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Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

🕔09:37, 21.Sep 2020

The European real-estate debt market has changed dramatically since the Global Financial Crisis, with bank lending activity – constrained by regulatory capital and oversight – creating a structural opportunity for non-bank lenders to exploit. As such, we believe European commercial

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Climate Change and Credit Risk

Climate Change and Credit Risk

🕔17:27, 18.Sep 2020

An EDHEC-Risk Institute Working Paper As climate change and global warming are addressed by tougher regulation by governments (especially in the form of carbon pricing mechanisms), new emerging technologies, and shifts in consumer behaviors, global investors are increasingly concerned with

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Grappling with the New Reality of Zero Bond Yields Virtually Everywhere

Grappling with the New Reality of Zero Bond Yields Virtually Everywhere

🕔15:02, 18.Sep 2020

It is now a reality that long-term bond yields are at or near zero in the US and virtually everywhere. There are so many implications of this that it takes some time to recognize and absorb them all and then

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Working Paper Climate Change Investment Framework

Working Paper Climate Change Investment Framework

🕔13:24, 14.Sep 2020

This paper presents a simple holistic approach to build climate risk-resilient investment portfolios based on the three key objectives of the Paris Agreement: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, alignment of financial flows with a low-carbon, climate resilient pathway. We

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Grindin’ Higher

Grindin’ Higher

🕔11:31, 14.Sep 2020

August 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report • A surge in volatility in late-July trickled into August and subsequently drove annualized volatility up to an intramonth high of 60% on August 25, in addition to a +53% jump MoM in volume traded.

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What are the benefits of a long-short approach?

What are the benefits of a long-short approach?

🕔07:45, 14.Sep 2020

As investors, equities represent a crucial driver of long-term capital appreciation. However, equity markets can go through periods of high volatility and not always deliver the expected positive returns. For investors seeking this equity exposure but looking for a …

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Real estate’s role as an inflation hedge in a post-COVID world

Real estate’s role as an inflation hedge in a post-COVID world

🕔13:22, 10.Sep 2020

The Federal Reserve's recent Jackson Hole Symposium has renewed attention on inflation in light of the unprecedented global fiscal and monetary policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic If inflation exceeds capital market expectations, risk assets could underperform. As such, investors

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Alternatives in 2020

Alternatives in 2020

🕔17:41, 4.Sep 2020

Alternatives AUM exceeds $10tn milestone amid challenging market conditions The alternatives industry has just set a new record: global assets under management (AUM) have surged to $10.31tn. We’re now well on our way to meeting Preqin’s 2018 forecast of $14tn

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Family Offices Investing in Venture Capital

Family Offices Investing in Venture Capital

🕔11:26, 2.Sep 2020

Family offices (FOs) around the world continue to be optimistic about investing in venture capital. This report examines how FOs are taking advantage of investment opportunities in venture. It explores …

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Family Offices: Global Landscape and Key Trends

Family Offices: Global Landscape and Key Trends

🕔16:18, 28.Aug 2020

Provide a macro overview of Family Offices and global trends within the industry Offer key learnings from selected best in class family offices

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Dollar Weakness Helps Gold To All-Time Highs

Dollar Weakness Helps Gold To All-Time Highs

🕔11:23, 27.Aug 2020

Gold Passes Two Important Sign-Posts The gold bull market passed two important sign-posts in July. The strength of the market is impressive as it blew through $1,800 and the all-time high of $1,921. These prices had been major technical resistance

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Valuing Bitcoin

Valuing Bitcoin

🕔14:45, 24.Aug 2020

“It’s an insurance policy in case inflation comes back again as it did in the 1970s. I would say that if that’s a sensible thing to do, then, certainly to have 1 to 2% of your assets in Bitcoin makes

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Economic Outlook: Riding the COVIDCoaster

Economic Outlook: Riding the COVIDCoaster

🕔08:01, 24.Aug 2020

COVID-19 maintains its grip on the global economy …

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Money Monitor: July 2020

Money Monitor: July 2020

🕔09:24, 17.Aug 2020

The Covid-19 crisis prompted huge monetary stimulus measures from the world’s central banks, and governments are still implementing major plans to help reignite economic growth. Gold prices rose further in …

