Treasury yields rise amid support for risk assets

Treasury yields rise amid support for risk assets

🕔11:18, 29.Oct 2020

Weekly Fixed Income Commentary U.S. Treasury rates closed higher last week, led by longer maturities. A constructive market tone lifted rates and supported risk assets. Prospects for additional fiscal stimulus prior to the U.S. election dimmed, but rates rose nonetheless

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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

🕔07:37, 29.Oct 2020

“ In fact, Powell noted that the Fed seeks to promote its employment and inflation goals while warding off any risks to financial stability (i.e., asset bubbles) ‘that impede the stability of our goals’. “

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Federal Spending Could Be a Catalyst for Industrials

Federal Spending Could Be a Catalyst for Industrials

🕔14:43, 28.Oct 2020

“The ultimate shape of either candidate’s infrastructure plan would depend heavily on the balance of power in the Senate.”

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Axioma Multi-Asset Class Risk Monitor

Axioma Multi-Asset Class Risk Monitor

🕔12:49, 28.Oct 2020 Read Full Article
Individual government challenges and the Covid-19 debt surge

Individual government challenges and the Covid-19 debt surge

🕔10:56, 28.Oct 2020

Research & Strategy Insights  Considering the rise in government debt in key developed markets  As cases of coronavirus appear to be on a rising trend again in the US and have picked up sharply across Europe, negative risks to the

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The Consequences Of Closed Borders

The Consequences Of Closed Borders

🕔09:48, 28.Oct 2020

Weekly Economic Commentary Eleven years ago, I had the pleasure of witnessing my wife’s naturalization ceremony. The presiding judge opened with a memorable comment: “Swearing in new citizens is the only time everyone leaves the courtroom happy.” Everyone present nodded.

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From boardroom governance to portfolio implementation: closing the gap

From boardroom governance to portfolio implementation: closing the gap

🕔07:54, 28.Oct 2020

Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020 This year marks VBDO’s 25th anniversary. A silver jubilee gives us a reason to look back over what has been achieved. Back in 1995, the financial sector had very

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Wait-and-See Prevails

Wait-and-See Prevails

🕔13:14, 27.Oct 2020

Market Flash Markets are in wait-and-see mode. Investors are waiting to see a new stimulus plan in the US, the presidential election results, progress in finalising Brexit and positive developments in the search for a coronavirus vaccine. They are also

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Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries

Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries

🕔11:18, 27.Oct 2020

Emerging economies are generally considered to have high potential, notably due to their young and growing population. Although most are not always seen as being sustainable or having a democratic process, integrating sustainability criteria into the management of a portfolio

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The future of office spaces

The future of office spaces

🕔07:37, 27.Oct 2020

Contrary to common fears, Covid-19’s long-term effect on office demand might actually be accretive, or at least not destructive. Many observers have claimed that the pandemic has revealed city-center offices to be relics of the 20th century. We take a

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Gold Miners’ Re-Rating Calls For Mass Appeal, Not Mass Production

Gold Miners’ Re-Rating Calls For Mass Appeal, Not Mass Production

🕔14:44, 26.Oct 2020

Gold Correction U.S. dollar strength kept pressure on gold throughout September. The dollar, as measured by the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY),1 trended higher as the stock market trended lower from its all-time highs. The pandemic stimulus-driven bull market looks to

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Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

🕔12:49, 26.Oct 2020

Country sustainability during COVID-19 The pandemic has had two major consequences on sustainability assessment: Collecting and analysing data has become significantly harder, especially in emerging economies. The majority of positive trends of sustainable development (or SDG’s) have been reversed by

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔10:57, 26.Oct 2020

– Summary – Once upon a time, in the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from phosphate mining by Britain, Australia and New

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A November to Remember?

A November to Remember?

