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The wall of worry only gets higher

The wall of worry only gets higher

🕔07:54, 13.Oct 2021

Multi Asset Quarterly: Economic outlook The economic normalization continues, although at an uneven pace following the long Covid-related shutdowns. Further severe lockdowns look unlikely in most Western countries. Supply chain bottlenecks are blurring the near-term macro visibility. Inflation numbers have risen

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Exploring the links between ESG supervision and performance

Exploring the links between ESG supervision and performance

🕔15:23, 23.Sep 2021

How do companies oversee the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of their business and manage the associated risks? Different companies take different approaches. Some have board-level committees fully devoted to ESG and sustainability supervision; others integrate ESG oversight into

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Chinese growth worries look overdone

Chinese growth worries look overdone

🕔11:14, 23.Aug 2021

Emerging market assets continued to underperform in a week filled with geopolitical upheaval. Low vaccination rates and increasing policy tightening in the emerging world are a source of concern. The market is also worried about Chinese growth prospects, although we

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When consensus becomes a pain trade

When consensus becomes a pain trade

🕔15:52, 6.Aug 2021

The economic normalization process is well under way, notwithstanding a flare-up in new coronavirus cases. The return to normality is most evident in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. Inflation numbers have risen sharply, but we see this

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Fed in a balancing act

Fed in a balancing act

🕔10:16, 13.Jul 2021

The economic normalization process is well under way in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. Inflation numbers and expectations have risen sharply, but we see this as transitory. During the June FOMC meeting, the Fed made a hawkish

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Digest and rebalance

Digest and rebalance

🕔16:32, 11.Jun 2021

Macro data are increasingly heralding the start of the economic normalization process in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. In the US more infrastructure spending has been announced. Inflation numbers and expectations have risen, but we see this

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Digest and rebalance

Digest and rebalance

🕔10:15, 7.Jun 2021

Multi Asset Monthly: Macro data are increasingly heralding the start of the economic normalization process in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. In the US more infrastructure spending has been announced. Inflation numbers and expectations have risen, but

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Commodities: Power for the future

Commodities: Power for the future

🕔15:00, 15.Apr 2021

Commodities returns have been lacklustre for a long time, and many investors have divested from the asset class. In this report, we put the spotlight on commodities, which are poised to become an invaluable component in the investor’s portfolio. There are numerous …

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Outlook 2021 Back to a new future

Outlook 2021 Back to a new future

🕔16:50, 1.Feb 2021

Conditions changed irrevocably in 2020. Governments and businesses piled up debt, interest rates fell and central banks became more lenient regarding inflation. A new US president may end a populist chapter in the nation’s history. The global economy, political landscape

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Risky assets receive a shot in the arm

Risky assets receive a shot in the arm

🕔11:12, 11.Dec 2020

Multi Asset Monthly – Global Strategy Economic outlook A renewed surge in detected virus cases has led several, mainly European, governments to take additional measures to restrict mobility and to impose soft lockdowns. This has impacted the path of the

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How replicating early reporters can strengthen returns

How replicating early reporters can strengthen returns

🕔12:46, 17.Nov 2020

Before researching whether we can use this outperformance to strengthen our Alternative Beta strategy, we first assessed whether the differences in "performance might result from composition biases between the Flash and Final update."

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Four stages of impact reporting

Four stages of impact reporting

🕔09:17, 15.Sep 2020

Our impact equity strategies seek out companies that are actively and deliberately making the world a better place To aid in this, we have defined four stages of impact reporting: SDG contribution, quantity of impact, quality of impact, and true

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Hydrogen: the missing link

Hydrogen: the missing link

🕔07:52, 16.Jul 2020

The European Commission has introduced the “Green Deal”, a plan to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050. Hydrogen plays an important role in the plan. On 10 June, the German government announced its hydrogen strategy, a plan that …

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Beleggen onder het nieuwe pensioenakkoord – welke wijzigingen staan u te wachten?

Beleggen onder het nieuwe pensioenakkoord – welke wijzigingen staan u te wachten?

