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European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

🕔11:30, 23.Sep 2020

While ETFs have been available in Europe since 2000, in the 10 years following the Global Financial Crisis we have seen a boom in ETF asset growth. Over this period, ETFs in Europe have seen a compounded annual growth rate

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The Future is Open

The Future is Open

🕔15:07, 18.Sep 2020

Our clients are constantly grappling with market uncertainty, shrinking margins, changing regulatory requirements and a fast- changing technology landscape. As a result, their investment …

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US Elections: Investing Amid Political Risk

US Elections: Investing Amid Political Risk

🕔12:46, 11.Sep 2020

Key points Polls suggest the general mood in the US is gloomy and the electorate disapproving Trump on many key election issues, according to RealClearPolitics. Media sentiment suggests that Trump is losing ground against Biden both in the entire country

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Making Sense of the Extreme Relationship Between Value and Sentiment

Making Sense of the Extreme Relationship Between Value and Sentiment

🕔10:07, 2.Sep 2020

Insights Active Quantitative Equity (AQE) There’s a lot of disagreement in the market right now about what is cheap, and what has positive market sentiment. These themes represent important complementary characteristics that we look for when building equity portfolios. When

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An Overview of Low Volatility Strategies

An Overview of Low Volatility Strategies

🕔13:32, 28.Aug 2020

Smart Beta strategies, such as low volatility, can allow investors to modify their portfolios to better reflect their ongoing return-risk appetite in their strategic allocation. It is possible to build defensiveness into portfolios, while maintaining a degree of upside potential,

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The Relay Recovery

The Relay Recovery

🕔12:50, 18.Aug 2020

Since our Global Market Outlook update in April, shock waves from the COVID-19 crisis have continued to flow through global markets, economies, and societies. As we look forward to the remainder of the year, uncertainty abounds. Equity prices seem thoroughly

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The Shifting Role of Bonds

The Shifting Role of Bonds

🕔08:02, 11.Aug 2020

State Street Associates | Current Trends In its simplest form, asset allocation might be viewed as the choice between stocks, bonds, and cash. Stocks offer an engine for growth. Cash provides safety. The role of bonds, however …

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Pandemic, No Panic: Evidence from Institutional Investor flows

Pandemic, No Panic: Evidence from Institutional Investor flows

🕔15:30, 7.Aug 2020

Sovereign wealth funds are often referred to as “rainy-day funds”, pools of cash that their government owners can draw upon in times of economic need. It is hard to imagine a rainier day or a greater …

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Bond Compass Balancing Risk, Searching for Yield

Bond Compass Balancing Risk, Searching for Yield

🕔12:57, 27.Jul 2020

State Street Global Advisors has identified the key considerations for investors in the coming quarter, and how markets can be navigated using SPDR ETFs. We remain positive on emerging market debt (EMD). While EMD has recently risen,less developed markets have

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Sector Rotation: Can the Approach Work in Different Countries?

Sector Rotation: Can the Approach Work in Different Countries?

🕔15:41, 3.Jul 2020

Research on sector rotation, which is a popular tactical asset allocation technique, often centres on using price momentum as the sole criterion to identify outperforming sectors. The aim here  …

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Fixed Income Investing — Shift to Indexing Accelerates

Fixed Income Investing — Shift to Indexing Accelerates

🕔09:40, 5.Jun 2020

The volatility experienced on global fixed income markets in the first quarter, amid massive uncertainty emanating from the COVID-19 outbreak, has resulted in a changed landscape. Return-seeking investors are increasingly challenging the approaches they’ve used in the past. With sovereign

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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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