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Positioning for a New Economic Landscape

Positioning for a New Economic Landscape

🕔10:15, 16.Jun 2021

Recovery is on track, but inflation pressures create risks.  The strengthening economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic appears poised to broaden across regions and countries in the second half of 2021, bolstered by vaccine progress, continued fiscal and monetary stimulus,

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Tourism: How Asia and other emerging markets could bounce back

Tourism: How Asia and other emerging markets could bounce back

🕔09:55, 14.Jun 2021

Tourism has been one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments worldwide imposed strict movement restrictions and closed borders in the hope of stopping the spread of the virus. According to the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization,

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Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

🕔08:11, 4.Jun 2021

As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US economic activity might get back on track, as

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Happy customers

Happy customers

🕔12:31, 2.Jun 2021

Europe is re-opening. The summer of 2020 is probably going to be the point of reference to gauge the magnitude of the looming economic rebound. The “mechanical recovery” could be spectacular again this year (assuming no bad Covid news). Indeed,

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Is kwantitatieve versoepeling het nieuwe redmiddel geworden van de opkomende markten?

Is kwantitatieve versoepeling het nieuwe redmiddel geworden van de opkomende markten?

🕔16:28, 1.Jun 2021

De opkomende markten zijn vorig jaar, in volle Covid19-crisis, kwantitatieve versoepeling beginnen te verkennen. Betekent dit dat kwantitatieve versoepeling nu deel uitmaakt van de monetaire instrumenten? Wat zijn de voordelen en risico's? In het licht van de huidige economische crisis

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Spring has sprung for Value investing

Spring has sprung for Value investing

🕔15:48, 1.Jun 2021

After ‘a lost decade’ of tepid performance, the Value factor has begun to stage a comeback, following the announcement of successful Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine candidate results on 9 November 2020. Despite the recent rally and reversal of fortunes, spreads in

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U.S. Agriculture & Timber Market Update

U.S. Agriculture & Timber Market Update

🕔15:11, 31.May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Florida agriculture — primarily vegetable growers who were major sellers to the food service industry. The pandemic caused many of the producers that were selling to food service companies to market their crops to grocery

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Three themes for multi-asset investors in the post Covid-19 recovery

Three themes for multi-asset investors in the post Covid-19 recovery

🕔10:11, 27.May 2021

In the current post Covid-19 recovery phase, we see three main themes that multi-asset investors should focus on: one more tactical, in terms of risk allocation, and two more structural. – First, as the recovery advances, investors should embrace more

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The crowds are returning!

The crowds are returning!

🕔12:23, 26.May 2021

We have remarked previously on the similarities between asset management and football (Investing? It’s a funny old game, July 2018), and as Covid-19 swept the globe during the last 12 months, our thoughts once again turned to these parallels. At

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Saver to Investor

Saver to Investor

🕔09:04, 26.May 2021

As a result of COVID, we all now live in an age of uncertainty where having choices is important for our well-being, both financially and emotionally. Financial independence gives us choices and without these we will be trapped in unfulfilling

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Inflation risks, regimes and implications for treasury markets

Inflation risks, regimes and implications for treasury markets

🕔12:55, 25.May 2021

On the tail of hard pandemic lockdowns that imposed the deepest economic contraction on record, the US economy is reopening amid a rapid COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and an avalanche of fiscal spending. So, investors are naturally now contemplating what kind

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Emerging Markets: the hurdles blocking outperformance

Emerging Markets: the hurdles blocking outperformance

🕔15:25, 24.May 2021

While the attractiveness of emerging markets in the longer term isn’t in question, a number of obstacles could stop them from outperforming in the coming months. Covid reality Throughout last year, many EMs handled the pandemic much better than the

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Global corporate bonds Q&A with Damir Bettini: selectivity remains key

Global corporate bonds Q&A with Damir Bettini: selectivity remains key

🕔10:18, 23.May 2021

A year on from the height of the COVID-19 crisis, credit spreads have returned to their pre-pandemic tight levels. Does this present an asymmetric return profile for corporate bonds? The scope for further spread tightening is limited, in our view.