🕔09:47, 26.Oct 2020

Global Asset Allocation: The view from EMEA With a quickly approaching U.S. presidential election that is too close to call, mounting  controversy surrounding mail-in ballots, the potential for a protracted legal battle, and the president’s recent coronavirus diagnosis, markets …

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Highlights of last week: ESG and Carbon Neutrality

Highlights of last week: ESG and Carbon Neutrality

🕔08:25, 26.Oct 2020

#43 Before two interesting research papers are higlighted, we’d like to suggest two interesting webinars that are held this week. Tomorrow, 27 October, T. Rowe Price hosts a webinar called ‘Beleggen in Chinese aandelen‘. This Thursday, 29 October, Aegon AM

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3Q 2020 Returns Recap: Largely Positive Returns Across the Board

3Q 2020 Returns Recap: Largely Positive Returns Across the Board

🕔07:54, 26.Oct 2020

The US Election Will Determine the Path of Fiscal Policy Fiscal and monetary stimulus have played a critical role in restarting the economy and remain crucial to a continued expansion Monetary stimulus is not subject to the election cycle: the

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Secure income assets: new opportunities for a new decade

Secure income assets: new opportunities for a new decade

🕔14:36, 23.Oct 2020

DB (defined benefit) pension schemes are progressing along their journey to end-game, with many becoming increasingly cashflow negative and struggling to balance competing requirements for returns and cashflow.  In this environment we believe that the cashflows, diversification and return-generating nature

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Global adoption— regional divide

Global adoption— regional divide

🕔12:51, 23.Oct 2020

Survey reflects a broad cross-section The 2020 RBC Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Survey was answered by over 800 participants from around the world, including the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Respondents come from all corners of the investment business. 

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A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

🕔10:59, 23.Oct 2020

When you think of infrastructure you might immediately picture transport networks, buildings or sewage, water and electrical systems: physical things, or hard landscape elements. But as with most things in a world in which the Covid-19 outbreak has shaken up

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The world’s largest 500 asset managers

The world’s largest 500 asset managers

🕔09:50, 23.Oct 2020

Executive summary Investment is a fast-changing industry: 232 names in our 2009 list of 500 largest asset managers are not in our 2019 list. There seems to be a quickening of the pace of consolidation. Mandate and process trends have

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US Election Preview: All or Nothing

US Election Preview: All or Nothing

🕔08:01, 23.Oct 2020

US Election Preview: All or Nothing The polls say Biden is the favoriete: With little time to go until the election, Biden has a substantial edge over Trump in the national polls, of around 10 percentage points. Biden has led

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Multi-Asset Solutions Monthly Strategy Report

Multi-Asset Solutions Monthly Strategy Report

🕔13:25, 22.Oct 2020

Global markets and multi-asset portfolios  The coronavirus pandemic has dominated news flow throughout 2020. Looking forward, even after the first acute phase of the pandemic has passed, its imprint on our economy and indeed on the very fabric of our

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New kid on the block: EU-leningen in de LDI-portefeuille

New kid on the block: EU-leningen in de LDI-portefeuille

🕔11:33, 22.Oct 2020

Door de corona-pandemie zijn vele overheden genoodzaakt extra schulden uit te geven om de negatieve economische gevolgen het hoofd te bieden. Op Europees niveau zal de Europese Unie (EU) een zeer omvangrijk pakket leningen uitgeven. Deze EU-leningen zijn zogenaamde “Supranationals”

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Why ESG Is Integral to Analysis of Mining Companies

Why ESG Is Integral to Analysis of Mining Companies

🕔07:50, 22.Oct 2020

Integrating ESG factors helps better understand long‑term sustainability. KEY INSIGHTS ESG factors serve as an important input in the research process for mining companies in emerging markets. It is imperative to assess a company’s safety records and integrate this into our

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20/20 vision: a clearer path for growth

20/20 vision: a clearer path for growth

🕔11:11, 21.Oct 2020

Viewpoints from the Global Investment Committee  The question seems to come up consistently in investment meetings and in every conversation with fellow investors – from retirement plans managing their asset/ liability mix, insurance companies providing guaranteed income and individual investors

