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Coronavirus: How ESG scores signalled resilience in the Q1 market downturn

Coronavirus: How ESG scores signalled resilience in the Q1 market downturn

🕔08:37, 9.Apr 2020

The growth of responsible investment over the past decade has largely coincided with the longest stock market bull-run in history. This has meant that we have not been able to observe how companies with different environmental, social and governance (ESG)

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Normative judgments

Normative judgments

🕔07:41, 9.Apr 2020

How assessing norm violations in a portfolio context could help avoid risks. The most prominent norm violations typically relate to breaches in human rights, environmental responsibility and business ethics. The sectors most prone to norm violations are energy, consumer staples

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Some things never change

Some things never change

🕔17:06, 8.Apr 2020

In many ways, life has changed so much in recent weeks. Our usual routines suddenly seem distant memories. In other ways though, some practices haven’t changed at all. The ongoing management of our portfolios and two key components which underpin

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What is ‘helicopter money’ and is it a good idea?

What is ‘helicopter money’ and is it a good idea?

🕔15:31, 8.Apr 2020

With debate increasing over whether “helicopter money” could help tackle the global economic crisis, we asked Schroders’ chief economist Keith Wade about the tactics of governments. Modern monetary theory (MMT) argues that, rather than central banks printing money to buy

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Indian Equity Market: Navigating With Prudence and Simplicity

Indian Equity Market: Navigating With Prudence and Simplicity

🕔14:36, 8.Apr 2020

The Indian equity market has not been immune to indiscriminate selling due to coronavirus pandemic fears. But while headwinds have picked up for Indian equities in line with global peers, as long-term investors in India, we believe the market continues

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Leading in Uncertain Times

Leading in Uncertain Times

🕔13:37, 8.Apr 2020

As we face the serious and stressful challenge of the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis, we are forced to conduct business in unfamiliar ways. Prime among these is that we are working from home, where we must adapt to social distancing, new

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China: A Gradual Recovery Underway

China: A Gradual Recovery Underway

🕔12:45, 8.Apr 2020

Going into 2020, we expected China’s economy to modestly decelerate from the 6.1% pace of growth in 2019, but to cyclically improve as headwinds from the US-China trade war subsided. The coronavirus outbreak presented a signicant exogenous shock to China’s

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Three things to know about ETF premiums and discounts

Three things to know about ETF premiums and discounts

🕔11:51, 8.Apr 2020

During the recent market volatility, we’ve received questions about premiums and discounts in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), particularly bond ETFs. Our take is that the recent market dislocations amount to another “stress test” that ETFs have so far been passing with

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Containment measures tightened for asymptomatic infections in China

Containment measures tightened for asymptomatic infections in China

🕔10:55, 8.Apr 2020

Daily Pulse Check (April 1)  I. COVID-19 update Overseas: 857k cumulative cases worldwide as of Mar 31 (+75k cases DoD). New cases in the US exceeded 20k. New …

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COVID-19: The tug of war begins

COVID-19: The tug of war begins

🕔10:00, 8.Apr 2020

Spotlight While the humanitarian crisis continues unabated in many regions of the world, April should begin to see some respite in terms of infections starting first in Italy and hopefully continuing into other areas of continental Europe as well. As

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Navigating the storm

Navigating the storm

🕔09:00, 8.Apr 2020

Macro Quarterly Macroeconomic themes and tactical asset allocation opportunities The spread of the coronavirus outside of China, oil price collapse and sharp tightening of financial conditions have put the global economy on the brink of recession. Whether or not the

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Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20

Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20

🕔08:04, 8.Apr 2020

As the COVID-19 virus spread around the world, sending markets into turmoil, our Asset Allocation Committee (“the AAC” or “the Committee”) met by video conference because governments were telling citizens not to leave their homes. These are extraordinary circumstances, and

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3 observations amid the COVID-19 crisis

3 observations amid the COVID-19 crisis

🕔07:47, 8.Apr 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic is testing all aspects of everyday life. Jeff Shen discusses how his team are using human and machine-mined insights to assess the landscape and look ahead. These are unusual times, to say the least. Few in