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Lessons from the backyard on fiscal policy

Lessons from the backyard on fiscal policy

🕔13:09, 21.May 2021

Getting the balance correct between short-term relief checks and long-term infrastructure spending is critical Last summer, at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, I bought and built a swing set for my grandchildren. Construction was reasonably straightforward and – remarkably

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PULSe Indicator: Stability on the Surface, Currents Underneath

PULSe Indicator: Stability on the Surface, Currents Underneath

🕔14:53, 20.May 2021

Vaccination rollout/lockdowns lower pandemic risk.  PULSe is a composite indicator that is designed to monitor the state of global financial markets since the coronavirus crisis. It stands for Pandemic, Uncertainty, Liquidity, and Sentiment— four factors that we believe encompass much

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Sustainability in the time of uncertainty

Sustainability in the time of uncertainty

🕔15:28, 12.May 2021

Here is the third in a series of regular articles on current academic research into a range of responsible investment topics. The papers discussed were presented at the annual GRASFI [1] conference. The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound and immediate

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Spotlight

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Spotlight

🕔14:23, 11.May 2021

From tragedy comes unity and a commitment to improve.  Amid the tumultuous market environment of 2020, as virtually every country grappled with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, another important investment movement was emerging from a tragedy of a different kind.  The

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De opmars van AI

De opmars van AI

🕔14:17, 10.May 2021

Uitdagingen voor beleggers na de coronapandemie: Ook voordat de coronapandemie de wereld begin 2020 overspoelde, verspreidden kunstmatige intelligentie (AI) en gerelateerde technologieën zich al van hun bakermat – tech- en internetbedrijven – naar andere sectoren. Door de coronacrisis kwam de

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We expect to see a continued decline in active cases

We expect to see a continued decline in active cases

🕔10:06, 10.May 2021

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US

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When will U.S. daily life return to normal?

When will U.S. daily life return to normal?

🕔14:06, 5.May 2021

As the U.S. continues its COVID-19 vaccination program, the Return to Normal Index measures human activity data relative to prepandemic levels. The index is constructed by our data scientists and fundamental analysts and tracks activities in the U.S. including travel,

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Absolute Return is an Absolute Must

Absolute Return is an Absolute Must

🕔11:30, 5.May 2021

The coordinated central bank response to the COVID-19 crisis has pushed real yields in the developed world into firmly negative territory. While this policy action prevented a prolonged recession, it has left fixed-income investors grappling with an asset class where

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Columbia Threadneedle – Webinar – Sustainability in a post-Covid world

🕔11:00, 4.May 2021

Institutional investors are facing increasing government, regulatory, and member demand to invest sustainably. Sustainable investments were typically focussed on the environment and climate change mitigation strategies; but, although carbon-friendly assets are pivotal, investors are missing out on potential returns generated by other sustainable themes. 

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Navigating a Landscape of Interlinked Crises

Navigating a Landscape of Interlinked Crises

🕔10:57, 3.May 2021

Opportunities presented by public policy in the Biden era.  Within T. Rowe Price, our Public Policy Research team supports our analysts and portfolio managers through all stages of the investment process. We work closely with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) team to

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Columbia Threadneedle – Webinar – CIO market outlook

🕔11:00, 27.Apr 2021

A year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading around the world, we discussed how markets would react and the impact lockdowns would have on the global economy. The forecast was pretty accurate. However, helped by the efficacy of the vaccines and Fed stimulus, the recovery time frame has shortened and has brought with it an optimism which has caused markets to reflect this accelerated recovery.

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Activity numbers won’t all return to where they were before Covid

Activity numbers won’t all return to where they were before Covid

🕔15:02, 21.Apr 2021

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US

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Nostalgia in the Age of COVID

Nostalgia in the Age of COVID

🕔15:56, 15.Apr 2021

While the markets reflect an optimism borne of nostalgic thinking and a reopening narrative, the global economy faces many structural challenges that demand reflection and attention to what is priced and the cost of misplaced …

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Three Reasons Why Pent‑Up Demand Is Not a Growth Panacea

Three Reasons Why Pent‑Up Demand Is Not a Growth Panacea

🕔10:44, 15.Apr 2021

Investors hoping that pent-up demand will fuel a sustained post-coronavirus economic recovery in Europe may end up disappointed. Although a backlog of demand has built up during the lockdown, its potency is likely to be reduced by …

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The vaccine rollout can boost the support driven recovery

The vaccine rollout can boost the support driven recovery

🕔08:37, 15.Apr 2021

The economy remains on pause in many parts of the world, but the vaccine rollout is improving the prospect of normalization and supports a positive medium-term outlook. In the meantime, global economies remain heavily supported …

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Office-working: long-term symptoms or full recovery?