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Participant Report

Participant Report

🕔09:17, 21.Oct 2020

Fund selector asset class research  Key points – Dutch investors are very bullish towards plenty of asset classes this quarter. – At the top of the list are Asia ex Japan equities, infrastructure funds, multi-strat hedge funds, gold funds and

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Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 21.Oct 2020

Market Weekly The EU’s new targets for emissions reductions are realistic and achievable and should lift the price of CO2, encouraging more emitters to switch to doing business in a more environmentally friendly way. In this podcast, chief sustainability strategist

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Sector Compass US Election: Weighing the Impact on Sectors

Sector Compass US Election: Weighing the Impact on Sectors

🕔08:08, 21.Oct 2020

High dispersion of returns between sectors has continued to offer significant opportunity for investors. We believe a selective approach remains the preferred path during Q4 2020 as uncertainty mounts around the US election, COVID-19 and regional challenges such as Brexit,

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Growth is dependent on ongoing stimulus

Growth is dependent on ongoing stimulus

🕔14:34, 20.Oct 2020

Allocation views We are growing more accustomed to the strange new landscape left behind after the COVID-19 recession. The virus threat remains very real, with notable flare-ups in Europe more recently, even as populations get more used to dealing with

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The trajectory of the dollar suspended at the American election

The trajectory of the dollar suspended at the American election

🕔13:22, 20.Oct 2020

The financial panic caused by Covid-19 and the halt in the global economy have been brought under control thanks to budget plans and monetary action by central banks. Having seen the dollar plummet at the height of the crisis, accelerated

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Our thoughts on the rally in momentum stocks

Our thoughts on the rally in momentum stocks

🕔11:29, 20.Oct 2020

The weekly brief Momentum is a strategy which buys stocks trending higher and sells stocks on a downtrend within an index. It is systematic and has no considerations for earnings, valuation, or other fundamental metrics such as dividends. Historically, it

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Weekly Market Recap – 19 October 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 19 October 2020

🕔09:41, 20.Oct 2020

Summary for the week ending on Friday, 16 October  Following the lack of progress in stimulus negotiations over the previous weekend, the prospects of passing a relief package before the election seemed to dim further last week. On Tuesday, Republican

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COVID-19 has transformed the US high yield opportunity set

COVID-19 has transformed the US high yield opportunity set

🕔07:46, 20.Oct 2020

Credit Outlook  Downgrades and defaults have had a major impact on the asset class Record volumes of credit downgrades and a sharp spike in defaults have reconfigured the US high yield bond market in the wake of the coronavirus. This

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Highlights of last week: US Treasury yields and a search for visibility

Highlights of last week: US Treasury yields and a search for visibility

🕔10:15, 19.Oct 2020

#42 In October, there is no lack of webinars. This week our event calendar includes 11 webinars! For example, on Tuesday 20 October, KraneShares hosts a Virtual Conference called “The Next Chapter for China” and on Thursday 22 October, T.

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The Family 1000: Post the pandemic

The Family 1000: Post the pandemic

🕔15:06, 16.Oct 2020

Research Institute  As a financial institution, Credit Suisse has long established itself as the bank of the entrepreneur, in turn supporting the innovation and wealth creation such activity typically brings. In its series of studies, and by establishing the unique

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U.S. election through a sectoral lens

U.S. election through a sectoral lens

🕔14:57, 16.Oct 2020

Weekly commentary The potential outcomes of the November U.S. election could have starkly different policy ramifications, as we argued last week. What will this mean for equity markets? We believe simplistic narratives about the overall market direction are best avoided

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Responsible investment adds to research intensity

Responsible investment adds to research intensity

🕔14:51, 16.Oct 2020

At Columbia Threadneedle Investments we believe in Research Intensity, combining views from all parts of the firm to increase our research insights. We achieve this through close collaboration between our equities, credit and data science teams, as well as regional

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What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

What the US election means for markets … and what it doesn’t!

