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Europe’s Stagflation Is Different in Kind and Much Harder to Remedy

Europe’s Stagflation Is Different in Kind and Much Harder to Remedy

🕔13:50, 19.Sep 2022

Europe’s energy supply shock is creating a painful stagflation, and policy makers face a difficult set of choices. Looking forward, structurally higher energy prices will be a long-term competitiveness challenge for Europe.

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Europe’s Stagflation Is Different in Kind and Much Harder to Remedy

Europe’s Stagflation Is Different in Kind and Much Harder to Remedy

🕔10:50, 7.Sep 2022

Europe’s energy supply shock is creating a painful stagflation, and policy makers face a difficult set of choices. Looking forward, structurally higher energy prices will be a long-term competitiveness challenge for Europe.

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Sustainability – Europe Institutional Investor Study 2022

Sustainability – Europe Institutional Investor Study 2022

🕔12:09, 1.Sep 2022

The 2022 Schroders Institutional Investor Study confirms once again how European investors have made sustainability an integral part of their activity, ahead of the global average in the race to net zero, regulatory agenda, and commitment to their role in

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ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

🕔13:17, 19.Aug 2022

Understanding the potential impact of climate change and the interaction between different stakeholders, initiatives, metrics, and tools presents challenges. There is a growing need for investors to understand the risks, opportunities and the impact on investment portfolios that come with

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Barometer: Winstberekening klopt niet

Barometer: Winstberekening klopt niet

🕔08:13, 18.Aug 2022

Aandelen blijven kwetsbaar voor een golf naar beneden bijgestelde winstprognoses, vooral in de VS en Europa. Vertragende economische groei, stijgende inflatie, strakker monetair beleid en verhoogde geopolitieke risico's hebben allemaal hun tol geëist in de financiële …

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Walk, Don’t Run: Mid-Year Update 2022

Walk, Don’t Run: Mid-Year Update 2022

🕔10:44, 28.Jul 2022

As we have highlighted for some time, our macro viewpoint remains that this cycle is different. Specifically, we see uneven supply constraints, higher levels of interest rates, and heightened geopolitical risks against a backdrop of slower real economic growth and

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Consequences of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine on Global LNG Markets

Consequences of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine on Global LNG Markets

🕔10:26, 27.Jul 2022

Russia’s war with Ukraine has led to a substantial demand shock from European countries for liquid natural gas (LNG) imports as the EU seeks to reduce its imports of Russian gas by two-thirds. They hope to offset the shortfall primarily

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Slowflation in the offing

Slowflation in the offing

🕔08:34, 6.Jul 2022

While some of the risk factors we spoke about last month – OPEC’s lack of cooperation and China’s lockdowns – have eased somewhat in recent weeks, growth and inflation concerns have continued to pile up, challenging policymakers and investors. The

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So Far, So Good…

So Far, So Good…

🕔12:26, 20.Jun 2022

With inflation at multi-decade highs and growth already slowing, investors were rightfully sceptical about the Fed’s ability to aggressively tackle inflation without sending the economy into recession having waited too long. Now two hikes in and messaging front-loading future hikes

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Where to Hide?

Where to Hide?

🕔15:39, 24.May 2022

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  War, inflation and lingering COVID-19 impacts have set the stage for a challenging start to 2022 for investors, with both stocks and bonds down over 9% in response. While dynamic, stocks and bonds on

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The Consumer Report

The Consumer Report

🕔08:03, 11.May 2022

Households are about to experience the biggest hit to disposable income in a long time. Rising inflation, continued supply chain constraints and now the Russia-Ukraine war have piled on seemingly all at once. The swelling piggybanks from stashing away cash

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State of the Banks

State of the Banks

🕔14:28, 5.May 2022

After a year of managing the challenges of the pandemic, the outlook on the European continent (and beyond) has only become more challenging with the crisis in Ukraine. Our thoughts and hopes are with those who struggle to see a

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Drivers of Deep value: International Evidence

Drivers of Deep value: International Evidence

🕔09:32, 3.May 2022

Evaluating the components of deep value returns in Europe and Japan

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

🕔10:57, 2.May 2022

Beginning of the End? The more than four-decade bull market for bonds, supported by low inflation and declining rates, that provided a tailwind of price appreciation on top of income, may finally be coming to an end. For bond investors,

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Financial markets remain fragile

Financial markets remain fragile

🕔15:10, 26.Apr 2022

After the substantial fiscal and monetary policy measures implemented in the wake of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, a slowdown in global growth comes as no surprise to anyone. Most of the stimulus in the form of direct payments

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Recovery in Europe

Recovery in Europe

🕔14:58, 29.Mar 2022

In spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2021, European equity markets were buoyant, recovering well from the extreme volatility of the previous year. The S&P Europe 350® was up 26.1% in 2021.

