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Asset allocation update: clipping back risk appetite

Asset allocation update: clipping back risk appetite

🕔07:42, 9.Jul 2020

Multi-asset | July 2020  We all know – or rather, have heard of – Warren Buffet. One of his more famous mantras is: to get rich you need to be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are

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What shape recovery?

What shape recovery?

🕔13:16, 29.Jun 2020

In Credit  It was a week of data releases and an opportunity to get a glimpse as to whether an economic recovery is underway. The evidence would so far suggest that this …

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Market updates

Market updates

🕔08:15, 23.Jun 2020

This week initially saw a reversal of fortunes, with risk markets rallying after last week. Equities were stronger and credit spreads a little tighter, though this mini rally tapered off  …

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

🕔15:25, 12.Jun 2020

What bear markets and bull rebounds can teach us about how the stock market works, and how we may navigate current and future market contractions

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Responsible Investment Quarterly Q1 2020 2

Responsible Investment Quarterly Q1 2020 2

🕔13:31, 12.Jun 2020

Back in 1964 the German writer and historian Leopold Schwarzschild posed the question “What price freedom?” in an analysis of what is required from society in support of a more socialist political agenda. At the heart of the article, Schwarzschild

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The emergence of Covid-19 has destabilised stock markets the world over

The emergence of Covid-19 has destabilised stock markets the world over

🕔16:47, 21.May 2020

The good-news stories and optimism of three months ago have been consigned to the bin, as the virus, lockdowns and economic bailouts take centre stage  The emergence of Covid-19 has destabilised stock markets the world over. Since China alerted the

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Dismal data and downgrades continue

Dismal data and downgrades continue

🕔14:43, 19.May 2020

In Credit  Core government bond yields were little moved last week. Covid-19 news continues to …

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Pharmaceutical companies in a golden age for drug discovery

Pharmaceutical companies in a golden age for drug discovery

🕔10:00, 19.May 2020

European Gazette As new technologies such as genomics spur development of innovative drugs, European pharmaceuticals companies stand out as high-quality, defensive growth stocks In uncertain times it pays to own highquality, defensive growth stocks with strong balance sheets and a

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Pastures new: Asset Liability Management in today’s reporting environment

Pastures new: Asset Liability Management in today’s reporting environment

🕔14:54, 15.May 2020

The methods that insurers use to report profit to shareholders and solvency to regulators have been changing. This is the result of new accounting standards and solvency capital regulation in many markets. This has meaningful Asset Liability Management (ALM) implications

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We’re observing various indicators that continue to suggest caution

We’re observing various indicators that continue to suggest caution

🕔14:37, 15.May 2020

Tactical Asset Allocation Update Our focus right now is on a defensive capital preservation, and our equity scorecard is suggesting caution on the back of falling macro indicators. We believe that holding strategic allocations steady at a neutral position is

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Is this time really that different?

Is this time really that different?

🕔08:20, 15.May 2020

In highly volatile markets there is always the temptation to be seen to be doing something, rather than just sitting on your hands, taking a step back and weighing up your options. However, given the short- to medium-term future is

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Coronavirus modelling: a U-shaped recovery

Coronavirus modelling: a U-shaped recovery

🕔11:35, 1.May 2020

Economic recovery from Covid-19 is the big unknown. Using US GDP as a base case, this chart illustrates how we could get there.

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Coronavirus sparks a social shift in the bond market

Coronavirus sparks a social shift in the bond market

🕔13:05, 28.Apr 2020

Gauging investor interest The coronavirus is a social issue that has brought unprecedented disruption to societies and is impacting the wellbeing of the world’s population. Capital markets are responding to this challenge with more than $9 billion of social bonds

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Why growth will trump value in the long grind of recovery

Why growth will trump value in the long grind of recovery

🕔15:01, 17.Apr 2020

The swift and intense economic volatility caused by the Covid-19 crisis has left investors with something of a blind spot. Traditional business cycle analyses have no inputs for a global pandemic, making it hard to judge how to position portfolios

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What goes up must come down.

What goes up must come down.

🕔10:38, 15.Apr 2020

In Credit  Government bond prices were little moved in the last week after a ‘helter skelter’ few weeks. In terms of data the Eurozone PMI was very weak (less than 30). This was led lower by an especially low print

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10 Factors That Could Change Economies & Markets Forever

10 Factors That Could Change Economies & Markets Forever

🕔13:43, 10.Apr 2020

 THE COVID-19 CRISIS has challenged individuals, families, companies, governments and investment markets around the world. It is an experience that could fundamentally reshape consumer and corporate behaviour as well as financial markets. T

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Q&A: Emerging markets and the coronavirus

Q&A: Emerging markets and the coronavirus

🕔10:34, 3.Apr 2020

What is the Emerging Markets (EM) team’s take on the current environment? We are seeing a level of volatility across global markets that hasn’t been witnessed since 2008, in what feels like a global liquidation event. Emerging markets are no

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Tackling The ‘Unknown Unknowns’: How Active Managers Manage Unforeseen Risks

Tackling The ‘Unknown Unknowns’: How Active Managers Manage Unforeseen Risks

🕔09:46, 2.Apr 2020

Active managers are better positioned than passive managers to guard against and react to unforeseen risks, such as the Covid-19 crisis During the financial crisis this flexibility helped active managers to outperform Those active managers who can recognise and control

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Asset allocation update: credit upgraded amid fluid and uncertain backdrop

Asset allocation update: credit upgraded amid fluid and uncertain backdrop

🕔13:09, 31.Mar 2020

The ultimate public health costs and economic impact of Covid-19 are at this time unknown. Public health responses have weighed the human cost of intensive care units being overwhelmed and the number of preventable deaths exploding against the jump higher

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Coronavirus market volatility: performance update

Coronavirus market volatility: performance update

🕔16:14, 27.Mar 2020

Markets are very weak and volatile, as you would expect with such uncertainty around the Covid19 outbreak. Some days the moves are indiscriminate and everything plunges to a broadly similar degree, on other days our higher quality names are outperforming.

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Coronavirus/market volatility: Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return update

Coronavirus/market volatility: Threadneedle Dynamic Real Return update

🕔10:56, 25.Mar 2020

Multi-asset | March 2020  Markets have been trying to digest the impact of Covid-19 on economic activity and government policy. This is hard. The financial impact will be a function not only of the spread and lethality of the virus,

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Update: 5-year capital market assumptions

Update: 5-year capital market assumptions

🕔16:06, 20.Mar 2020

Capital market assumptions  Twice a year, we conduct an extensive update of our five-year return forecasts. The purpose of this exercise is two-fold. First, taking a longer-term perspective helps set strategic asset allocations and design portfolios for diverse investment goals.

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Covid-19: what exactly is going viral?

Covid-19: what exactly is going viral?

🕔14:52, 11.Mar 2020

Covid-19: what exactly is going viral? The coronavirus outbreak is extremely complex, with the fear of the virus so far seemingly greater than its actual impact. The economic consequences, however, are very real. The question in the headline does not

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In Credit

In Credit

🕔11:45, 5.Mar 2020

Two months down. Macro / government bonds Core government bonds remain the favoured asset class in these times of turmoil. Indeed, last week the benchmark 10-year US treasury reached a new all time yield low of 1.14%. The ICE BofA

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Weighing up potential market impacts from the coronavirus

Weighing up potential market impacts from the coronavirus

🕔08:33, 3.Mar 2020

As the virus outbreak spreads well beyond China, it is hard to forecast exactly what the economic impact will be, but it’s safe to say that consumption and supply will be significantly affected. The coronavirus is a clear shock to

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