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Asset allocation update: leaning selectively against the wind

Asset allocation update: leaning selectively against the wind

🕔09:57, 9.Sep 2020

Multi-asset | September 2020 Most asset market returns can be distilled down to two basic elements: movements in cash flows and discount rates. In the past month or so, for risky assets such as equities, each has moved in a

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Downgrades, defaults and dispersion: Covid and credit

Downgrades, defaults and dispersion: Covid and credit

🕔09:58, 1.Sep 2020

Markets reacted violently as global economies adopted shelter-in-place policies to combat the spread of Covid-19 earlier this year. Corporate bond credit spreads (or risk premiums), driven by heightened uncertainty and revenue pressure, widened dramatically to reflect the increased risk …

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Downgrades, defaults and dispersion: Covid and credit

Downgrades, defaults and dispersion: Covid and credit

🕔11:42, 21.Aug 2020

Markets reacted violently as global economies adopted shelter-in-place policies to combat the spread of Covid-19 earlier this year. Corporate bond credit spreads (or risk premiums), driven by heightened uncertainty and revenue pressure, widened dramatically to reflect the increased risk of

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Credit enjoying the summer lull

Credit enjoying the summer lull

🕔11:18, 17.Aug 2020

In Credit  Core government bond yields were marginally higher with the rise in risk sentiment. Non-farm payroll in the US hit a three-month streak of positive gains, with jobs rising and unemployment falling more than expected (rate now 10.2% vs

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Why Covid-19 will put the bond market rally back on track

Why Covid-19 will put the bond market rally back on track

🕔15:17, 14.Aug 2020

We are living in extraordinary times. Not since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 have so many lives around the world been at risk from an infectious disease. The response from governments and central banks has been equally extraordinary. Whole

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Tracking the pandemic: the challenges of interpreting fast-changing data

Tracking the pandemic: the challenges of interpreting fast-changing data

🕔13:02, 14.Aug 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is generating huge quantities of case count data as the disease advances around the world. We have seen countries and regions that were hit earliest move through the initial peak and into a period of declining incidence,

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There Is No Planet B

There Is No Planet B

🕔09:45, 7.Aug 2020

Why climate change risk management is the world’s hottest topic and how asset owners and asset managers should be responding There is mounting evidence that rising levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are moving the world perilously close to a

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Economy interrupted

Economy interrupted

🕔15:15, 6.Aug 2020

Macro / government bonds Core government bonds performed reasonably well last week with yields lower in most places. Backward looking economic news pointed to the interruption of economic activity between March and June. Data in the US (see chart of

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Investment style rotations: growth versus value

Investment style rotations: growth versus value

🕔15:10, 24.Jul 2020

Style rotations, where investors switch one type of investment style for another, are nothing new. At some point during most investment cycles different styles – such as growth, quality and value – will outperform at different points as investors rotate

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Climate Change Risk Management

Climate Change Risk Management

🕔07:57, 23.Jul 2020

Why climate change risk management is the hottest topic on the planet and how asset owners and asset managers should be responding. There is mounting evidence that rising levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are moving the world perilously close

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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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