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Chaos and Consequences

Chaos and Consequences

🕔12:21, 23.Mar 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked the world, and while the immediate concerns are the human toll on the Ukrainian people, the implications and aftermath will be felt far beyond the region. With the European continent being thrown into chaos

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There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen

🕔12:11, 22.Mar 2022

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, more than three decades ago, the NATO had tried to encourage dialogue with Russia. But, since 2014—when the previous severe political crisis between Ukraine and Russia took place, most of the cooperation efforts

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Russia-Ukraine war looms over European equity markets

Russia-Ukraine war looms over European equity markets

🕔10:26, 22.Mar 2022

European equities are caught in the crosshairs of the war between Russia and Ukraine, down 12.6% Year to Date 1 . Equity risk premiums 2 in Europe have risen sharply owing to accelerating earnings yields despite the recent rise in

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War made the State

War made the State

🕔16:35, 21.Mar 2022

Major political economy shifts often coincide with wars or preparation of wars. They do not simply affect how resources are affected to defend against external threats. They also shape priorities on civil spending to maximize internal social cohesion. Building a

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Dark days for Ukraine

Dark days for Ukraine

🕔14:47, 21.Mar 2022

Investors’ Outlook: It’s hard to escape the news of a European country and its capital about to be flogged into submission by an aggressive superpower. Kyiv, a beautiful and lively city on a hill above the Dnipro river, has in

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Investing in growing opportunities in Europe

Investing in growing opportunities in Europe

🕔10:30, 18.Mar 2022

Key takeaways The track record of a company’s management team is a key indicator for understanding future potential. There are interesting examples of growing companies attempting to disrupt large industries. Europe is a fertile hunting ground across many different industries.

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Pulse

Pulse

🕔14:45, 16.Mar 2022

After deploying a military contingent of nearly 180,000 soldiers around Ukraine's borders, President Putin has considerably toughened the tone towards Kiev, accusing the Ukrainian authorities of wanting to join NATO and of posing a threat to Russia's security. On February

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European equity market: the great value rotation and the dividend appeal

European equity market: the great value rotation and the dividend appeal

🕔10:21, 9.Mar 2022

January 2022 was a record month for European value equity, in terms of its outperformance vs. growth. The market’s reassessment of central banks’ actions after their hawkish turn has driven real yields higher and benefitted value stocks, while growth sectors

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

🕔10:00, 3.Mar 2022

 Equity markets are off to their worst start of the year since 2009 as they continue to price in the Federal Reserve’s hawkish pivot and the probability of over five rate hikes this year. The drawdown in equities has been

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

🕔10:51, 24.Feb 2022

 Equity markets are off to their worst start of the year since 2009 as they continue to price in the Federal Reserve’s hawkish pivot and the probability of over five rate hikes this year. The drawdown in equities has been

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Europe: 6 reasons for higher inflation and faster growth

Europe: 6 reasons for higher inflation and faster growth

🕔10:17, 18.Feb 2022

Against the spectre of soaring energy prices, labour shortages and supply chain constraints, a question that has arisen in the US has landed firmly on European shores: will inflation continue to rise and how persistent will it be? The prevailing

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Holiday Rush

Holiday Rush

🕔13:53, 25.Jan 2022

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  The Federal Reserve turned decisively more hawkish at its December meeting, announcing an acceleration of the pace of tapering, which will now end asset purchases by March, and guided towards a midyear start

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Year 3 and counting…

Year 3 and counting…

🕔11:40, 25.Jan 2022

Inflation has returned decisively onto the global economic scene. In the United States, headline CPI (Consumer Price Index) reached close to 7% in November, the highest in nearly 40 years; in the euro area it reached close to 5%, the

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Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

🕔14:25, 20.Dec 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe: While stocks have broadly rallied nearly 80% off the lows of March 2020, leadership within has flip‑flopped between expensive, defensive growth …

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European equities: Stock selection guided by razor-sharp research will be the holy grail

European equities: Stock selection guided by razor-sharp research will be the holy grail

🕔14:17, 17.Dec 2021

2021 was a year of booming markets which were in danger of overheating before the Omicron Covid-19 variant came along. A profit boom on both sides of the Atlantic has supported equity markets, with the US looking exceptionally strong in

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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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European Secular Outlook: The Prospect of More Stability

