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An update on our ESG scores

An update on our ESG scores

🕔08:10, 29.Apr 2021

In February 2018, Templeton Global Macro (TGM) released its original paper on the topic of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in sovereign fixed income investing. The paper (Global Macro Shifts—issue 9 [GMS-9]) explored the team’s novel approach to ESG

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Reason to Worry?

Reason to Worry?

🕔14:24, 22.Apr 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  Equity markets are riding higher on unwavering optimism, which has driven the S&P 500 up over 20% above its pre-COVID-19 levels. Despite higher valuations, bouts of risk and pockets of froth in the

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Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

🕔09:24, 20.Apr 2021

China, Japan, technology, and value have potential to shape global markets in 2021 and beyond. T. Rowe Price Insights on International Equities: The rapid rise of China to the world’s second‑largest economy is widely observed. Yet, investors appear to underappreciate China’s

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Staying the course

Staying the course

🕔15:17, 19.Apr 2021

Strategic Sector Selector  Global equity markets posted strong returns in 2021 Q1 after a double-digit rise in the final quarter of last year despite a renewed rise in infection rates in Europe, South Asia and South America. We think the

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Leveraging a Diversity of Perspectives on Rising Rates

Leveraging a Diversity of Perspectives on Rising Rates

🕔12:18, 14.Apr 2021

Just as the sudden shutdown of much of the global economy at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was unprecedented, the expected recovery in 2021 is likely to be unique. Developed market central banks seem determined to maintain …

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Think EQuilibrium

Think EQuilibrium

🕔15:11, 13.Apr 2021

Welcome to EQuilibrium — This new, annual global research explores the drivers of investor behavior and their impact on people, portfolios and problem-solving, with a particular focus on alternatives, responsible investing and the human side of asset management. We also look at the beliefs, mindsets and …

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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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Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

🕔09:51, 8.Apr 2021

We have sold Tesla from our Global Sustainable Equity portfolios, having held the shares since early 2019. This sale follows a downgrade in our internal sustainability ranking.

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The great rate debate

The great rate debate

🕔08:57, 2.Apr 2021

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9tn American Recovery Plan into law this month, adding to the $0.9tn stimulus in late 2020. Debate is turning to the next bill on longer-term infrastructure, clean infrastructure and inequality measures …

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Fasten Your Seatbelt for More Interest Rate Volatility

Fasten Your Seatbelt for More Interest Rate Volatility

🕔12:13, 1.Apr 2021

Rising global bond yields and interest rate volatility have been dominant themes in fixed income markets so far this year. In our latest investment team meetings, we discussed how likely these trends are to continue—and the potential implications for bond markets and central bank policies if they do.

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The blue economy in numbers

The blue economy in numbers

🕔10:39, 1.Apr 2021

Growth, employment, consumption, renewable energy…These are all indicators that reflect the rapid rise of the ‘blue economy’ and its growing contribution to business and industry, better living standards and the development of a more responsible global economy.

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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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T. Rowe Price Strategy Focus on Global Impact Equity

T. Rowe Price Strategy Focus on Global Impact Equity

🕔11:56, 25.Mar 2021

The strategy maintains a focus on companies that we believe offer a positive impact today and an underappreciated impact in the future, as well as sustainability and robustness in their future earnings and cash flow growth. And our fundamental research platform and dedicated Responsible Investing (RI) team—which is focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues— provide  …

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A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

🕔15:51, 24.Mar 2021

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The start-stop lockdowns that followed the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak made it particularly tough for many businesses and individuals to adapt.

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Carbon Capture: Capturing, Storing and using Carbon

Carbon Capture: Capturing, Storing and using Carbon

🕔14:12, 18.Mar 2021

The global economy runs on energy and, by and large, energy still requires greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency can reduce demand; renewables are driving down the cost of carbonfree energy and can be coupled with storage or …

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UBP – Webinar – Global Fixed Income Markets: return to Normality?

