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New opportunities in Chinese bonds

New opportunities in Chinese bonds

🕔20:34, 22.Apr 2019

China’s local-currency bond market is opening up to global investors. Scott explains the investing implications. China’s local-currency bond market is opening up to global investors. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index begins including yuan-denominated bonds this month, automatically adding exposure

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How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

🕔15:02, 22.Apr 2019

Introduction Hurricanes, typhoons, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events are causing record damage. Increasingly, climate change is impacting the economy and our daily lives and has come into focus as an existential threat to the world as we know

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Peak Profit Margins? A US Perspective

Peak Profit Margins? A US Perspective

🕔13:02, 22.Apr 2019

Over the last two decades, US corporate profit margins have surged and have contributed more than half of the excess return of equities relative to cash. Without that consistent expansion of margins, US equities would be 40% lower than they

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How green is your bond portfolio?

How green is your bond portfolio?

🕔07:29, 22.Apr 2019

Every April 22, millions of people celebrate Earth Day by finding ways to make more sustainable choices in their lives. If you’re one them, don’t forget to look at your bonds. In an effort to “reduce, reuse and recycle,” I

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Voeding: een gezond beleggingsthema

Voeding: een gezond beleggingsthema

🕔15:02, 20.Apr 2019

Digitalisering, individualisering, big data, etc.: allemaal actuele beleggingsthema’s. Maar heeft u ook oog voor het thema “voeding” binnen uw beleggingsportefeuille? Dit draagt bij aan een gezonde en toekomstbestendige beleggingsportefeuille.

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Does it matter if China gets old before it gets rich?

Does it matter if China gets old before it gets rich?

🕔15:02, 20.Apr 2019

It is well known that China faces an aging problem. The popular narrative has it that China surged up the growth league tables on the back of its giant population, reaping years of demographic dividends to become the world’s second

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Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

🕔15:02, 20.Apr 2019

Digging for a solution to the gold mining reserve crisis The gold industry finds itself at an inflection point between the recent era of cost out initiatives and balance sheet deleveraging, and an increasing need to focus on growth and

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Defensive solution to navigate (political) risks and volatility in a lowyield environment

Defensive solution to navigate (political) risks and volatility in a lowyield environment

🕔15:02, 19.Apr 2019

Absolute Return Low Vol Fixed Income Longer-lasting low interest rates, challenging liquidity conditions and abundant political risks demand for adapted solutions within the defensive fixed-income space Demographic trends in Europe are constraining growth prospects and the outlook for significantly higher

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Economic Modeling of Climate Risks

Economic Modeling of Climate Risks

🕔10:19, 19.Apr 2019

Climate change is a subject that has been largely addressed from both macroeconomic and energetic standpoints. Integration of climate variables and natural capital into the traditional economic framework can appear conflicting with the notion of infinitely growing economies exploiting finite

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With oil at $65, energy stocks look cheap

With oil at $65, energy stocks look cheap

🕔07:24, 19.Apr 2019

Despite being up 25% from December 2018 lows, Russ discusses the factors that remain supportive of the energy sector. With the S&P 500 Index up 15% year-to-date, it is no trivial thing to be “beating the market.” As a general

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Downsizing of private pension pillar

Downsizing of private pension pillar

🕔04:05, 19.Apr 2019

Given the demographic challenges, reliance on the PAYG system implies lower benefits for pensioners, a need to increase social contributions or retirement age in the future. As a decision is needed in a matter for decades rather than immediately, the

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This time it’s different

This time it’s different

🕔17:02, 18.Apr 2019

Fundamental Equities Outlook  Since the beginning of the year, global equity markets have staged a swift comeback, turning around the dismal performance of the final quarter of 2018. Year-to-date, the MSCI World is up almost 16% in US dollar terms

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From Brexit to Hexit…

From Brexit to Hexit…

🕔15:02, 18.Apr 2019

In Credit Core government bonds yields fell for much of the week only to revert higher on Friday owing to generally better global trade data from China indicating a recovery in exports to eurozone industrial production (-0.2% m/m versus -0.5%