🕔15:08, 25.Jun 2020

Minister Koolmees en de onderhandelaars namens de sociale partners zijn het eens geworden over de uitwerking van belangrijke details van het pensioenakkoord. De veranderingen zijn niet gering en hebben grote gevolgen voor zowel de uitvoering als het beleggingsbeleid. Aan de

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A back-to-business rally

A back-to-business rally

🕔11:17, 8.Jun 2020

Multi Asset Monthly  With economies gradually reopening, the worst of the drop in growth seems to be behind us, even if the rebound in consumption is lagging behind the bounce in industrial production. The shape of the recovery still remains

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Assessing the shape of the recovery

Assessing the shape of the recovery

🕔09:40, 11.May 2020

Multi Asset Monthly  The outlook looks binary and will depend on developments in the Covid-19 data (second wave or vaccine) and the effectiveness of policy measures implemented to prevent permanent damage to the economy. In the best-case scenario, this could

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The Corona crash

The Corona crash

🕔09:37, 6.Apr 2020

Multi Asset Monthly Global Strategy  Market Review The spread of the coronavirus outside China wreaked havoc on financial markets in March Risky assets suffered one of their worst monthly performances; safe assets offered only limited protection  

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A Black Swan Named Corona

A Black Swan Named Corona

🕔13:01, 11.Mar 2020

Economic Outlook At a time that macro data were indicating a bottoming in the growth picture, helped by the trade truce and recovering manufacturing sentiment, the outbreak and subsequent globalization of the coronavirus created new uncertainty about the shape of

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Coronavirus outbreak Impact for economy and financial markets

Coronavirus outbreak Impact for economy and financial markets

🕔14:03, 10.Mar 2020

A roadmap for assessing the impact of covid-19 Momentum heading into shock DM domestic demand momentum disappointing in Q4 Business confidence on moderate uptrend early Q1 Labour markets remained pretty resilient size/ duration/ dispersion shock, i.e. the Big Unknown  

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The future is impact

The future is impact

🕔17:24, 9.Mar 2020

A survey and insights on the state of impact investing in the Nordics  n the Nordic countries, focusing on sustainability and ESG integration has become an increasingly important element of investing and the region is known for its advanced approach

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Bulls infected by a virus

Bulls infected by a virus

🕔14:36, 6.Mar 2020

Multi Asset Monthly Global Strategy The trade truce and the stabilization in manufacturing data have reduced recession risks, but it is still too early to give an all-clear signal. How much damage business confidence has already suffered remains a question,

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The future is impact

The future is impact

🕔17:21, 24.Feb 2020

A survey and insights on the state of impact investing in the Nordics In the Nordic countries, focusing on sustainability and ESG integration has become an increasingly important element of investing and the region is known for its advanced approach

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Tiptoeing into risky assets

Tiptoeing into risky assets

🕔16:52, 24.Feb 2020

Multi Asset Monthly  Economic Outlook Although the trade truce and the recent stabilization in manufacturing data have reduced recession risks, it is still too early to give an all-clear signal. Tail risks may have been reduced, but they have not

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Bulls infected by a virus

Bulls infected by a virus

🕔14:38, 18.Feb 2020

Multi Asset Monthly Economic Outlook The trade truce and the stabilization in manufacturing data have reduced recession risks, but it is still too early to give an all-clear signal. How much damage business confidence has already suffered remains a question,

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Why invest in European ABS?

Why invest in European ABS?

