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ESG en EMD – een langetermijnvisie

ESG en EMD – een langetermijnvisie

🕔15:59, 19.Jan 2022

Beleggers met allocaties naar obligaties uit opkomende markten moeten nu begrijpen wat de werkelijke impact is op opkomende economieën van langetermijnfactoren zoals de klimaatverandering en de ontwikkeling van menselijk kapitaal.

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Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

🕔08:41, 19.Jan 2022

Outlook 2022: As we head into a new year, it’s clear in hindsight that the market downturn of 2020 was short-lived and entirely related to the COVID-19 outbreak. In my view, that means the powerful upswing in equity prices since

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Renteverhogingen door de Fed: welke opkomende markten lopen het grootste risico?

Renteverhogingen door de Fed: welke opkomende markten lopen het grootste risico?

🕔15:02, 18.Jan 2022

Ons model toont welke opkomende landen wellicht het meest kwetsbaar zullen zijn voor Amerikaanse renteverhogingen en welke het meest veerkrachtig zouden moeten zijn. Wanneer Amerika niest, vat de wereld kou. En wanneer 's werelds grootste economie de rente verhoogt, voelen

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Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

🕔15:53, 17.Jan 2022

In this paper, we will discuss the outlook for emerging market (EM) fixed income in 2022 and the key themes investors are likely to focus on at the beginning of this year. A waning global growth momentum, rising inflation and

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Barometer: Omikrongolf zal aandelenkoersen niet doen dalen

Barometer: Omikrongolf zal aandelenkoersen niet doen dalen

🕔09:50, 17.Jan 2022

De omikronvariant van het coronavirus heeft misschien tot meer beperkingen geleid, maar het economische herstel blijft niettemin veerkrachtig. De aandelen lijken dan ook niet kwetsbaar voor een correctie. Een nieuw jaar, oude problemen? De snel verspreidende omikronvariant heeft geleid …

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

🕔10:45, 14.Jan 2022

Growth is slowing and inflation is climbing steadily due to the serious energy shock in late 2021. Central banks are starting to withdraw monetary stimulus and talking about rate hikes in the near future. The spectre of stagflation is re-emerging,

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Why invest in EM local currency debt?

Why invest in EM local currency debt?

🕔10:05, 14.Jan 2022

Disappointing US dollar bond returns in EM local currency debt has led to a decline in flows into the asset class over the past decade. In this paper, we discuss the key reasons to invest in EM local currency debt, some of the factors behind the recent weakness in the asset class returns and prospects for the asset class going forward. 

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Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

🕔09:55, 14.Jan 2022

Higher inflation and in some cases, rising inflation expectations, have been a key focus for investors this year, in both emerging and developed markets (DM). This is against a backdrop of large fiscal and monetary stimulus from governments around the

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EM inflation elevated, but still relatively contained

EM inflation elevated, but still relatively contained

🕔10:52, 12.Jan 2022

The gap between emerging market (EM) inflation over developed market (DM) inflation has remained contained this time, in part due to weak economic conditions, muted domestic credit creation and proactive EM central banks. Tighter EM financial conditions should anchor longer

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Investing amidst the inflection in the fed policy cycle

Investing amidst the inflection in the fed policy cycle

🕔08:02, 11.Jan 2022

Key points The surge in inflation in 2021 combined with the sharp fall in unemployment leaves two of the US Federal Reserve’s key policy objectives within reach as the year comes to a close. Moreover, with US housing prices rising

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Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

🕔10:31, 10.Jan 2022

In this paper, we will discuss the outlook for emerging market (EM) fixed income in 2022 and the key themes investors are likely to focus on at the beginning of this year. A waning global growth momentum, rising inflation and

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De vooruitzichten van Pictet Asset Management voor 2022

De vooruitzichten van Pictet Asset Management voor 2022

🕔08:46, 10.Jan 2022

De trends van 2021 worden voortgezet. Het economische en marktherstel als gevolg van de opheffing van de lockdownmaatregelen gaan onverminderd door, en wel in de laatste fasen. Hoewel obligaties het moeilijk zullen hebben bij een stijging van de rente, zouden

