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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:24, 29.Sep 2020

Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA Summary for the week ending on Friday, 25 September  Last week began on a down note, with the renewed rise in coronavirus cases in Europe and several other concerns weighing on sentiment. Prospects for Democrats and Republicans

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Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

Japan: all eyes on the next prime minister

🕔15:03, 25.Sep 2020

Equities | September 2020  Following an eight-year term, Shinzo Abe announced he will stand down as Prime Minister of Japan due to a deterioration in his physical health. Japan’s Topix Index dropped around 2.5% in reaction to the news on

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Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

🕔09:58, 22.Sep 2020

The current challenging market environment suggests a greater need than ever for alternatives. Hedge funds, which target differentiated, positive absolute returns, provide clear potential benefits. However, institutional investors have …

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Fintech In Emerging Markets

Fintech In Emerging Markets

🕔15:29, 14.Aug 2020

In emerging markets (EM), the path to progress and prosperity is made more difficult by considerable structural challenges. These challenges, such as entrenched economic interests, weak institutional checks and balances and overall lack of physical infrastructure, create barriers to inclusive

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Zwitserse aandelen – Structurele waardecreatie

Zwitserse aandelen – Structurele waardecreatie

🕔09:40, 6.Aug 2020

White Paper  In dat verslag worden 200 landen gerangschikt op basis van een COVID-19- gerelateerde veiligheids- en risicoanalyse die steunt op een hele reeks datapunten. Zwitserland kreeg de hoogste algemene score voor zijn doeltreffende maatregelen om de verspreiding van het

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Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

🕔15:05, 17.Jul 2020

Impact Investing In terms of asset class, impact investing has traditionally been associated with private capital. Public equities make up just 17% of the USD 502 billion in assets managed in impact strategies1 , a negligible amount compared with the

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AT1 debt & CoCo bonds

AT1 debt & CoCo bonds

🕔11:30, 13.Jul 2020

White Paper   Solid fundamentals for European systemic banks when entering the crisis Covid-19 is not 2008 Global Financial Crisis. European banks entered the Covid-19 crisis with solid capital positions and higher capital ratios than in 2008 courtesy of the new banking …

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Swiss Equities – Structural value creation

Swiss Equities – Structural value creation

🕔15:14, 10.Jul 2020

White Paper The resilience of the Swiss economy has once again been proven during the Covid-19 pandemic and is reflected by the Swiss equity market’s outperformance year to date. Several Swiss companies across all market cap segments have benefited from

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US Presidential Election Comes into Focus

US Presidential Election Comes into Focus

🕔15:10, 6.Jul 2020

Betting markets have seen a dramatic narrowing in the re-election prospects for US President Donald Trump following the onset of the US phase of the global Coronavirus crisis leaving them pricing …

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EM Fixed Income – The Case for Frontier Debt

EM Fixed Income – The Case for Frontier Debt

🕔16:44, 20.Apr 2020

Frontier debt markets: a growth story After significant growth over the last decade, we believe that it is time for global investors to start considering EM frontier debt as a stand-alone investment opportunity. All of the traditional arguments for allocating

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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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‘Whatever it takes’: Fiscal Edition

‘Whatever it takes’: Fiscal Edition

🕔07:00, 24.Mar 2020

Key points With the US and broader European economies entering the ‘acceleration’ phase of their respective COVID-19 infection cycles, fiscal policymakers across Europe and the United States have begun outlining plans to bear down on this growing shock to demand

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The Viral Demand Shock Goes Global

The Viral Demand Shock Goes Global

🕔14:30, 18.Mar 2020

The 2002-2003 SARS outbreak framework that most, including ourselves, were drawing upon to anticipate the trajectory of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak requires an adjustment following the failure of authorities to contain the contagion to the Asian continent. While an extended

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Why Russian Equities?

Why Russian Equities?