🕔17:11, 20.Jan 2020

FocusPoint In the current low-yield environment, European fixed income investors need to look to alternative asset categories to increase the yield of their portfolios. Given the current stage of the credit cycle, though, they generally have no desire to increase

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Tiptoeing into risky assets

Tiptoeing into risky assets

🕔17:37, 13.Jan 2020

Multi Asset Monthly  Economic Outlook Although the trade truce and the recent stabilization in manufacturing data have reduced recession risks, it is still too early to give an all-clear signal. Tail risks may have been reduced, but they have not

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10 years after the Bitcoin Big Bang: the evolution of the cryptocurrency universe

10 years after the Bitcoin Big Bang: the evolution of the cryptocurrency universe

🕔16:00, 27.Nov 2019

Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology have made great strides, resulting in significant investor interest. Still, the technologies are not well understood and the investment landscape remains underexplored. In this Mindscope, we investigate

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Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

🕔09:47, 22.Nov 2019

Fiscal policy: a game changer for markets in 2020? The challenges facing the global economy have only become more pronounced during 2019. On the political side, trade tensions have continued to simmer throughout the year, and the threat of a

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Factor investing in corporate bonds: from empirical research to investment practice

Factor investing in corporate bonds: from empirical research to investment practice

🕔18:47, 18.Nov 2019

Four factors – value, carry, momentum and low risk – provide attractive risk-adjusted returns in the investment grade corporate bond market. Their outperformance cannot be explained by traditional risk-return drivers such as the term and default premium. Transaction costs can

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Nearing the top of the wall of worries?

Nearing the top of the wall of worries?

🕔07:27, 11.Nov 2019

Highlights The trade war did not escalate further in October. It is too early to assess the damage that has already been inflicted on the economy. Whether we will witness a recession or not will depend on the resilience of

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Investing in a healthier society

Investing in a healthier society

🕔17:04, 24.Sep 2019

Making healthcare accessible and affordable Rapidly rising healthcare costs pose big challenges for the world’s societies and economies Innovative companies are finding ways to make medical treatment accessible and affordable NN Investment Partners seeks whose activities help make sure the

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Rising recession risks

Rising recession risks

🕔18:28, 23.Sep 2019

With the trade war escalating, the risk that the conflict will further dampen business confidence and capex is increasing. Whether this will lead to an outright recession will depend on the resilience of the consumer, who has so far been

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Multi Asset Monthly – August Agony

Multi Asset Monthly – August Agony

🕔11:37, 12.Aug 2019

Market Outlook – The market remains in a tug of war between political challenges (trade tensions, Brexit, geopolitics) and monetary policy coming to the rescue. In the absence of central bank meetings in August, investors may refocus on macroeconomic and

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August agony

August agony

🕔10:57, 9.Aug 2019

Multi Asset Monthly With the US threatening to increase tariffs on an additional USD 100 billion of Chinese imports from 1 September, there is a considerable risk that this increased uncertainty will dampen business confidence and capex spending. To the

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Don’t fight the Fed

Don’t fight the Fed

🕔15:02, 5.Jul 2019

Multi Asset Monthly Despite the trade truce between the US and China concluded during the G20, there is still a considerable risk that the lingering uncertainty will continue to dampen business confidence and capex spending. To the extent that this

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Multi Asset Monthly

Multi Asset Monthly

🕔15:00, 21.Jun 2019

Economic Outlook At the start of May, the global economy seemed to be on course for a renewed global growth acceleration. Since then, however, trade risks have flared up again and there is considerable risk that the concomitant uncertainty will

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Dividendbeleggen in de eurozone voegt al 20 jaar waarde toe

Dividendbeleggen in de eurozone voegt al 20 jaar waarde toe

🕔15:03, 2.Jun 2019

Nicolas Simar beheert het NN (L) Euro High Dividend al sinds de oprichting in 1999. Hij heeft het fonds door de internetzeepbel, de Europese schuldencrisis en onconventioneel monetair beleid geleid. Het fonds bleef trouw aan haar eigen beleggingsstijl in de

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Bigger and better impact universe

Bigger and better impact universe

🕔15:02, 4.May 2019

Almost 3,000 listed positive impact stocks in our universe Recent proprietary research has revealed that there are a surprisingly large number of stocks with a positive impact – almost 3,000 out of the 15,000 in our chosen universe (the CS

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A closer look at swap spreads and their significance – past, present and future

A closer look at swap spreads and their significance – past, present and future

🕔15:02, 30.Mar 2019

Clients regularly ask us why interest rates are so low and why differences in compensation between categories of fixed-income securities are so large. One example is the atypically high yield difference between interest-rate swaps and German government bonds – the

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Dag Eonia en Euribor, hallo ESTER; bent u voorbereid?