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Food production that doesn’t cost the Earth

Food production that doesn’t cost the Earth

🕔13:11, 18.Apr 2019

Key points One-third of all food produced globally is destroyed Food trends are evolving as consumers assess their shopping habits The protein market could see radical change as clean technologies develop The impact of unsustainable food production has put the

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Impact Investing & Factor Beleggen

Impact Investing & Factor Beleggen

🕔13:02, 18.Apr 2019

Alpha Research, asset allocatie & fund selection & OpinioPro (professional investment publications databank) organiseerden een kennis event over Factor Beleggen & Smart Beta: active of passive met resultaten van haar analyse van Factor Investing publicaties van grote vermogensbeheerders en 381

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Why Today’s Economic Green Shoots Are Strongly Rooted

Why Today’s Economic Green Shoots Are Strongly Rooted

🕔12:00, 18.Apr 2019

Capital Market Line Quarterly Five-Year Forecast of Relative Risk and Return Across Asset Classes Another self-induced China slowdown with a global spillover is coming to an end. Also coming to an end seems to be Federal Reserve forward guidance, which

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A renewed spring in Europe’s step

A renewed spring in Europe’s step

🕔03:07, 18.Apr 2019

Macro and Market Perspectives We expect Europe to shake off its current soft patch later this year, getting a boost from China’s stimulus efforts and any resulting rebound in global manufacturing. If the global growth backdrop improves and one-off setbacks

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Tracking Asian exports

Tracking Asian exports

🕔03:01, 18.Apr 2019

Research & Strategy Insights Asia’s exports have witnessed rapid expansion over the past decades. Its share in world exports went from below 5% to the current 23%, second only to the Eurozone. Asia’s trade is not only important in a

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What do climate risks mean for your portfolios?

What do climate risks mean for your portfolios?

🕔18:06, 17.Apr 2019

Richard explains our latest tools for assessing climate-related risks to investment portfolios. Hurricanes. Floods. Wildfires. Heat waves. Extreme weather events–and climate-related risks–are increasingly becoming talk on the street. But until recently it has been difficult to pinpoint what such risks

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Card payments in Europe – current landscape and future prospects: a Eurosystem perspective

Card payments in Europe – current landscape and future prospects: a Eurosystem perspective

🕔15:21, 17.Apr 2019

The integration of the European retail payments markets has been going on for almost two decades. The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is now a reality for over 500 million citizens using uniform credit transfers and direct debits. In contrast,

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The Future of Bond Trading and Technology

The Future of Bond Trading and Technology

🕔15:03, 17.Apr 2019

Welcome to the third edition of the Bond Compass. This global, quarterly report leverages analysis from State Street Global Markets showing bond flows and holdings indicators from Q1 2019, taken from a data set that represents $10 trillion1 of assets.

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

🕔15:03, 17.Apr 2019

Central banks have used different types of forward guidance, where the forward guidance horizon is related to a state contingency, a calendar date or left open-ended. This paper reports cross-country evidence on the impact of these different types of forward

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China’s century? The economic giant’s next act

China’s century? The economic giant’s next act

🕔15:03, 17.Apr 2019

China is at a crossroads. After years of heady growth, it now faces a potent mix of external and internal challenges that threaten to curb its momentum. Its prospects will hinge on how well it responds to these challenges, on

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SPIVA® Europe Scorecard

SPIVA® Europe Scorecard

🕔13:02, 17.Apr 2019

S&P Dow Jones Indices has been the de facto scorekeeper of the ongoing active versus passive debate since the first publication of the S&P Indices Versus Active Funds (SPIVA) U.S. Scorecard in 2002. The SPIVA Europe Scorecard measures the performance

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

🕔06:01, 17.Apr 2019

We assess the impact of the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), the corporate arm of the ECBís quantitative easing, over its Örst year of activity (June 2016 ñ June 2017). Focusing on the primary bond market, we Önd evidence of

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