European Secular Outlook: The Prospect of More Stability

🕔11:02, 8.Dec 2021

The COVID-19 crisis spurs cohesion, but fresh challenges await The economic shock of COVID-19 and mounting concerns over climate change have fostered improved coordination among European policymakers. We believe this has reduced left tail risks and set the stage for

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® – Road to recovery

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® – Road to recovery

🕔08:06, 2.Dec 2021

As European economies have started to recover from the pandemic, there is a clear upturn in confidence among property industry leaders although many are still coming to terms with the radical changes to the business of real estate brought about

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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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Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

🕔13:37, 19.Nov 2021

Two factors have interested us in Europe in 2021. First, there has been a value rally since November 2020, particularly in smaller companies. The onset of the pandemic in Europe in early 2020 initially saw value and cyclical stocks, typically

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe

🕔14:07, 17.Nov 2021

Just as the global economy is finally gaining traction after delta variant setbacks, some economies are facing severe energy shortages, with energy prices up over 70% since last year. The impacts are being felt across Europe, which is facing shortages

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Green revolution re-energises utility stocks

Green revolution re-energises utility stocks

🕔10:23, 5.Nov 2021

After three straight years of stellar performance, European renewable energy stocks have fallen back to earth in 2021. But the future is still bright for green power as the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy gathers pace. In the short

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Europe: reasons for optimism…and caution

Europe: reasons for optimism…and caution

🕔09:01, 29.Oct 2021

The European economic recovery is well under way: gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Europe’s major economies was stronger than expected over Q2, notably in Italy and Spain. As European economies are opening up, services activity has recovered sharply, boosted

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Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

🕔09:12, 29.Sep 2021

Equities have remained buoyant over the past weeks despite some challenges (China regulation, Afghanistan crisis), primarily due to the exceptional earnings seasons in the US and Europe. Looking ahead, we identify three main themes: the spread of the Delta Covid

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Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

🕔15:06, 28.Sep 2021

A broad spectrum of central banks fear climate change could spark the next financial crisis. For this reason, regulators in Europe and the UK are already beginning to scrutinise banks’ resilience to climate change – looking into both the likely

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Rock and a Hard Place

Rock and a Hard Place

🕔14:29, 21.Sep 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  Coming out of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled that the Fed could begin to wind down its monthly bond buying by year-end, if the economy and coronavirus

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Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

🕔15:03, 15.Sep 2021

Special Europe: invest in the recovery In a nutshell As the European economy is recovering from the largest economic shock of modern history, we are revising our growth and inflation assumptions to the upside. Although the path to recovery is

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BII Global weekly commentary

BII Global weekly commentary

🕔10:38, 15.Sep 2021

BII Global weekly commentary Europe is in the spotlight this month, with a key European Central Bank (ECB) meeting and a pivotal German election that could have significant medium-term implications for the fiscal stance of Europe’s largest economy. We see

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Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

Markets in 3D: Delta, Deceleration and Divergences

🕔18:14, 8.Sep 2021

Equities have remained buoyant over the past weeks despite some challenges (China regulation, Afghanistan crisis), primarily due to the exceptional earnings seasons in the US and Europe. Looking ahead, we identify three main themes: the spread of the Delta Covid

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Real Estate Outlook – Edition 3, 2021

Real Estate Outlook – Edition 3, 2021

🕔15:52, 3.Sep 2021

Recovery in the economy and real estate investment markets gathered pace in the second quarter, though the new Delta variant of the virus poses a threat. Real estate showed strong returns in the first half of the year, driven by

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Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

🕔08:16, 2.Sep 2021

When it comes to America’s biggest technology companies, it seems like regulatory risk has never been higher. Most large technology platforms are facing pressure from US and European authorities, while lawmakers on Capitol Hill seem more inclined to doing something

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Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

🕔15:54, 1.Sep 2021

Responsible Investment has witnessed strong growth over the past five years. However, the past six months have seen it embark on a much steeper trajectory. If we take a Google Analytics view on worldwide searches for “ESG” (environmental, social and

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European commercial real estate: play the re-opening with quality assets

European commercial real estate: play the re-opening with quality assets

🕔14:19, 25.Aug 2021

The European economy is emerging from its worst economic slump since the Great Depression. As the vaccine rollout progresses quickly across the continent, mitigation measures and travel bans are being lifted, allowing growth to revive. As the European economy recovers,

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The eurozone’s sleeping giant

The eurozone’s sleeping giant

🕔12:58, 19.Aug 2021

According to the latest Sentix Euro Break-up Index, the probability that the euro will break up within the next twelve months, as perceived by investors, is at an all-time low. Volatility in eurozone government bonds has all but fizzled out.

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