Dag Eonia en Euribor, hallo ESTER; bent u voorbereid?

🕔14:06, 28.Mar 2019

Sinds de introductie van de Euro zijn de rentebenchmarks Euribor1 en Eonia2 onlosmakelijk verbonden met de financiële markten. Deze rentes vormen de basis van biljoenen Euro’s aan transacties voor vele financiële producten en spelen een belangrijke rol bij balansbeheer van

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Driving in poor visibility

Driving in poor visibility

🕔15:02, 21.Mar 2019

Weekly Houseview Market visibility is obscured by inconclusive macroeconomic data, seasonal effects and polical uncertaines, yet risky assets are maintaining this year’s posive trend. 

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Our Brexit scenarios and market impact: just 10 days to go?

Our Brexit scenarios and market impact: just 10 days to go?

🕔14:02, 20.Mar 2019

A third vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement appears to be off the table We analyse two potential scenarios and their likely market impacts A long extension looks most likely, but the risk of a no-deal Brexit still looms

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Responsible Investing Report 2018

Responsible Investing Report 2018

🕔14:01, 14.Mar 2019

I am pleased to be writing this foreword to NN Investment Partners’ annual responsible investing report. It has been more than 20 years since we started integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into our investment processes and launched our

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Positieve vooruitzichten voor EMD

Positieve vooruitzichten voor EMD

🕔11:02, 1.Feb 2019

MaandJournaal  Binnen EMD HC hebben we ook een voorkeur voor Frontier Market Debt (FMD). Dit zijn leningen van landen die aan het begin van hun ontwikkeling staan en nog sterk kunnen groeien. In tegenstelling tot wat veel mensen denken, is

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Investment View

Investment View

🕔09:04, 26.Jan 2019

NN Investment Partners verwacht voor 2019 aandelenrendementen van 5%-7% NN Investment Partners verwacht een afnemende, maar positieve wereldwijde winstgroei Lage waarderingen en sterke risicoaversie zijn gunstig voor de markt

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Investment View

Investment View

🕔09:04, 26.Jan 2019

NN Investment Partners verwacht voor 2019 aandelenrendementen van 5%-7% NN Investment Partners verwacht een afnemende, maar positieve wereldwijde winstgroei Lage waarderingen en sterke risicoaversie zijn gunstig voor de markt

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Beleggingsexperts delen hun voornemens voor 2019

Beleggingsexperts delen hun voornemens voor 2019

🕔16:04, 21.Jan 2019

Investment View In 2018 zagen we in bijna alle beleggingscategorieën het rendement dalen en de volatiliteit het gehele jaar door toenemen, met name als gevolg van politieke gebeurtenissen wereldwijd. Gezien de goedkopere waarderingen en onze constructieve vooruitzichten voor de handelsspanningen

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The final countdown

The final countdown

🕔13:02, 12.Jan 2019

CIO Thoughts: Autumn fog Even though we still have one month to go we can already conclude that 2018 has not been an easy year for financial markets. Equity markets have been struggling while credit spreads have widened. In both

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Handle with care

Handle with care

🕔11:02, 10.Jan 2019

House View Financial markets have been in turmoil during the past couple of weeks. Disappointing macro data, further downward corrections to corporate earnings expectations, rising political tensions on US-China trade policy and the US government shutdown, and policy communication hinting

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Sanitaire- en drinkwatervoorzieningen: een verborgen parel voor investeerders

Sanitaire- en drinkwatervoorzieningen: een verborgen parel voor investeerders

🕔09:03, 26.Dec 2018

Investment View Investeren in sanitaire- en drinkwatervoorzieningen biedt mogelijkheden voor beleggers om een positieve impact te hebben én aantrekkelijke rendementen te realiseren NN Investment Partners belegt in bedrijven met sterke innovatieve businessmodellen die zich richten op transformerende oplossingen voor maatschappelijke

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