🕔16:50, 24.Feb 2020

Russia is cheap and resilient Russia is one of the top world energy producers and one of the largest markets in Europe. Competitive currency allows it to be resilient to external shocks, while its geopolitical footprint makes it difficult to

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Improving fundamentals exogenous shocks increased volatility

Improving fundamentals exogenous shocks increased volatility

🕔10:48, 24.Feb 2020

Focus on Risk Management Global economy / Asset allocation Moderate growth is expected in 2020, underpinned by a stabilisation in the main regions. Industrial activity and investment should progressively recover. We anticipate economic policy continuing to offer proactive support as

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The US federal reserve’s ‘whatever it takes’ moment has arrived

The US federal reserve’s ‘whatever it takes’ moment has arrived

🕔08:37, 24.Jan 2020

Monthly investment outlook Global equities pressed higher in December with risk free yields rising while credit spreads compressed as liquidity growth accelerated into year end. With the Fed recognising that it had not eased the USD liquidity backdrop meaningfully since September’

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What the heart already knew

What the heart already knew

🕔14:53, 30.Dec 2019

Based on Markowitz’ Modern Portfolio Theory, Ortec Finance has analysed what effects Triodos Investment Management (Triodos IM) Private Impact Strategies have on the risk-return characteristics of a well-diversified investment portfolio. This research was done on request of Triodos IM. In

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2020 Long-Term Capital Market Assumptions

2020 Long-Term Capital Market Assumptions

🕔14:37, 28.Dec 2019

This paper by Invesco’s Investment Solutions team presents their work in developing forecasts for asset class returns, risk, and correlations which are of critical importance in translating portfolio theory into plausible real-world practical solutions for investors. Executive Summary: The Strategic

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No One Has Won the Trade War…Yet

No One Has Won the Trade War…Yet

🕔07:00, 25.Dec 2019

It is too early for either China or the United States to claim victory following the ‘Phase 1’ agreement announced last week. The ongoing 5G debate in Germany may hold the key for the US credibly to claim victory towards

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The global economy at the crossroads

The global economy at the crossroads

🕔11:43, 5.Dec 2019

Dear Reader, Following the shock caused by near-20% declines during the fourth quarter of 2018, global equity markets rebounded strongly in early 2019 as the US Federal Reserve brought its rate hikes to an end in the first quarter before

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Swiss & Global Equities

Swiss & Global Equities

🕔11:03, 19.Nov 2019

Year-to-date, Swiss and Global equity funds continue to deliver strong absolute and relative performances, ranking in the top quartile versus their peer groups. Despite short-lived sector/style rotations into oversold value names, the ytd performance of the MSCI AC World reached

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Monthly Investment Outlook November 2019

Monthly Investment Outlook November 2019

🕔12:06, 15.Nov 2019

Staying Engaged in Markets but actively Managing Risks Equities, bonds, AND gold all moved higher in October highlighting the challenge facing investors in markets. The easing in tensions across both the US-China trade war and UK-EU Brexit negotiations has helped

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Negative EUR Rates: challenges & solutions UBP

Negative EUR Rates: challenges & solutions UBP

🕔11:44, 21.Oct 2019

The ECB has been missing on its inflation target for 10 years The ECB never got to the “tightening window” In 2013, cash was yielding zero, now it is the EUR Aggregate market… …however, the EUR Aggregate market bears some

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Danish Mortgage Bonds

Danish Mortgage Bonds

🕔18:37, 14.Oct 2019

In the current low yield environment, Danish mortgage bonds are a very attractive alternative for EUR, USD and JPY fixed income investors, given that Danish mortgage bonds offer a relatively high expected return and a very low credit risk. Denmark

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Secular Trends Changes in demographics: a broad and long-term opportunity set

Secular Trends Changes in demographics: a broad and long-term opportunity set

🕔14:05, 10.Oct 2019

Why thematic investing? Traditional approaches to investing are constantly challenged by leading companies which are by nature innovative and, for most of them, multisectoral. Disruptors can be found in any sector or industry, making the traditional industry classification framework less

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