🕔09:30, 16.Mar 2021

Webinar – Global Fixed Income Markets: return to Normality? The coronavirus pandemic triggered one of the most severe economic crises since the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008. Twelve months after the initial Covid-19 shock, Mohammed Kazmi – Portfolio Manager &

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Your Move, Mr. Powell?

Your Move, Mr. Powell?

🕔09:15, 16.Mar 2021

After years of muted inflation, investors are becoming concerned as a massive amount of pent-up demand is expected to be unleashed as the economy reemerges in the coming months, bringing higher price pressures. The excess savings that consumers have accumulated over the past year, plus an additional near USD 1.9 trillion fiscal package on the way, could also lead to demand …

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Some like it hot?

Some like it hot?

🕔12:16, 15.Mar 2021

We have seen an exceptionally sharp pickup in growth expectations, centered on the United States. Economists have adopted a narrative of a rapid fiscally fueled expansion, which supports a strong rebound in corporate earnings. Some of the drivers are global in nature, such as the continued rollout of vaccines that appear to be having the desired effect …

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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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Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

🕔10:51, 3.Mar 2021

The shift towards a more sustainable global economy continues to accelerate. At Aegon AM, we believe this secular shift will continue to present opportunities for investors. Entire industries and sectors are evolving as consumers and investors alike demand sustainable solutions, and governments around the world enact regulations to drive sustainability. From …

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Off to a Quick Start

Off to a Quick Start

🕔14:27, 17.Feb 2021

While the Biden administration put eradicating the coronavirus at the top of its agenda, taking action on regulations with executive orders has also been a top priority. Deregulation was a defining focus of …

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A new era of investing

A new era of investing

🕔12:05, 17.Feb 2021

2020 saw unprecedented change around the globe – economically, socially and politically. The most significant impacts resulted from the global coronavirus pandemic which has potentially changed many aspects of life for ever. The investment landscape has been changing too …

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The virus is keeping the economy on hold

The virus is keeping the economy on hold

🕔16:25, 16.Feb 2021

The economic rebound slowed in the fourth quarter, after a strong rebound in the third quarter and a very sharp contraction in the first half of the year. Global economies remain supported by the large stimulus measures from fiscal and monetary institutions. The positive vaccine …

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It is time to look at the future of #Equities – Research Highlights

It is time to look at the future of #Equities – Research Highlights

🕔13:23, 16.Feb 2021

With the S&P 500 already gaining around 4.27% year-to-date while COVID-19 still lingers through the western world and the U.S. economy shrunk by 3.5% in 2020, it is time to look at the future of equities.

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Video: Capital Ideas Talks with Martyn Hole

Video: Capital Ideas Talks with Martyn Hole

🕔16:37, 11.Feb 2021

Capital Ideas Talks with Martyn Hole Investment Director, Martyn Hole, shares his view on the outlook for equity markets. He explains why the backdrop is broadly supportive of equity valuations, considers the prospects for different sectors, examines how events of

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Europe’s global leaders offer some attractive opportunities

Europe’s global leaders offer some attractive opportunities

🕔14:31, 10.Feb 2021

With the pandemic-induced shutdown of 2020 — which caused the worst recession since the Great Depression — behind us, solid growth is expected across major economies in 2021, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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How Are Investors Changing?

How Are Investors Changing?

🕔08:27, 10.Feb 2021

How Are Investors Changing?  ESG Asset Owner Survey How are investors’ priorities and practices changing when it comes to ESG investing, sustainability and impact? What are today’s key ESG implementation challenges? Seeking clarity on the issues, we surveyed 256 investors

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Gains Still to Be Found in Global Equities

Gains Still to Be Found in Global Equities

🕔13:17, 1.Feb 2021

Seizing the opportunities that higher volatility and mixed news flow will create. Equity markets delivered extraordinary returns in 2020, but the first quarter of 2021 will certainly test investors, given the return of uneven and contradictory news flow. Expectations of

