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The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

The Effectiveness of Short-Selling Bans

🕔15:05, 15.May 2020

An Academic View As the COVID-19 virus continues to tighten its grip on the world – causing wide spread lockdowns and large-scale disruptions to global supply chains – governments, central banks, and regulators have been left with little choice but

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Beyond Mechanics: The Intersection of Securities Lending and ESG

Beyond Mechanics: The Intersection of Securities Lending and ESG

🕔14:20, 8.May 2020

 In early December 2019, one of the world’s largest pension funds announced that it “decided to suspend stock lending until further notice.” This is one example of a growing number of asset owners evaluating their securities lending practices due to

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The Realities of Rebalancing

The Realities of Rebalancing

🕔07:40, 30.Apr 2020

What is the Best Approach? Unfortunately, portfolio rebalancing is not a free lunch. And there is no ultimate rebalancing rule that applies universally. Investors with different goals and preferences …

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The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

🕔17:28, 24.Feb 2020

Insights ESG Growing fears around the threat of man-made climate change combined with the increasing attractiveness of renewable energy have led to a paradigm shift that is driving a steady transition towards renewables. Fossil fuels have been a mainstay of

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Emerging Market Debt in Charts — 2020 Outlook

Emerging Market Debt in Charts — 2020 Outlook

🕔06:41, 12.Feb 2020

Low yield in developed market bonds remains a key issue for investors. In this environment, we see the potential for stronger relative returns in emerging market debt, particularly local currency bonds. Heading into 2020, a mix of supportive factors could drive this asset class.

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2020 Vision: The Coming Era of Peak Fossil Fuels

2020 Vision: The Coming Era of Peak Fossil Fuels

🕔16:40, 10.Feb 2020

Carbon Tracker Initiative is an independent financial think tank that analyses the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Carbon Tracker has helped to popularise the terms “carbon bubble”, “unburnable

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The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

🕔16:46, 27.Jan 2020

Growing fears around the threat of man-made climate change combined with the increasing attractiveness of renewable energy have led to a paradigm shift that is driving a steady transition towards renewables.

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State Street Pulse Survey

State Street Pulse Survey

🕔06:51, 23.Jan 2020

Executive Summary The survey results are based on 102 responses from asset managers and asset owners. The firms represented are primarily large (more than $100 billion under management) and based in the United States. All respondents serve in investment management, investment

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Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

🕔14:59, 2.Jan 2020

There are a number of signs that over this past year, ESG investing is going mainstream. Investors have grown more sophisticated in understanding the challenges of ESG data, new regulation in Europe is propelling investors to seriously pursue climate-aware investing

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5G Calling: The Contrarian Case for European Communication Services

5G Calling: The Contrarian Case for European Communication Services

🕔09:08, 11.Nov 2019

Remind Me About 5G Communications Services was the largest change in sector classification late last year. The higher profile US sector stole the headlines, courtesy of several FAANG companies. The changes made by MSCI in their European Communications index, on

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Lower Drawdowns can Deliver Cumulative Value in a Market Trending Higher

Lower Drawdowns can Deliver Cumulative Value in a Market Trending Higher

🕔07:29, 4.Nov 2019

Despite the challenging trade environment, equity prices remain near their highest levels in a decade in both the US and Europe. Volatility has remained relatively low, despite intermittent spikes, leading to increasing investor concerns around equity price sensitivity to geopolitical

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Don’t Overpay to Be Defensive

Don’t Overpay to Be Defensive

🕔16:29, 29.Oct 2019

When defensive equity positions become more appealing, stocks that exhibit lower-risk attributes, including low beta stocks and stocks in traditionally defensive sectors, can become expensive. Risk measures are not sufficient to construct a defensive portfolio; valuation is also important, as

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Maintain Liquidity in a Volatile Environment

Maintain Liquidity in a Volatile Environment

🕔10:06, 23.Oct 2019

This year, a series of geopolitical shocks have hit business sentiment in an already aged expansion. However, these shocks have been tempered by an almost universal adoption of easier monetary and fiscal policies. On the US-China trade front, tensions have

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Preparing Portfolios for Late Cycle Dynamics

Preparing Portfolios for Late Cycle Dynamics

🕔18:40, 14.Oct 2019

After the late-2018 swoon in risk-asset prices, the early months of 2019 saw a sharp, steady rise in global equity prices, substantial declines in credit spreads, and lower global government bond yields. While concerns about slowing more aggressive Fed policies

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Global Retirement Reality Report Ireland Snapshot

Global Retirement Reality Report Ireland Snapshot

🕔11:40, 1.Oct 2019

In order to better understand the goals and challenges that plan sponsors face, we surveyed 195 plan sponsors in five markets: Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. The survey, conducted in conjunction with YouGov, covered

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Are fixed income ETFs: 1 Distorting the market?