Office-working: long-term symptoms or full recovery?

🕔16:06, 14.Apr 2021

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of office workers worldwide were forced to work from home (WFH) for the majority of 2020. With this massive shift in employee work practice, many forecasters are predicting a …

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Fund manager interview: maintaining a global focus

Fund manager interview: maintaining a global focus

🕔12:12, 13.Apr 2021

With economies looking towards a post-Covid world and concerns around inflation growing, we talk to the manager of the Global Focus strategy about what 2021 might have in store

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Barometer: Laat de rally doorgaan

Barometer: Laat de rally doorgaan

🕔11:15, 12.Apr 2021

Barometer: Laat de rally doorgaan  April 2021 Ruime monetaire en fiscale stimulansen zouden de economie en de bedrijfswinsten een sterke duw in de rug moeten geven. Daarom blijven we de voorkeur geven aan cyclische aandelen. De wereldeconomie kent een sterke

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Asian equities inspire confidence, even after volatile quarter

Asian equities inspire confidence, even after volatile quarter

🕔10:53, 7.Apr 2021

Asian equities peaked twice in the first quarter amid optimism over the recovery in China, the prospect of improved relations between the new US administration and China, and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. Zhikai Chen, head of Asian equities, argues the outlook for much of the region remains positive, even after a valuation-related stumble.

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The post-COVID-19 world, with Capital Group’s Night Watch

The post-COVID-19 world, with Capital Group’s Night Watch

🕔12:05, 6.Apr 2021

Rembrandt’s masterpiece “The Night Watch” is the inspiration for a multidisciplinary research process at Capital Group. Everyone in the painting is looking in a different direction and it is this gathering of multiple perspectives that summarises our approach to gaining a deeper understanding of market disruptions, assessing the risks and evaluating the opportunities that arise during times of extreme crisis.

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Reflation trade on hold

Reflation trade on hold

🕔10:52, 6.Apr 2021

Valuations of risk assets have marked a pause in the face of a number of headwinds. In our view, valuations remain underpinned by ample central bank liquidity and the prospect, in the US, of further fiscal stimulus.

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Why the Eurozone Will Not Mirror China’s Post‑COVID Recovery

Why the Eurozone Will Not Mirror China’s Post‑COVID Recovery

🕔09:56, 2.Apr 2021

China’s success in quickly getting its economy back on track in the wake of the coronavirus will be studied closely by other regions hoping to achieve the same. The eurozone in particular, which faces the possibility of extended lockdowns as the European Union (EU) struggles with its …

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How vaccines are paving the way for the ‘grand reopening’

How vaccines are paving the way for the ‘grand reopening’

🕔16:55, 1.Apr 2021

6.45pm, 15 March 2021 – this is my appointment for a first dose of the Covid vaccine. I don’t want to give away my age, but by then approaching 25 million people will have received their first vaccine dose in the UK – close to half the adult population. I don’t know which vaccine I will get, but either way we are on our way. The grand reopening is coming.