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – Global Markets and the Implications for Asset Allocators – Q1 2021

🕔11:00, 28.Jan 2021

Webinar Global Markets and the Implications for Asset Allocators – Q1 2021 Join us on 28 January at 10:00am GMT / 11:00am CET for our quarterly asset allocation webinar. Yoram Lustig, Head of Multi-Asset Solutions EMEA, will discuss key asset

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Podcast: Flash Update – UBP Global & Absolute Return Fixed Income Outlook 2021

Podcast: Flash Update – UBP Global & Absolute Return Fixed Income Outlook 2021

🕔11:48, 27.Jan 2021

Key takeaways: 1) We anticipate that the global growth recovery will remain intact as vaccine distribution will allow economies to gradually normalise, 2) Monetary and fiscal policy shall remain accommodative, 3) We expect this to be a positive environment for credit, whilst interest rate markets have room to breathe higher

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2021 Global Multi-Asset Outlook

2021 Global Multi-Asset Outlook

🕔08:31, 27.Jan 2021

Markets are entering the new year optimistic about the successful development of vaccines to combat the spread of COVID-19, seeing the news as a light at the end of the dark tunnel that was 2020. The extreme enthusiasm, however, has driven many markets to record highs, extending valuations and creating a rotation toward cheaper stocks in more cyclically …

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Glimpses of light at the tunnel’s end

Glimpses of light at the tunnel’s end

🕔16:03, 25.Jan 2021

After a rollercoaster 2020 for European high yield markets, 2021 looks set to be more stable. Fears of high levels of corporate defaults have proved unjustified, allowing high yield to rebound in 2020 and setting the scene for the coming year. While the second Covid-19 wave, and the new variant, are weighing on recovery, once vaccinations bring the virus under control a degree of normality …

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Chasing unicorns

Chasing unicorns

🕔14:05, 25.Jan 2021

Unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus and late-year positive news on vaccines fueled a relentless rally in …

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2021 wereldeconomie: de meest spraakmakende personen

2021 wereldeconomie: de meest spraakmakende personen

🕔08:02, 25.Jan 2021

2021 wereldeconomie: de meest spraakmakende personen Traditioneel wordt aan het einde van ieder kalenderjaar de balans opgemaakt en vliegen de ranglijsten je om de oren. Wij pakken het anders aan: welke personen moet u in 2021 in de gaten houden,

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In the money: Financial exchanges hit the sweet spot

In the money: Financial exchanges hit the sweet spot

🕔14:31, 21.Jan 2021

Financial sector headlines are often dominated by banks and insurers. But there is one area that has emerged as a steady grower and dividend payer: financial exchanges. Exchanges’ gains contrast against steep declines in the broader financials sector, where traditional banks in particular have grappled with ultra-low rates and a slowing global economy. Over the …

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Global emerging markets: gaining momentum

Global emerging markets: gaining momentum

🕔22:09, 12.Jan 2021

Global emerging markets: gaining momentum Despite its huge impact on health and wellbeing, the Covid-19 pandemic has done little to disrupt the powerful structural trends driving growth in emerging markets (EMs). We expect these trends to gain additional momentum in

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A new investment order

A new investment order

🕔16:21, 12.Jan 2021

A new investment order – 2021 global outlook We have entered a new investment order. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated profound shifts in how economies and societies operate. We see transformations across sustainability, inequality, geopolitics and macro policy. This is

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Continued support for asset returns

Continued support for asset returns

🕔12:09, 12.Jan 2021

Continued support for asset returns 2021 Capital Market Expectations We believe global stocks have greater performance potential than global bonds, supported by sustained growth and moderate inflation. With short-term interest rates and government bond term premia remaining below historical averages,

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The builder’s guide to Bitcoin