Are fixed income ETFs: 1 Distorting the market?

🕔18:39, 16.Sep 2019

The fixed income ETF market is still relatively young — the first fixed income ETF launched in 2002. Only 10 years ago, assets under management in fixed income ETFs represented $48 billion and circa 1.9% of the global fixed income

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Look Beyond the Noise as Cycle Extends

Look Beyond the Noise as Cycle Extends

🕔18:25, 16.Sep 2019

As the current cycle extends beyond the recent historical experience, it is tempting to get caught up in the latest swing in sentiment, often driven by a partial data picture. Looking back over the past 12 months, we can see

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Bond Compass Navigating the Turn in Yields

Bond Compass Navigating the Turn in Yields

🕔18:21, 16.Sep 2019

The most notable change in investor behaviour occurred toward US Treasuries, where overall demand collapsed, driven primarily by selling in the intermediate part of the curve. This could show that investors are not fully convinced that the Fed is about

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Using a Quality Income Strategy in Today’s Business Climate

Using a Quality Income Strategy in Today’s Business Climate

🕔16:42, 10.Sep 2019

At State Street Global Advisors, our baseline call in 2019 was for investors to continue to favour US equities, based on supportive monetary and fiscal policy and a contained inflation outlook. We cautioned investors to beware of volatility, on expectations

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Finding Value in US Financials

Finding Value in US Financials

🕔13:27, 7.Aug 2019

Strategy Espresso Theme of the week: Finding Value in US Financials  What Rate Cut? On the day the Federal Reserve announced its first rate cut since 2008, the US Financials sector outperformed the S&P 500 despite what is traditionally assumed as a negative

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How do Central Banks Invest? Embracing Risk in Official Reserves

How do Central Banks Invest? Embracing Risk in Official Reserves

🕔18:00, 26.Jul 2019

This is an update to the 2017 SSGA study of central bank asset allocation.1 In contrast to the last study which focused on the allocation of excess reserves (i.e. the investment tranche) exclusively, this study reviews the entire reserve portfolio.

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Obligatie-ETF’s: Feiten vs. Fictie

Obligatie-ETF’s: Feiten vs. Fictie

🕔19:02, 2.Jul 2019

De markt van obligatie-ETF's is nog altijd relatief jong: de eerste obligatie-ETF werd gelanceerd in 2002. Pas 10 jaar geleden bedroeg het vermogen onder beheer (Asset Under Management, AUM) in obligatie-ETF's 48 miljard USD, goed voor ongeveer 1,9% van de

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OK, Sell in May…But What About Today? Investing in an Increasingly Volatile Market

OK, Sell in May…But What About Today? Investing in an Increasingly Volatile Market

🕔17:02, 4.Jun 2019

Strategy Espresso On 1 May, investors in US equities were celebrating. The S&P 500 had more than recovered all of the losses from last year’s Q4 sell-off to reach a new all-time high of 2,954. The CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”), widely accepted

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US vs. China: Trade War Looming, or Overstated Hysteria?

US vs. China: Trade War Looming, or Overstated Hysteria?

🕔15:02, 29.May 2019

Strategy Espresso “Full-Blown Trade War is Quickly Shifting from Risk to ‘Baseline’” read a Bloomberg headline on Thursday 23 May, as analysts and economists from multiple institutions began adjusting their assumptions regarding whether a trade deal between the US and

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EM Local Currency Debt: No Pain, No Gain

EM Local Currency Debt: No Pain, No Gain

🕔15:02, 20.May 2019

Strategy Espresso Regular readers of the Espresso will know that we have been positive on emerging market (EM) local currency debt for some time. Despite escalating trade tensions weighing on market sentiment, we believe this hurdle will be passed, and

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