG fund, as part of our due diligence on Bitcoin Mining, we recently examined the 7 Most common ESG arguments against Bitcoin and found all of them to be untrue. Sometimes, the diametric opposite was the truth.

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Bitcoin Mining Can Prevent Climate Change

Bitcoin Mining Can Prevent Climate Change

🕔12:58, 18.Aug 2022

2022 has changed everything that we in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector thought we knew about Bitcoin. We thought it was a net negative for the environment. We could not have been more wrong. It turns out that

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Finding Value in (Big) Data

Finding Value in (Big) Data

🕔11:12, 18.Aug 2022

Big data is fueling, informing and empowering businesses globally. As growthoriented investors, we see opportunities in best-in-class companies that are creating the technologies driving big data services.  Highlights The demand for high-octane data has permeated every sector, with technologyrelated investments

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Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

Lightening the sails and monitoring the storm

🕔10:12, 18.Aug 2022

It was a bruising first half of the year for financial market participants, with U.S. and global stocks entering bear market territory while core bonds, generally considered “safe-haven” assets, declined by double digits. Russia’s war on Ukraine continues to warp

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Barometer: Winstberekening klopt niet

Barometer: Winstberekening klopt niet

🕔08:13, 18.Aug 2022

Aandelen blijven kwetsbaar voor een golf naar beneden bijgestelde winstprognoses, vooral in de VS en Europa. Vertragende economische groei, stijgende inflatie, strakker monetair beleid en verhoogde geopolitieke risico's hebben allemaal hun tol geëist in de financiële …

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

🕔16:56, 17.Aug 2022

Biodiversity is equally vital to people and planet. It gives us clean air and water, food and medicines. As mentioned in The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review1, Biodiversity is the diversity of life and can be read at various

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Maintaining a cautious tilt

Maintaining a cautious tilt

🕔14:08, 17.Aug 2022

Bad news was good news in July. With recession risks becoming more imminent especially for Europe, markets priced in an earlier easing of monetary policy. For the US, rate cuts are priced in as early as end of Q1 2023.

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The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining

The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining

🕔11:28, 17.Aug 2022

The 2 biggest problems with Solar & Wind are that they “don’t match where” and “don’t match when” most customers want it. These two problems lead to a plethora of other problems: curtailment, load balancing, voltage regulation, power wasted in

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China: Politburo drops GDP target and decrees stability in H2 2022

China: Politburo drops GDP target and decrees stability in H2 2022

🕔10:43, 17.Aug 2022

China has once again captured the attention of investors seeking shelter from unprecedented global policy tightening. This is understandable, as the country was first in, first out of the Covid pandemic and remains ahead of the curve in terms of

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De digitale weg naar ontwikkeling

De digitale weg naar ontwikkeling

🕔08:54, 17.Aug 2022

De digitale revolutie is niet alleen een zegen voor de wereld. Voor opkomende markten kan het wonderen verrichten voor de economie. Digitalisering zou deze landen immers in staat kunnen stellen om trage ontwikkelingsstadia over te slaan.

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A growth and income approach to investing in Europe

A growth and income approach to investing in Europe

🕔13:20, 16.Aug 2022

Can you elaborate on the growth and income philosophy of CGEGI and how that informs your positioning? Alfonso: For me, one of the most attractive features of the growth and income approach is that it gives managers complete discretion to

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Currency Effects on Private Market Portfolios

Currency Effects on Private Market Portfolios

🕔11:34, 16.Aug 2022

Investment returns for a private markets portfolio (or for that matter, public markets portfolio) are a derivative of a number of variables. In the current market environment, for example, rising rates, inflation, geopolitical risks, supply chain issues (to name just

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A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector

A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector

🕔10:17, 16.Aug 2022

Climate change and carbon emissions in particular have recently received a lot of attention from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and the general public, and rightly so. But we must be wary of carbon emissions tunnel vision and instead take

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New Rules of Diversification

New Rules of Diversification

🕔08:53, 16.Aug 2022

How to Prep Your Portfolio for a Different Kind of Recession Risk: During the first half of 2022, global equity markets tumbled around 20% from their January peak, with losses on typical stock/ bond portfolios almost as large, as bonds

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Emissions Saved and Avoided: Capital Goods

Emissions Saved and Avoided: Capital Goods

🕔16:27, 15.Aug 2022

Capital Goods Companies, the Enablers of the LowCarbon Industrial Revolution As an ever-increasing number of nations announce ambitious climate objectives, the global economy is embracing net zero carbon as a common direction. For example, the European Union targets a 55%

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The Effect of ESG on the Global Equities Lending Market

The Effect of ESG on the Global Equities Lending Market

🕔14:51, 15.Aug 2022

The paper looks to answer these questions with a unique empirical study of ESG’s effect on the global equities lending market.

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Outlook on Emerging Markets

Outlook on Emerging Markets

🕔12:44, 15.Aug 2022

Summary High inflation, aggressive monetary tightening, and the potential for recession are all global fears. However, for many emerging markets countries, navigating a recovery means taking a clear course of action: keep inflation under control at the risk of slowing

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