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ESG in de Praktijk Stéphane Rüegg over krediet

ESG in de Praktijk Stéphane Rüegg over krediet

🕔14:18, 7.Jan 2022

Kredietexpert Stéphane Rüegg bespreekt wat zijn klanten denken, de ontluikende groene obligatiemarkt en zijn zeer persoonlijke kijk op verantwoord beleggen. Waarom is duurzaam beleggen belangrijk voor u?  Ik werd me daarvan bewust op verschillende manieren. Eerst en vooral herinner ik

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Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

🕔12:16, 7.Jan 2022

High inflation could persist in 2022, but we’re not returning to the 1970s Inflation is like chewing gum. It’s sticky and flexible, and you definitely don’t want to step in it. For the past 30 years, investors in developed markets

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Value creation throughout market cycles

Value creation throughout market cycles

🕔10:52, 7.Jan 2022

UBP’s 30 Global Leaders Equity strategy offers an efficiently diversified exposure to 30 high and stable CFROI® (Cash Flow Return on Investment, source Credit Suisse HOLT) large cap companies. The strategy shows superior and resilient levels of value creation (CFROI®

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Preparing for an inflection in monetary policies looking ahead

Preparing for an inflection in monetary policies looking ahead

🕔11:26, 4.Jan 2022

MONTHLY INVESTMENT OUTLOOK Volatility returned to both equity and bond markets in November and December as equities exited earnings season and markets began to prepare for a change in Fed policies looking ahead. These pivots come amidst a renewed acceleration

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China: The factors behind weaker growth in 2022

China: The factors behind weaker growth in 2022

🕔10:43, 3.Jan 2022

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Chinese economy is facing headwinds leading into 2022, including: 1) Ongoing regulatory crackdown; 2) Exposure to COVID outbreaks; 3) A slump in the housing sector; and 4) Power shortages over the winter months. As a result and

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Fixed income: from recovery to expansion

Fixed income: from recovery to expansion

🕔10:40, 3.Jan 2022

In 2022 we expect the market narrative to transition to the traditional expansionary phase of the business cycle. Here’s what it means for fixed income investors.  Monetary headwinds Throughout 2021 the invisible hand of easy global monetary policy supported financial

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Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

🕔10:15, 3.Jan 2022

In een opiniestuk dat in Barron's China werd gepubliceerd, legt Laurent Ramsey, CEO van Pictet Asset Management, uit waarom het beschermen van biodiversiteit een prioriteit moet zijn voor zowel bedrijven als beleggers. De natuur is altijd al van cruciaal belang

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Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

🕔12:45, 1.Jan 2022

Bedrijven uit opkomende markten maken steeds vaker gebruik van een innovatief type obligatie om hun inspanningen voor de groene transitie te ondersteunen. Van kustoverstromingen tot een mogelijke ineenstorting van de landbouwproductie, opkomende economieën zijn kwetsbaarder voor de gevolgen van de

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Gain clarity in 2022: A backdrop of changing monetary policy

Gain clarity in 2022: A backdrop of changing monetary policy

🕔10:56, 30.Dec 2021

Inflation and supply chain headwinds are expected to ease as the year progresses. And reopening trade will present select opportunities. As economies transition to recovery from the onset of the pandemic, there will be changes and challenges. Without accommodative monetary

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Infrastructure and the outlook for municipal bonds in 2022

Infrastructure and the outlook for municipal bonds in 2022

🕔15:30, 28.Dec 2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is one of several positive drivers for municipal bonds in the new year. After months of debate, Congress passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”), which was signed by President Biden

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What I learned on a trip through China

What I learned on a trip through China

🕔10:31, 24.Dec 2021

Several colleagues and I made our first journey back to China in more than 15 months as we start to get back to on-the-ground research. Our trip in May took us to 16 cities and included close to 90 meetings

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Green hydrogen is finally showing its true colours

Green hydrogen is finally showing its true colours

🕔08:33, 24.Dec 2021

Hydrogen is the most abundant molecule in the universe, found primarily locked in water and hydrocarbons. Its qualities have been known for a long time, and it has been used for more than 100 years as an industrial chemical. While

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What went up…must come down (hopefully)!