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Tectonic shift to sustainable investing

Tectonic shift to sustainable investing

🕔16:48, 7.Apr 2020

Weekly commentary It’s important to keep a long-term perspective amid market volatility – such as the extraordinary moves of recent weeks. One enduring trend we see is a move to sustainable investing: a structural shift in investor preferences leading to

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COVID-19: Uncharted Waters for the Economy and Markets

COVID-19: Uncharted Waters for the Economy and Markets

🕔15:42, 7.Apr 2020

Q2 2020 Outlook & Review  The rapid spread of the coronavirus has triggered a global health crisis, rocked global financial markets, and caused a sudden stop in the global economy. Global equity markets have melted down at a dizzying pace,

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Tentative Signs of Improvement

Tentative Signs of Improvement

🕔14:42, 7.Apr 2020

Investment Strategy Commentary  Market Signals We have written about the key market signals we are monitoring to assess the effectiveness of the monetary, fiscal and health policy responses to the COVID-19 virus. We are seeing some progress on the monetary

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Covid-19: The scenarios, the lockdown, the reaction, the recovery

Covid-19: The scenarios, the lockdown, the reaction, the recovery

🕔13:32, 7.Apr 2020

THINK Economic and Financial Analysis Four scenarios for the global economy and financial markets beyond coronavirus A virus-driven ice age: ING's Carsten Brzeski on the economic truths of the Covid-19 crisis, our scenarios for the future and the reality of

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COVID-19 market scenarios

COVID-19 market scenarios

🕔13:13, 7.Apr 2020

UBS House View World leaders have made unprecedented decisions around the costs and benefits of temporarily restricting economic activity to limit the spread of an infectious disease. The social distancing measures now in place across much of the world—ranging from

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The shape of the rebound

The shape of the rebound

🕔12:09, 7.Apr 2020

Research & Strategy Insights Key points • The deterioration in the US labour market is steep • It seems the US is far from “peak epidemic”, consistent with a longer lockdown than in Europe, delaying the rebound in the world

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March unemployment is due in Poland and Czechia

March unemployment is due in Poland and Czechia

🕔11:07, 7.Apr 2020

CEE Market Insights  Determining the probable impact of the coronavirus on the economy is the main news topic at the moment. Over the weekend, Hungary announced the fiscal package and more details should be delivered at the beginning of the

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S&P 500 Trumps Gold

S&P 500 Trumps Gold

🕔10:03, 7.Apr 2020

Sunday Night Insight  First, in times of financial market volatility driven by either economic uncertainty or geopolitical turmoil—or both—we have tried to keep clients abreast of our perspective on key developments to help guide investment decisions. This week, as we

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Building timeless portfolios

Building timeless portfolios

🕔08:59, 7.Apr 2020

Minimum volatility strategies are one way to seek more equity stability, which may help investors stay in the markets over the long run. Severe volatility tests even the most disciplined investors. The longest-ever bull market for U.S. stocks came to

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Where We Stand: Asset Class Views

Where We Stand: Asset Class Views

🕔08:58, 7.Apr 2020

Portfolio Construction Solutions  We are at 2% overweight in large-cap growth on the belief that near-term coronavirus-driven volatility presents longer-term buying opportunities based on our back-half growth thesis. Large-Cap Value Overweight We are at a 2% overweight on large-cap value

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Economic impact of the corona crisis

Economic impact of the corona crisis

🕔07:56, 7.Apr 2020

What can we learn from past pandemics? The outbreak of the coronavirus in China at the end of 2019 has now turned into a worldwide pandemic, leading to a rapidly rising humanitarian toll. To further suppress the spread of the

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Why we are warming up on credit

Why we are warming up on credit

🕔19:14, 6.Apr 2020

Scott explains how the extraordinary outbreak-fighting policy action – and recent market turbulence – has changed our view on credit. We see improving outlook for credit – with unprecedented policy action to limit the coronavirus shock in place and sharply

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