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5 years old, but wiser than its years

5 years old, but wiser than its years

🕔13:04, 2.Dec 2020

Capital Group New Perspective Fund (LUX)  It’s been five years since Capital Group launched its New Perspective strategy in a Luxembourgdomiciled vehicle, giving investors in Europe and Asia access to a core global equity strategy with a successful 47-year track

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Covid-19 vaccines, lockdowns and equities

Covid-19 vaccines, lockdowns and equities

🕔09:41, 2.Dec 2020

Multi-asset | November 2020   Coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate in the US and Europe, so why are equities reaching new highs?  With the Covid-19 case count rising rapidly across the United States and Europe, the immediate economic

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White Paper: European Small Caps – Rising Stars

White Paper: European Small Caps – Rising Stars

🕔07:47, 2.Dec 2020

White Paper: European Small Caps – Rising Stars The big story in 2020 has been the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy, government finances and corporate earnings, leading to heightened levels of equity market volatility. Smaller companies

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Investment Outlook 2021 – Legacy of the Lockdowns

Investment Outlook 2021 – Legacy of the Lockdowns

🕔09:54, 1.Dec 2020

Investment Outlook 2021 – Legacy of the Lockdowns   TAKEAWAYS The global economy faced a crisis of unprecedented magnitude following the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. A sharp global contraction in early 2020, and possible renewed dip in Europe in the fourth

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UBP – Flash Update: UBAM – Hybrid Bond | opportunity in European Banks AT1 bonds (Podcast)

UBP – Flash Update: UBAM – Hybrid Bond | opportunity in European Banks AT1 bonds (Podcast)

🕔11:03, 23.Nov 2020

UBAM – Hybrid Bond Opportunity in European Banks AT1 bonds Key takeaways: Fundamentally, European banks are solid with strong capital ratios and should exit the Covid-19 crisis unscathed The macro picture continues to improve, assisted by significant central bank support

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Why pension funds should be allocating to European banks

Why pension funds should be allocating to European banks

🕔12:56, 20.Nov 2020

"With deficits growing and the outlook uncertain, finding yield and assets that will benefit, rather than suffer, from the current policy response, is a growing problem. We believe cocos fit the bill for these issues."

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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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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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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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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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Weekly Market Recap – 12 october 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 12 october 2020

🕔09:50, 13.Oct 2020

Wall Street kept a close eye on on-again, off-again negotiations over a new coronavirus relief package. Shares rose Monday after reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had spoken by phone and were prepared to exchange

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Welcome to a new high yield universe

Welcome to a new high yield universe

🕔07:48, 7.Oct 2020

European Gazette / Summer 2020 As we started Q4 in 2019, we saw the economic cycle coming to an end. We were slightly perturbed that markets wanted to be quite bullish as Q3 numbers showed firms meeting and beating expectations.

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Weekly Market Recap – 5 October 2020

Weekly Market Recap – 5 October 2020

🕔09:13, 6.Oct 2020

Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA Summary for the week ending on Friday, 2 October  The political environment seemed to play a large role in driving sentiment last week. Investors kept a close eye on conflicting signals on stimulus negotiations between Treasury Secretary

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Coronavirus: what now for economies and markets?

Coronavirus: what now for economies and markets?

🕔15:31, 2.Oct 2020

European Gazette / Summer 2020 It’s been a tumultuous time for investors everywhere. Momentum is the key when looking at future prospects for stock markets and employment prospects across the continent Europe is now more than half a year into

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Gravity wins in the end

Gravity wins in the end

🕔09:30, 29.Sep 2020

Research & Strategy Insights  The sense of disappointment on the state of the recovery is particularly acute in Europe, where the traditional macro indicators, such as the PMIs or the forward-looking components of the national surveys, are already pointing to

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European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

European ETF Industry Evolution: 2 Crises Survived and 10 Years of Growth

🕔11:30, 23.Sep 2020

While ETFs have been available in Europe since 2000, in the 10 years following the Global Financial Crisis we have seen a boom in ETF asset growth. Over this period, ETFs in Europe have seen a compounded annual growth rate

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Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

Enduring Yield: European Commercial Real Estate Debt

🕔09:37, 21.Sep 2020

The European real-estate debt market has changed dramatically since the Global Financial Crisis, with bank lending activity – constrained by regulatory capital and oversight – creating a structural opportunity for non-bank lenders to exploit. As such, we believe European commercial

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:09, 15.Sep 2020

The continuing lack of progress in Congress on a new stimulus package seemed to be weighing on sentiment, with investors particularly worried about the building financial pressures on states and municipalities. On Thursday, Republicans brought …

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Economic and Political Backdrop

Economic and Political Backdrop

🕔07:41, 8.Sep 2020

The US A light week for economic data was highlighted by the Labour Department’s monthly non-farm payroll report, showing that employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, a number in line with consensus estimates. Temporary workers who were hired to