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Re-examining Diversification: 20/20 Perspective

Re-examining Diversification: 20/20 Perspective

🕔15:08, 7.Aug 2020

Over the past year, diversification has faced two very different challenges. On the one hand, as stocks—and U.S. stocks in particular—continued to rally during 2019, we observed a growing undercurrent of …

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Gold mid-year outlook 2020

Gold mid-year outlook 2020

🕔11:38, 7.Aug 2020

Recovery paths and impact on performance The Investors have embraced gold in 2020 as a key portfolio hedging strategy. Looking ahead, expectations for a faster recovery (V-shaped) from COVID-19 are shifting towards slower recovery (U-shaped), or potential setbacks from additional

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European Fund Industry Review—H1 2020

European Fund Industry Review—H1 2020

🕔13:19, 6.Aug 2020

The European fund industry faced estimated net inflows in H1 2020. The overall fund flows for mutual funds in Europe amounted to estimated net inflows of €123.0 bn for H1 2020. • Money market funds (+€152.5 bn) were the best-selling

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Krimpende publieke aandelenmarkten: de rol van lage rentes en de aandelenrisicopremie

Krimpende publieke aandelenmarkten: de rol van lage rentes en de aandelenrisicopremie

🕔07:40, 28.Jul 2020

De omvang van publieke aandelenmarkten is in veel ontwikkelde economieën sinds de start van dit millennium gestagneerd of zelfs afgenomen. Zo is volgens gegevens van de Wereldbank (2020) het aantal beursgenoteerde bedrijven in de VS tussen 2000 en 2018 bijna

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Korte termijn financiële weerbaarheid van huishoudens

Korte termijn financiële weerbaarheid van huishoudens

🕔12:55, 21.Jul 2020

De coronacrisis stelt de financiële weerbaarheid van huishoudens op de proef. Hoewel de precieze reikwijdte, duur en diepte van deze lopende crisis op dit moment onduidelijk zijn, is het wel zeker dat veel huishoudens tijdens de zogeheten lockdown en de

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Mutual Funds available to the Dutch retail market

Mutual Funds available to the Dutch retail market

🕔13:16, 20.Jul 2020

Methodology –Asset Class Overview For each asset class we present an overview of some key data to provide better insights in the asset class. On the left we show information on the number of funds in the asset class, the

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Observations driving our outlook

Observations driving our outlook

🕔15:34, 17.Jul 2020

2020 Real Assets Outlook Coronavirus… The ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the global economy has dramatically altered our outlook on inflation, risk and asset class returns. Going into 2020, valuations for many risk assets were rich and expected returns were

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Finding certainty in uncertain times

Finding certainty in uncertain times

🕔15:24, 17.Jul 2020

LCP pensions de-risking report: Buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity swaps 2019 was a remarkable year with buy-in and buy-out volumes in the UK hitting a record £43.8bn. This followed on the heels of 2018 which itself was an exceptional year reaching

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Factor Investing Has Changed

Factor Investing Has Changed

🕔15:23, 17.Jul 2020

How the Bond Market Impacts Equity Factor Investing Markets have reached a 140-year low in U.S. interest rates. The collapse of rates since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has altered the nature of factor investing. Factor returns have been affected

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Virus curve flattening, markets stabilizing, slow recovery

Virus curve flattening, markets stabilizing, slow recovery

🕔15:03, 17.Jul 2020

Global Macro Outlook Behavioral changes slowing growth over the coming quarters Household sector – Increase in precautionary savings for households, similar to what we saw after the Great Depression in the 1930s – More space between seats at restaurants, cinemas,

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Bank dividend bans: Three market implications

Bank dividend bans: Three market implications

🕔15:03, 17.Jul 2020

Regulators in the UK and Europe have introduced a de-facto ban on bank dividends. The rationale for this is that banks provide a critical part of the monetary transmission mechanism. Regulators want to ensure that banks don’t compromise their ability

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