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Risks to a sustainable recovery

Risks to a sustainable recovery

🕔08:02, 1.May 2020

GAM Investments’ Michael Biggs says more clarity is needed on the outlook for global growth if risky assets such as EM FX are to rally in a sustainable way. The recent shock is disinflationary, however, and with central banks cutting

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The end of analysis?

The end of analysis?

🕔16:37, 30.Apr 2020

Julian Howard of GAM Investments examines the potential that markets now have to avoid fundamentals, even in times of coronavirus. We feel that markets have for some time now been largely ignoring fundamentals. This remains the case even as coronavirus

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Weekly Manager Views: Fixed Income

Weekly Manager Views: Fixed Income

🕔13:34, 24.Apr 2020

For emerging markets (EM) to do well, global markets require a growth rebound in Q3 or Q4. At a minimum, we would hope to see a peak in fatalities and new daily cases of the virus, followed by a clear

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How quickly can China recover from its Q1 growth shock?

How quickly can China recover from its Q1 growth shock?

🕔13:09, 24.Apr 2020

China’s first quarter growth has been predictably weak, but GAM Investments’ Rob Mumford believes the key question now centres around the pace of future growth. As expected China reported a very weak GDP of down -6.8% which was just a

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As the dust settles, convertible bonds look extremely attractive

As the dust settles, convertible bonds look extremely attractive

🕔11:38, 1.Apr 2020

The sizeable market dislocations of recent weeks have resulted in some anomalous valuations between the convertible and traditional bonds of quality companies. GAM Investments' Jonathan Stanford discusses why this presents a rare opportunity for investors. As we have seen multiple

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Portfolio Manager Perspectives Mark Dowding’s Global Macro Update

Portfolio Manager Perspectives Mark Dowding’s Global Macro Update

🕔10:56, 31.Dec 2019

Person of the Year 2020? Bolstered by election success, Conservatives dream of PM Boris being next year’s award winner. Global bond yields traded higher towards the end of this week as investors seized on constructive headlines pertaining to a China

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Outlook 2020: Key Events

Outlook 2020: Key Events

🕔17:03, 12.Dec 2019

We asked a number of our fund managers what they think will be the key events for their asset class in 2020 and their possible impacts. 

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Varps Remains Compelling

Varps Remains Compelling

🕔14:47, 23.Oct 2019

GAM Investments’ Tim Love reflects on the performance of his frontier market plays, Vietnam, Argentina, Romania, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia (VARPS) so far this year and discusses the investment opportunities and risks associated with these economies.

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Asia / China Growth Equities

Asia / China Growth Equities

🕔16:29, 15.Oct 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 9 October 2019 the speakers were Jian Shi Cortesi, who discussed her views on Asia and China equities, and Lars Jaeger, who emphasised the importance of ARP strategies being diversified.

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Are we experiencing a sputnik moment in information technology?

Are we experiencing a sputnik moment in information technology?

🕔12:37, 9.Oct 2019

The development of quantum computers could spark the technological revolution of the 21st century. GAM Systematic’s Dr Lars Jaeger explains why this is such a symbolic milestone, and considers their amazing problem-solving potential. The quantum computer – a term that

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Global markets q4 outlook: recession or resilience?

Global markets q4 outlook: recession or resilience?

🕔11:32, 9.Oct 2019

Over the final quarter of 2019, the tug of war between economic resilience and recession risk is likely to dominate market outcomes and asset allocation decision making. The asset allocation committee outlines its views below.  Over the past three months,

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Beyond Peak Passive

Beyond Peak Passive

🕔10:36, 26.Sep 2019

There is little doubt that over the last decade, investors with portfolios including indextracking strategies, have benefited from an environment in which cheap beta has thrived. However, GAM Investments’ Matthew Beesley questions whether the unrelenting appetite for passive investing could

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Fortress America

Fortress America

🕔15:28, 18.Sep 2019

The US economy, currency and equity markets are notably robust due to structural inheritance factors as well as the unique way its economic institutions and boardrooms are run. GAM Investments’ Julian Howard examines how these advantages allow the US to