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The EU Recovery Fund: An Unprecedented Step, But No Panacea

The EU Recovery Fund: An Unprecedented Step, But No Panacea

🕔14:52, 3.Sep 2020

The European Union’s EUR 750 billion recovery fund is a historic move that could pave the way for fiscal integration for the bloc. The macroeconomic reforms linked to the fund will not, however, be enough to generate long‑term growth or

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Implications of a weaker dollar

Implications of a weaker dollar

🕔15:12, 12.Aug 2020

Weekly commentary A prolonged period of U.S. dollar gains has reversed abruptly. The policy revolution to cushion the pandemic’s blow is a key driver, as it has eroded the dollar’s interest rate advantage and helped lift risk appetite off its

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Applied philosophy

Applied philosophy

🕔11:21, 10.Aug 2020

Factors in two flavours  Strange things are happening with factors. Was the market turbulence in February and March just a dream? Factors seem to tell us that the market …

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European Fund Industry Review—H1 2020

European Fund Industry Review—H1 2020

🕔13:19, 6.Aug 2020

The European fund industry faced estimated net inflows in H1 2020. The overall fund flows for mutual funds in Europe amounted to estimated net inflows of €123.0 bn for H1 2020. • Money market funds (+€152.5 bn) were the best-selling

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔12:59, 5.Aug 2020

Summary for the week ending on Friday, 30 July  Last week’s corporate earnings reports demonstrated that some major companies are benefiting from the pandemic’s impact on consumer patterns. This was on clear display Thursday evening, when Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple and

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:24, 4.Aug 2020

Summary for the week ending on Friday, 30 July  Last week’s corporate earnings reports demonstrated that some major companies are benefiting from the pandemic’s impact on consumer patterns. This was on clear display Thursday evening, when Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple and

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EU agreement: a powerful answer that can lift further EU assets and ESG investing

EU agreement: a powerful answer that can lift further EU assets and ESG investing

🕔09:24, 27.Jul 2020

The agreement reached among EU leaders at the end of the longest European Council in history regarding a comprehensive package worth €1,824bn – including the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU (NGEU) instrument – is a significant

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Favoring Euro stocks in global restart

Favoring Euro stocks in global restart

🕔13:16, 22.Jul 2020

We consider European stocks the most attractive regional exposure to a multispeed global restart, especially versus emerging markets outside of north Asia. We could see a $1-1.5 trillion U.S. fiscal package that extends some, but not all, federal stimulus measures

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Waiting for the parachute to open

Waiting for the parachute to open

🕔09:46, 21.Jul 2020

Although in relative terms Europe appears to be in “a good place” at the moment, to borrow words from Christine Lagarde, daunting challenges still abound. The virus is much better controlled than in the US, but given the lower European

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Leveraged loan investment and ESG in light of Covid-19

Leveraged loan investment and ESG in light of Covid-19

🕔15:26, 17.Jul 2020

Will it change our style and perception of value?  This paper focuses on ESG in the context of the Covid-19 ‘coronavirus’ pandemic, specifically in the syndicated European bank loan market. Amid the global health crisis, there has been a renewed

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The Eurozone’s Hamiltonian Movement

The Eurozone’s Hamiltonian Movement

🕔15:15, 17.Jul 2020

The European Recovery Instrument is Neither a Hamiltonian Moment nor a non-Hamiltonian Muddle  We answer key questions about new EU proposals for a joint fiscal cushion in response to COVID-19: Are these plans a “Hamiltonian Moment” — after Alexander Hamilton’s

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Bank dividend bans: Three market implications

Bank dividend bans: Three market implications

🕔15:03, 17.Jul 2020

Regulators in the UK and Europe have introduced a de-facto ban on bank dividends. The rationale for this is that banks provide a critical part of the monetary transmission mechanism. Regulators want to ensure that banks don’t compromise their ability

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Hydrogen: the missing link

Hydrogen: the missing link

🕔07:52, 16.Jul 2020

The European Commission has introduced the “Green Deal”, a plan to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050. Hydrogen plays an important role in the plan. On 10 June, the German government announced its hydrogen strategy, a plan that …

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Time to play a cyclical recovery in European equity

Time to play a cyclical recovery in European equity

🕔11:32, 15.Jul 2020

Cyclical conditions are turning more positive for Europe. Easing geopolitical risk and the prospect of massive fiscal resources (national and EU-wide) and monetary support could support a recovery in 2021. The improved …

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔11:09, 14.Jul 2020

US stocks jumped at the start of trading last Monday, with many attributing the strength to a front-page editorial in the China Securities Journal, stating that “fostering a healthy bull market after the pandemic is now more important to …