🕔14:50, 16.Oct 2020

Markets | October 2020  While every US presidential election is contentious, this year’s race seems especially divisive. Partisanship is extreme, and the difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in approach, personality and behaviour is stark. The charged rhetoric may

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The Seasons of the True Size Anomaly

The Seasons of the True Size Anomaly

🕔14:48, 16.Oct 2020

An EDHEC-Risk Institute Working Paper  This paper employs a robust portfolio sorting procedure to factor size characteristics into returns. The US size anomaly boils then down to a pure seasonal effect, fully supporting the “tax-loss-selling” hypothesis. We build a long-short

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The Next Normal -The recovery will be digital

The Next Normal -The recovery will be digital

🕔14:48, 16.Oct 2020

Welcome to the “next normal”—the new reality emerging from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How will life, public health, and business continue to change? We’ve chronicled our response in a wide-ranging series of publications—more than 500 articles and counting since the

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The Weekly Brief

The Weekly Brief

🕔14:37, 16.Oct 2020

In the final quarter of this year, investors are likely to learn the answers to three pivotal questions for markets. First, we are likely to hear the results of vaccine trials. Second, we will learn the results of the US

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Policy hurdles, political dilemmas

Policy hurdles, political dilemmas

🕔12:54, 16.Oct 2020

After some U-turns from the US President and although discussions are continuing, no deal has been found on a new fiscal stimulus package. The Fed has been very explicit on the necessity of a timely and comprehensive additional budgetary push

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Politics, policy, and the pandemic

Politics, policy, and the pandemic

🕔14:43, 15.Oct 2020

KEY POINTS   Potential treatments/vaccines for COVID‑19, policy support, and gradually reopening economies make us more comfortable taking a pro-risk stance over our 12-month time frame. However, the market’s rebound and the prospect of a slow economic recovery leave us only moderately bullish

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The Big Book of Trends & Thematic Investing

The Big Book of Trends & Thematic Investing

🕔13:03, 15.Oct 2020

For hundreds of millions of people, March 2020 was a watershed. Within days, the Covid19 pandemic had triggered powerful shockwaves across the world. Entire populations were put under strict lockdown measures almost overnight. Planes were grounded; and restaurants, museums and

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Van twee kanten: Verkiezingen VS

Van twee kanten: Verkiezingen VS

🕔11:36, 15.Oct 2020

Beste Caspar, Als uitwisselingsstudent in New York werd ik in 2008 door een journalist gevraagd wat ik als buitenstaander dacht over de presidentsstrijd tussen McCain en Obama. Naast het uitspreken van …

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Business As Usual

Business As Usual

🕔09:50, 15.Oct 2020

September 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report  – Sept. kicked off with bitcoin’s annualized volatility touching a 5-week low of 38.8%, only to then rally above 50% on Sept. 3, bounce between 50% and 56%, and snap a 5-month downtrend by concluding

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Guide to the Markets

Guide to the Markets

🕔12:46, 14.Oct 2020

Europe | | 4Q 2020 As of 30 September 2020  

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Treasury yields rise amid risk-on sentiment

Treasury yields rise amid risk-on sentiment

🕔11:09, 14.Oct 2020

U.S. Treasury yields rose across the yield curve last week, led by longer maturities. Investors saw renewed potential for a fiscal stimulus package, as well as the possibility of a Democratic sweep of the White House and Senate. Risk assets

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Endurance test

Endurance test

🕔09:30, 14.Oct 2020

CIO autumn update The more things stay the same… Change may be the only constant over the coming months. We believe investors will need to be dynamic in striking a balance between managing risks and seizing opportunities. Since we published

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Pandemic poised to accelerate underlying trends

Pandemic poised to accelerate underlying trends

🕔07:54, 14.Oct 2020

European Gazette / Summer 2020 We now have a two-speed economy, and much talk about a disconnect between stock market and economy. But this won’t change our research and stock picking focus When meeting clients, I am often asked to give

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