The builder’s guide to Bitcoin

🕔08:08, 6.Jan 2021

Uncommon truths  Looking at global stock indices, you wouldn’t know there had been a global pandemic and recession during 2020. On the other hand, gold bears witness to the problems and Bitcoin has recently taken up the mantle. Applying our

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Global IG: don’t underestimate changed behaviours

Global IG: don’t underestimate changed behaviours

🕔15:30, 4.Jan 2021

Global Perspectives 2021 We came into 2020 on the back of one of the longest expansion phases ever, with increasingly loose monetary policy extending the growth cycle. Because of that growth and low interest rates, companies had been gearing up

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Repositioning Portfolios for a Brave New World

Repositioning Portfolios for a Brave New World

🕔13:26, 23.Dec 2020

Monthly Investment Outlook – December Key points Downside risks weigh on Q4 growth in several countries due to rising contagion and pressure on hospitals; European activity should contract in Q4, and a parallel slowdown is expected in the US, while

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Global Asset Allocation: The View From Emea

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Emea

🕔13:00, 22.Dec 2020

December 2020 Digging for Value Promising news on COVID-19 vaccines has triggered optimism for a return to normal next year, buoying deeply cyclical segments of the market that have been the hardest hit by shutdowns. November saw a strong rebound

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Uncovering Opportunities in Noninvestment‑Grade Credit

Uncovering Opportunities in Noninvestment‑Grade Credit

🕔09:50, 18.Dec 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on Global Fixed Income Credit analysis can reveal value in bank loans, high yield bonds High yield bonds and bank loans (or leveraged loans) represent two forms of noninvestment‑grade credit exposure. Both sectors have various strengths and risks

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Emerging market debt outlook for 2021

Emerging market debt outlook for 2021

🕔11:26, 17.Dec 2020

Investment Insights  2020 was a volatile year for emerging markets (EM). EM debt faced underperformance during the first half of the year, a sharp retracement and outperformance relative to developed markets during the early summer, and subsequent bouts of intermittent

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Seizing the new reality

Seizing the new reality

🕔09:39, 17.Dec 2020

Outlook 2021  Fidelity International’s outlook for the global economy, multi asset, equities, fixed income and real estate If you are reading this, then you’ve lived through one of the most volatile periods in market history. The year to come may

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As the Pandemic Surges, Global Economies Will Be Tested Anew

As the Pandemic Surges, Global Economies Will Be Tested Anew

🕔14:51, 16.Dec 2020

2021 Global Market Outlook COVID-19 has severely tested the global economy and markets in 2020. Aided by unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus, markets responded with surprising resilience. Equity valuations are critically dependent on whether a combination of treatments and vaccines

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Asia ex‑Japan: Constructive Outlook for Equities in 2021

Asia ex‑Japan: Constructive Outlook for Equities in 2021

🕔13:02, 16.Dec 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on International Equities High‑quality growth businesses on reasonable multiples.  Our views remain constructive on the medium- to longer-term outlook for Asia ex‑Japan equities. Even as global growth may be slower to recover than earlier hoped for,

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Managing to the Other Side

Managing to the Other Side

🕔09:15, 16.Dec 2020

2021 Global Market Oultook New vaccines could accelerate recovery, boost cyclical sectors The 2020 global pandemic tested the ability of companies and investors to manage their way through an unforeseen and dangerous period. However, T. Rowe Price investment leaders believe the other side

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Global Perspectives 2021

Global Perspectives 2021

🕔14:30, 15.Dec 2020

Markets | December 2020  Seek income in credit products. The US Federal Reserve’s aggressive response to the coronavirus pandemic has driven yields on safe-haven debt to near zero, leaving “low-risk” portfolios increasingly susceptible to interest rate-driven price volatility. We believe

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments – Webinar – Spotlight on The world after Covid-19

🕔15:00, 14.Dec 2020

Webinar – Spotlight on The world after Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic sparked yet another period of outperformance for quality growth companies. However, with mass vaccination now on the horizon, will this just be the catalyst for the long-rumoured resurgence of

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