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Cycling into Emerging Market Sovereigns

Cycling into Emerging Market Sovereigns

🕔07:36, 18.Sep 2019

Bond yields have nose-dived once more this summer in light of renewed geopolitical tensions and a decelerating global economy. GAM Investments’ Bogdan Manescu believes that fixed income investors can still find value and attractive yields in emerging market (EM) sovereign,

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Japan: Similar but not the same

Japan: Similar but not the same

🕔18:01, 17.Sep 2019

Contrary to popular misconception, the Japanese equity market is vibrant and appears compellingly attractive in valuation terms. GAM Investments’ Ernst Glanzmann and Reiko Mito explain why they are looking forward to the months and years ahead with considerable optimism.

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It Takes a Strong Woman to Stand Up to a Bully

It Takes a Strong Woman to Stand Up to a Bully

🕔17:06, 9.Sep 2019

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives Trump a firm ‘no’ as he tries to buy Greenland, despite his lack of ‘green’ credentials. Following the market turbulence in the first half of August, financial markets had a quieter week. Volatility indicators,

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Lower rates for longer

Lower rates for longer

🕔07:50, 3.Sep 2019

Dovish guidance from the European Central Bank (ECB) has erased the prospect of higher rates in the foreseeable future and led to significant repricing of bank equities on consensus earnings downgrades. Romain Miginiac, Credit Analyst at Atlanticomnium, explains why the

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Lower rates for longer

Lower rates for longer

🕔18:33, 22.Aug 2019

Dovish guidance from the European Central Bank (ECB) has erased the prospect of higher rates in the foreseeable future and led to significant repricing of bank equities on consensus earnings downgrades. Romain Miginiac, Credit Analyst at Atlanticomnium, explains why the

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Rise Of The Megatrends

Rise Of The Megatrends

🕔17:28, 22.Aug 2019

For active fund managers, outperforming stock markets, particularly in the US, can be challenging. GAM Investments’ Julian Howard believes one way investors might realistically outperform equity markets going forward is by accessing three structural growth ‘megatrends’: technology, sustainability and emerging

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Jobs aren’t enough

Jobs aren’t enough

🕔17:09, 22.Aug 2019

US unemployment has fallen to historic lows and job creation remains robust. GAM Investments’ Larry Hatheway considers what is behind this jobs phenomenon and its longer-term economic implications.

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Emerging Market Debt Update

Emerging Market Debt Update

🕔09:02, 27.May 2019

Investors turn to social media for tariff-truce updates ahead of a presidential in-person meeting at the G20 in June. Financial market participants spent much of the week monitoring the Twitter account of the US President in an attempt to decipher

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Bitcoin Rally: Testament to Irrationality?

Bitcoin Rally: Testament to Irrationality?

🕔09:02, 27.May 2019

When digital currencies act as safe-havens, we can’t help but think markets might be having a moment of madness. In Europe, comments from Salvini hurt the BTP market at a time when risk assets were already under some pressure. In

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Financial implications of climate-related risks

Financial implications of climate-related risks

🕔11:02, 20.May 2019

Climate change has already begun to impact the world’s inhabitants, ecosystems, economies and capital markets, and it will continue to pose a material threat in the future unless meaningful intervention takes place. Meaningful intervention could slow and potentially even reverse

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Emerging Market Debt Update

Emerging Market Debt Update

🕔13:02, 22.Feb 2019

Growth Fears Temper the Rally The rally in emerging market (EM) assets paused this week as disappointing European data and mounting evidence of a slowdown in global capital expenditures stoked investors’ fears around the resiliency of the current expansion. Oil

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Global Macro Update

Global Macro Update

🕔13:02, 22.Feb 2019

Notes from a Region of Depressed Expectations Paltry data and frustrations in Brussels make for a dreary eurozone outlook, although US/China trade talks provide some hope for markets.

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