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Servicing beyond solutions

Servicing beyond solutions

🕔16:58, 2.Mar 2020

The fourth quarter ended on a high note with US equities marching to new record highs. It closed a year where the narrative mostly had been pessimistic. Uncertainties around trade tensions, Brexit, political drama and recession fears have dominated. The

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Pandemic Threat

Pandemic Threat

🕔08:34, 28.Feb 2020

Global Asset Allocation The coronavirus outbreak has become a worldwide health crisis, impacting lives across the globe. The uncertain extent of the outbreak has caused a sell-off in risk assets. Many have compared this health emergency with the Severe Acute

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CTAs lead the pack on global risk appetite. what’s next?

CTAs lead the pack on global risk appetite. what’s next?

🕔08:08, 28.Feb 2020

Risk assets have largely shrugged off recent headwinds on the back of robust macro and corporate dynamics in the U.S. The Q4-2019 earnings season delivered better than expected outcomes especially in the Technology sector. Meanwhile, labor market conditions remain buoyant

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Triodos – How impact alternatives add value to well-diversified portfolios

🕔15:00, 27.Feb 2020

Webinar Alternative investments can play an important role in setting return expectations, diversification, and the overall risk profile of a portfolio. During the webinar we will take a closer look into how adding alternative investment funds benefits the risk-return characteristics

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Asset allocation views: Multi-Asset Group

Asset allocation views: Multi-Asset Group

🕔17:08, 24.Feb 2020

Introduction All the major asset classes ended 2019 on a positive note; equities rallied particularly strongly, especially growth stocks. Part of the reason last year was so robust was the rebound from the awful fourth quarter of 2018. Despite the

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Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk), Revisited

Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk), Revisited

🕔17:00, 24.Feb 2020

AQR White Paper  One of the most important topics on investors’ minds following the Global Financial Crisis was how to protect their portfolios from the next crisis. Our paper "Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk)" was our response.1 In it, we

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Beyond 2020 – the age of the responsible investor

Beyond 2020 – the age of the responsible investor

🕔17:00, 24.Feb 2020

For investors, last year was a heady mix of trade wars, Brexit upheaval, economic pessimism, historically low interest rates and positive, but volatile, markets. It’s therefore reasonable to ask – are we in for more of the same in 2020?

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2020 ESG trends to watch

2020 ESG trends to watch

🕔16:51, 24.Feb 2020

Climate change innovators: spotting the sleeping giants Solving the climate crisis is likely to take innovative technology, scalable deployment and a bit of luck. Many envision climate saviors coming in the form of plucky startups. But alternative data is hinting

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Uncertainty tempers our enthusiasm

Uncertainty tempers our enthusiasm

🕔10:39, 21.Feb 2020

Allocation views  Our view of global growth has been getting more optimistic over the last few months as signs of stabilization have appeared in many economies. Areas that were notably weak, such as manufacturing in Germany, have turned up somewhat

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Bulls infected by a virus

Bulls infected by a virus

🕔14:38, 18.Feb 2020

Multi Asset Monthly Economic Outlook The trade truce and the stabilization in manufacturing data have reduced recession risks, but it is still too early to give an all-clear signal. How much damage business confidence has already suffered remains a question,

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Stabilization amid heightened uncertainties

Stabilization amid heightened uncertainties

🕔17:14, 17.Feb 2020

Allocation views – Perspective from Franklin Templeton Multi Asset Solutions The new year started with a bout of volatility, driven by tensions in the Middle East. US forces assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, which grabbed headlines and

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How to grow and protect wealth for 100 years

How to grow and protect wealth for 100 years

🕔17:02, 17.Feb 2020

The allegory of the hawk and serpent The opportunity is subject to one final choice. You must decide what assets to invest in and maintain that allocation for an entire century without ever changing it. The future of your children’s

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Global Asset Allocation Views

Global Asset Allocation Views

🕔16:34, 17.Feb 2020

Themes and implications from the Multi-Asset Solutions Strategy Summit This year was dominated by trade tension, weak manufacturing and a sharp dovish shift in monetary policy. In 2020, we anticipate that headwinds from trade and manu- facturing dissipate while policy