What went up…must come down (hopefully)!

🕔11:48, 22.Dec 2021

I wonder if anyone at the start of the year would have predicted that US inflation would have risen to 6.8% y/y in November? If we had expected this, you would have thought that bond yields would have traded at

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A bumpy ride higher for equities

A bumpy ride higher for equities

🕔10:00, 21.Dec 2021

We entered 2021 with the prospect of new vaccines taming Covid-19 and that effort proved transformative in developed markets. The coronavirus persists, however, and its impact will continue to be felt in 2022 as the pandemic plays out. New therapies

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UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

🕔15:49, 20.Dec 2021

2021 was a standout year for UK real estate, which delivered annualised total returns of 14.7% to the end of October, as robust income returns were complemented by the return of capital growth. This represents the highest level of annualised

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Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

🕔09:17, 17.Dec 2021

The third quarter is normally a quieter period following the main corporate Annual General Meeting season and, this year, being the final run-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. With COP26 a key milestone for the global climate response, climate

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Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

🕔11:39, 16.Dec 2021

We’re now seeing the economic consequences of shutting down the world and then hitting the restart button. As most economies re-open, demand for goods and services has largely recovered to pre-Covid levels, however supply chains have remained under stress. What

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Barometer: Geen reden voor paniek over de pandemie

Barometer: Geen reden voor paniek over de pandemie

🕔08:55, 16.Dec 2021

Hoewel de financiële markten zich zorgen maken over de opkomst van de Omicron-variant van het coronavirus, moeten beleggers niet panikeren. De economieën zijn beter uitgerust om een nieuwe golf van besmettingen aan te kunnen. Risicovollere activaklassen noteren tegen of dicht

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Inflation: No time to panic

Inflation: No time to panic

🕔14:36, 15.Dec 2021

Interest rates have been historically low for more than a decade, dampened by the flood of monetary stimulus introduced in the wake of the global financial crisis. In 2022 we expect this to change. As we move towards economic recovery

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Reshaping the European Union Spotlight

Reshaping the European Union Spotlight

🕔12:30, 15.Dec 2021

The European Union experienced a deep recession during the pandemic but also used it as an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to take strong, concerted action and to bounce back, all amidst the redrawing of Europe’s economic and political …

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4 investment opportunities for a net-zero future

4 investment opportunities for a net-zero future

🕔08:54, 15.Dec 2021

The buzz swirling around the electric vehicle (EV) sector has been front and centre for investors looking to profit from the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Tesla recently skyrocketed to a US$1 trillion market cap, joining an elite

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Yields lower, curves flatter & stronger dollar.

Yields lower, curves flatter & stronger dollar.

🕔09:34, 14.Dec 2021

Core government bond yields were lower and yield curves flatter last week (see chart of the week). More hawkish rhetoric from the recently reappointed Chair of the US Federal Reserve has upset the short end of markets, forcing yields higher.

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How to dismantle a conglomerate.

How to dismantle a conglomerate.

🕔14:58, 10.Dec 2021

If you are looking for market volatility to spice up your week then core government bond markets would be a good place to start. After last weeks ‘communication breakdown’ between central banks and investors, and more dovish policy response, that

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The Strong Potential of Swiss Small and Mid-Caps Equities

The Strong Potential of Swiss Small and Mid-Caps Equities

🕔12:45, 10.Dec 2021

The Swiss small and mid-cap equity segment offers exposure to a balanced and diversified universe of value creative companies. Beyond its 40% concentration in the three names, Nestlé, Roche and Novartis, the large cap space is often …

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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔08:22, 10.Dec 2021

Positive but slower global growth is meeting with greater inflation pressures   The global economy maintained its Growth potential is on track to outpace pre-pandemic times positive overall trajectory, though economic indicators grew more mixed. Returns across fixed income were mostly

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Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

🕔09:18, 9.Dec 2021

Hoewel obligaties het moeilijk zullen hebben bij een stijging van de rente, zouden aandelen een behoorlijk eencijferig rendement moeten genereren, omdat sterke bedrijfswinsten een daling van de winstveelvouden van aandelen compenseren.