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A Texas-Size Storm’s Global Implications for Plastics

A Texas-Size Storm’s Global Implications for Plastics

🕔16:04, 30.Mar 2021

When Covid-19 hit, many producers cut back production and drew down inventories as demand collapsed and the economic outlook was highly uncertain. While demand from cyclical end markets was hit hard, other end markets like …

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Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

🕔14:36, 24.Mar 2021

The magnitude of change and disruption experienced around the globe in 2020 was remarkable on many levels. The coronavirus pandemic enveloped the world, prompting widespread upheaval to established patterns of conducting business, communication, travel, and the daily lives of people and communities. Amid the evolving …

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A lot of questions, not many answers

A lot of questions, not many answers

🕔10:45, 23.Mar 2021

Bad news on the health front; volatile economic data; hopes that the US national 4th of July holiday can be celebrated with a BBQ; and further lockdowns, in place or imminent, in Europe. This odd concoction on the anniversary of the Great Lockdown did not keep …

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On pause… but vaccine rollout brings play closer

On pause… but vaccine rollout brings play closer

🕔10:52, 19.Mar 2021

The economy remains on pause in many parts of the world, but the vaccine rollout improves the odds of normalization and supports a positive medium-term outlook. In the meantime, global economies remain supported by the large stimulus measures from …

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COVID and beyond: navigating the markets

COVID and beyond: navigating the markets

🕔10:12, 18.Mar 2021

We share the views of some of our portfolio managers and economists on navigating the equity and fixed income markets in the year ahead and beyond. They also share how the last year has influenced long-term developments in economic and market outlooks. 

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The CAC 40 has Finally been Vaccinated against COVID

The CAC 40 has Finally been Vaccinated against COVID

🕔16:03, 17.Mar 2021

A year after the Covid-19 crisis struck, the US Congress approved the latest stimulus package, a massive $1.9 trillion plan representing 9% of GDP. It came only 3 months after a $900bn package was adopted.

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Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – March Update

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – March Update

🕔11:13, 16.Mar 2021

Since our February update, the Return to Normal Index has ticked up only slightly (Figure 1). This is not surprising: large segments of the population are still not eligible to get a vaccination. But the good news is that Covid cases, hospitalisations and positivity rates continue to fall precipitously, and vaccine distribution is accelerating. Among the index subcomponents …

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Pictet AM – Webinar – Human: een gelukkig leven als beleggingsfocus

🕔10:30, 16.Mar 2021

Webinar – Human: een gelukkig leven als beleggingsfocus Het is niet meer van deze tijd om van 9 tot 5 op kantoor te zitten en op je 65e met pensioen te gaan. De traditionele grenzen tussen de levensfases verdwijnen en

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Kansen ontdekken bij emittenten van bedrijfsobligaties uit opkomende markten

Kansen ontdekken bij emittenten van bedrijfsobligaties uit opkomende markten

🕔07:44, 11.Mar 2021

De kredietmarkt in opkomende landen heeft van nature een lagere blootstelling aan Covid-gevoelige sectoren (retail, luchtvaartmaatschappijen, horeca enz.) dan de ontwikkelde markten. Dat kan deels verklaren waarom het wanbetalingspercentage voor 2020 eindigde op 3,5 procent, ruim onder dat van de Amerikaanse high-yield …

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Solutions to the ever-growing plastic waste problem

Solutions to the ever-growing plastic waste problem

🕔15:20, 9.Mar 2021

Looking back over 2020 it was clearly an unusual year. The coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have required considerable adaptation. The resilience and determination people have shown is remarkable.

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Nieuwe Aziatische eeuw: kansen na de pandemie

Nieuwe Aziatische eeuw: kansen na de pandemie

🕔11:07, 9.Mar 2021

Een jaar nadat de Covid-19-uitbraak wijdverspreide sociale en economische problemen veroorzaakte, komt Azië sterker uit de crisis en heeft het continent een grotere invloed op de wereld. Het economische zwaartepunt van de wereld verplaatst zich dan ook gestaag naar het …

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Unearthing opportunities among EM corporate debt issuers

Unearthing opportunities among EM corporate debt issuers

🕔10:27, 8.Mar 2021

By nature, the emerging credit market has lower exposure to Covidsensitive sectors (retail, airlines, hospitality, etc.) than its developed markets (DM) peers. This may partly explain why the 2020 default rate …

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The green decade

The green decade

🕔11:35, 1.Mar 2021

There is no shortage of challenges for long term investors. The strong performance of risk assets in 2020 has further compressed return expectations, and there exists ongoing concern about (i) how economies will emerge from the current crisis …

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Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’?

🕔11:18, 23.Feb 2021

As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US economic activity might get back on track, as well as other measures of “normality” …

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