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Insurers 2020 vision

Insurers 2020 vision

🕔13:55, 17.Feb 2020

Keeping it simple in a complicated world Throughout 2019 we focused on the concept of “Braving the Elements — Surfing the Late Cycle.” We addressed this theme at our Global Investment Forums, held in major cities across the globe…

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2020 Global Alternatives Outlook

2020 Global Alternatives Outlook

🕔07:42, 7.Feb 2020

ONE-DIMENSIONAL. FLAT. SILOED. GENERIC A common criticism of alternatives investment guidance is that it lacks the depth, breadth and context to have a meaningful impact on broader portfolio design and implementation. In this, our second annual Alternatives Outlook, with an

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Hedge Fund reactions to the coronavirus

Hedge Fund reactions to the coronavirus

🕔13:52, 6.Feb 2020

Uncertainty remains but we still expect a transitory economic impact from the Coronavirus outbreak. In a best- case scenario, authorities measures could help reverse the trend within weeks, with containment by the end of Q1. In a base-case scenario, the

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2020 Outlook A Call for Resilience

2020 Outlook A Call for Resilience

🕔17:14, 3.Feb 2020

A letter to investors from Darrell L. Cronk December 2019 2019 was largely characterized by a tug-of-war between substantial geopolitical drags and offsetting global monetary policy easing. The third slowdown of this expansion took hold at midyear, once again creating

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Presidential Election Cycles and the Markets — Blurred Vision

Presidential Election Cycles and the Markets — Blurred Vision

🕔16:34, 3.Feb 2020

20/20 Vision Founding father and Philadelphia’s adopted son Benjamin Franklin is commonly credited with the invention of bifocals. He created them to fix his dual near- and far-sightedness. In August 1784, he wrote that he was “happy in the invention of double spectacles, which

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Questions amid a constructive backdrop

Questions amid a constructive backdrop

🕔06:45, 3.Feb 2020

IN SHORT Questions surround the coronavirus outbreak, with an impact expected on Q1 data, especially in China. Markets have proven mostly resilient so far, but short-term volatility is likely to remain elevated. We maintain a more constructive view for the

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Yearly Performance Review 2019

Yearly Performance Review 2019

🕔06:55, 21.Jan 2020

In 2019, RPM portfolios again delivered mixed results in a difficult market environment with little exploitable time series momentum (TSMOM) outside of fixed income markets. After an initial sell-off, the year was characterized by a major bond rally on the

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Cyclical investing

Cyclical investing

🕔09:34, 16.Jan 2020

TAA Model Allocation – as at December 2019 As the calendar year ends, it is customary to look ahead to what the New Year might hold. In this edition of Global Outlook, we summarise the latest thoughts from our quarterly Global investment Group

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Financial Intermediary Trends for 2020

Financial Intermediary Trends for 2020

🕔08:47, 14.Jan 2020

As financial intermediaries navigate the current industry landscape to seek the best results for clients and help maximize their own performance, Mercer and Morningstar have identified five key areas for firms to consider. 1. Strong Governance Financial intermediaries are moving

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Aviva: Real Assets Study In search of resilience in an uncertain world

Aviva: Real Assets Study In search of resilience in an uncertain world

🕔18:30, 13.Jan 2020

Much has changed since we published our 2018 Alternative Income Study. At that time, the global economy was running along nicely, which was expected to bring an end to a decade of monetary easing by central banks; most major equity

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The Waiting Game Managed Futures Outlook 2020

The Waiting Game Managed Futures Outlook 2020

🕔10:57, 10.Jan 2020

What’s in store for managed futures and global macro in 2020 is really a question of how much longer we’re all willing and able to play the ‘waiting game’ with global markets seemingly hell bent on obliterating past records for

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Which alternative strategy to hedge against abond sell-off?

Which alternative strategy to hedge against abond sell-off?

🕔15:20, 7.Jan 2020

The year that has just started will challenge investors’ expectations, just as 2019 eventually contradicted the bearish mood that prevailed one year ago. For the time being, risk appetite remains strong and we believe it is unlikely to be derailed

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