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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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How a virus may speed up the energy transition

How a virus may speed up the energy transition

🕔14:59, 9.Jul 2020

What the last few months taught us about winners, losers and survivors in European electricity markets.  The Covid-19 pandemic already looks set to cause the biggest drop in global energy demand in modern history in 2020.  Especially in Europe, the

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Warming up to Europe

Warming up to Europe

🕔11:34, 24.Jun 2020

BII Global weekly commentary We are warming up to European assets as the region steps up its policy response and demonstrates relative success in tamping virus growth. We are tracking the interplay of containment measures and mobility changes on activity

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Covid-19: short-term pain, long-term opportunities for European commercial real estate

Covid-19: short-term pain, long-term opportunities for European commercial real estate

🕔11:39, 22.Jun 2020

Over the past few weeks, most Western economies have remained frozen by the lockdown measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures have already had an unprecedented economic impact, but the magnitude of the long-term fallout is difficult to

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A Just Energy Transition: Impacts on European Power Producers

A Just Energy Transition: Impacts on European Power Producers

🕔09:45, 22.Jun 2020

European power generation companies are critical actors in a Just Transition to renewable energy. At Candriam, as ESG analysts we have surveyed and evaluated the extent to which these companies are integrating the social consequences into their planning and decisions.

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Next Generation EU: corona als katalysator voor klimaatplannen en digitalisering

Next Generation EU: corona als katalysator voor klimaatplannen en digitalisering

🕔08:00, 19.Jun 2020

Obligaties uitgegeven door de Europese Unie (EU); waar het voor de coronapandemie niet voor mogelijk werd gehouden, staat dit nu in het plan van de Europese Commissie om de Europese economie een nodige kickstart te geven. Als het pakket wordt

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Aegon AM – Webinar – Aegon European ABS – live webinar with Frank Meijer and Egbert Bronsema

🕔11:00, 16.Jun 2020

Webinar – Aegon European ABS – live webinar with Frank Meijer and Egbert Bronsema Three months after fixed income markets reacted to the shock of the global pandemic and the unprecedented measures taken by central banks and governments, we look

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ESG Deepens Insights in European High Yield

ESG Deepens Insights in European High Yield

🕔12:51, 11.Jun 2020

KEY INSIGHTS ESG factors are incorporated into the research process, serving as an important input into decision‑making. The growing importance of ESG in Europe is having a trickle‑down effect on companies. Seeing a greater awareness of ESG among high yield companies,

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔08:41, 9.Jun 2020

Upside surprises in labour market data appeared to drive much of last week’s positive sentiment. Stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, following a much smallerthan-expected decline in ADP’s tally of monthly payrolls. The payroll processing …

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Music, Moonlight, Love and Romance in European Fixed Income

Music, Moonlight, Love and Romance in European Fixed Income

🕔10:39, 5.Jun 2020

Monetary accommodation and fiscal stimulus are abundant, but the outlook for many companies is less stellar. Corporate defaults will undoubtedly rise significantly. There is now greater yield dispersion between the northern and southern members of the Eurozone, between high-yield and

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Define ”Big”

Define ”Big”

🕔10:53, 2.Jun 2020

Research & Strategy Insights  The European Commission “doubled down” on the Franco-German initiative and came out with a bigger quantum for its “Next Generation” package and proposals for new “own resources”. This is politically important. While we are still very

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Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap

🕔10:00, 2.Jun 2020

Optimism about the gradual reopening of the global economy seemed to be the primary driver of sentiment last week. As restrictions on public gatherings continued …

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Economic and Political Backdrop

Economic and Political Backdrop

🕔10:11, 26.May 2020

Weekly Market Recap Stocks started last week strong, helped by news of encouraging early test results for a possible coronavirus vaccine. Moderna Therapeutics announced that its …

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Safe havens and QE in this week’s Top Five

Safe havens and QE in this week’s Top Five

🕔10:54, 23.May 2020

#21 A variety of publications in this week’s Top Five, please see below the best read publications: On the fifth place, Blackrock‘s Weekly Commentary “Europe bond outlook under review“: Including their weekly chart: Neuberger Berman‘s “Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20”

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EZ: crisis does not hit all countries equally hard

EZ: crisis does not hit all countries equally hard

🕔13:16, 21.May 2020

The GDP data of the EU countries for 1Q developed very differently. Interestingly, there is no clear correlation between the duration of the quarantine measures taken and the economic damage caused. It is noticeable that countries such as Austria, Germany,

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Sentiment should brighten in May

Sentiment should brighten in May

🕔09:38, 18.May 2020

Week Ahead Focus: Eurozone PMI data, Eurozone inflation  Looking ahead to next week (May 21), a first flash estimate of PMI data for the manufacturing and service sectors in the Eurozone, Germany and France for May will be released. In

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