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Rebuilding USD and duration exposure going into year-end

Rebuilding USD and duration exposure going into year-end

🕔15:49, 8.Dec 2021

ADDING RESILIENCE INTO PORTFOLIOS   Global economy / Asset allocation Facing energy and inflation shocks, global activity is expected to moderate in the coming quarters. Downside risks to growth have grown due to lower visibility, the global energy shock leading to

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It’s been a turbulent November.

It’s been a turbulent November.

🕔16:56, 7.Dec 2021

Market updates: The week saw an increase of cases of the newly identified Omicron variant of Covid-19 observed in South Africa and elsewhere. Though the week cases have been seen across Europe, Asia and in the US, causing fears of

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Duurzame Voeding: een defensieve belegging met sterke groei

Duurzame Voeding: een defensieve belegging met sterke groei

🕔14:56, 5.Dec 2021

De transitie naar een meer duurzame voedselwaardeketen, ‘from farm to fork’, vergt innovatieve oplossingen. Dat opent een hele nieuwe wereld van opportuniteiten voor beleggers. ‘Voedselwaardeketens vormen de kern van veel van de milieu- en sociale problemen waarmee we vandaag worden

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The bumpy road to net zero

The bumpy road to net zero

🕔15:26, 3.Dec 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents a radical transformation of the economy from one dominated by fossil fuels to one that is predominately based on clean energy. This will require radical decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy. As

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ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

🕔10:22, 3.Dec 2021

Duurzaam beleggen hoeft niet beperkt te blijven tot de lange termijn. Geldmarktfondsen kunnen ook ESG omarmen en beleggers helpen om duurzaamheid te bereiken in hun portefeuille. Milieu-, maatschappelijke en bestuurlijke factoren (ESG) in aanmerking nemen om risico's te verminderen en

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The role bonds play in a portfolio

The role bonds play in a portfolio

🕔01:02, 3.Dec 2021

Building a resilient and balanced portfolio should be a priority for many investors in today’s environment of heightened financial market uncertainty and volatility across a range of asset classes, including equities. With that in mind, now’s a perfect time to

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Swapshop.

Swapshop.

🕔10:22, 1.Dec 2021

Core government bond markets were a little calmer last week with yields a shade lower. This week should be relatively quiet as the US celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday. We also expect the US President to announce if Jay Powell will

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De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

🕔14:45, 26.Nov 2021

Er wonen ruim drie keer zoveel mensen op aarde dan 70 jaar geleden. Die toename verklaart voor een groot deel waarom we tegenwoordig veel meer vragen dan onze planeet ons kan geven. In de film ‘A Life on Our Planet’

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Walking the delicate path to normalisation

Walking the delicate path to normalisation

🕔14:19, 26.Nov 2021

European Gazette: As central banks move gingerly towards normalising monetary policy, a delicate balancing act is under way. They need to tighten policy – but neither too soon, nor too quickly. Indeed, the flattening of the US yield curve in

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 26.Nov 2021

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

🕔08:05, 26.Nov 2021

Whilst the definition is fairly broad, a traditional DMAC investment approach aims to build a balanced portfolio of directional trades that mix traditional and idiosyncratic premia (betas) by taking risk-on/risk-off positions using fundamental macro and market analyses that are not

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European markets have been strong

European markets have been strong

🕔13:54, 24.Nov 2021

Market updates: At the start of the week, President Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. He is also set to announce a new US Federal Reserve Chief, which is expected to be either incumbent Jerome Powell or

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