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4 things global financial cycles are telling us

4 things global financial cycles are telling us

🕔10:55, 15.Oct 2021

As much of the global economy climbs out of the pandemic-induced downturn, investors are scrutinising every new economic data point for clues to the outlook for growth and inflation. I think they should also take the 30,000-foot view afforded by

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Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

🕔09:51, 14.Oct 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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Collaborating to boost engagement impact

Collaborating to boost engagement impact

🕔12:50, 13.Oct 2021

Active Ownership Report 2020: Welcome to our second annual Active Ownership Report, in which we report on our activities globally for the first time. The objective of this report is to inform our clients and other stakeholders of our stewardship

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Global market perspective – Q4 2021

Global market perspective – Q4 2021

🕔13:59, 12.Oct 2021

The re-opening of the world economy continues and economic activity has picked up substantially. However, the strength of the rebound in demand has caught firms by surprise and supply chains are stretched with the consequence that inflation has picked up.

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Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

🕔09:24, 24.Sep 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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Cats, rivers & regulation: the lowdown on Chinese equities

Cats, rivers & regulation: the lowdown on Chinese equities

🕔16:39, 21.Sep 2021

Deng Xiaoping is often considered the architect of modern China, having advocated a pragmatic approach to economic development and embraced the free-market system of western economies. However, many of the principles he endorsed have seemingly been turned on their …

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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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Podcast: Inflation? Are you ready?

Podcast: Inflation? Are you ready?

🕔16:23, 17.Sep 2021

Inflation? The debate about inflation has been hotting up. During the earnings season, many companies flagged up the fact that they were experiencing higher supply costs. In April, the latest US CPI print – a measure of inflation in the

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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, 16.Sep 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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Made in Marseille – The framework for a global biodiversity strategy?

Made in Marseille – The framework for a global biodiversity strategy?

🕔08:13, 16.Sep 2021

The world’s largest organisation for the protection of nature – the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – holds its quadrennial gathering this week in Marseille. Rescheduled from 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is the

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A mature bull market is not something to fear

A mature bull market is not something to fear

🕔10:16, 14.Sep 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global equity markets continued to climb in August while fixed income investors saw headwinds with rising risk-free yields joining volatile …

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 13.Sep 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: There’s only one way to summarise Q2: a world divided. In North America and Europe economic recovery exceeded expectations as successful vaccination programmes supported market reopening. Here in the UK we emerged from a bleak winter of

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STOXX Monthly Index News – August

STOXX Monthly Index News – August

🕔11:06, 7.Sep 2021

Stocks rose for a seventh straight month during August amid ongoing optimism that the global economy continues to rebound from the COVID-19 slump and as the US Federal Reserve indicated it won’t rush to …

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Are emerging markets on the cusp of a dividend boom?

Are emerging markets on the cusp of a dividend boom?

🕔09:32, 7.Sep 2021

The headline numbers tell a fairly grim story. Global dividend payouts fell 12.1%1 in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic forced economies to shut down for a prolonged period. The economic inactivity prompted many companies to go into …

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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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Fashion eyes sustainability via the circular economy

Fashion eyes sustainability via the circular economy

🕔12:01, 26.Aug 2021

The textiles industry is one of the most pollutive in the world, emitting more CO2 than aviation and shipping combined. But a leading sports firm is showing one way the sector can embrace radical change. I love shopping for clothes

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

🕔08:30, 19.Aug 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe At the same time that China has taken steps to stabilise its slowing economy with measures such as a surprise reserve requirement ratio cut and pledge to increase fiscal support, policymakers …

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Sticking With Value

Sticking With Value

🕔15:07, 17.Aug 2021

From November 2020 to early May 2021, U.S. value stocks generated strong absolute and relative performance versus U.S. growth stocks, a trend also seen in global equity markets. However, the value rally has recently fizzled, and growth stocks have regained

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Geen ontwijkende actie nodig

Geen ontwijkende actie nodig

🕔16:13, 16.Aug 2021

Zelfs als China zijn regelgeving aanscherpt en het aantal Covid-19-besmettingen onaangenaam hoog blijft, zullen de aandelen waarschijnlijk niet lijden als het economische herstel zich doorzet. Voor beleggers is er dit jaar geen zomerpauze. De wereldeconomie blijft erop vooruitgaan ondanks de

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Themes and implications from the Global Equity Investors Quarterly

Themes and implications from the Global Equity Investors Quarterly

🕔09:44, 16.Aug 2021

Corporate profits continue to rebound at a tremendous pace and will comfortably exceed previous record levels this year. One year after the pandemic hit, we took a look at how our forecasts have changed. We expected an acceleration of existing

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Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

Continuing to pivot alongside the Federal Reserve

🕔09:37, 13.Aug 2021

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global equity markets closed at the half year point higher, while global bonds fell as the Federal Reserve began to signal a pivot change – by potentially slowing the pace of its bond buying, i.e. ‘tapering’ –

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The role global corporate bonds play for euro-based investors

The role global corporate bonds play for euro-based investors

🕔12:12, 6.Aug 2021

An allocation to investment grade corporate bonds could offer compelling opportunities within a well-diversified portfolio. 2020 proved to be a volatile and unprecedented year for markets in many respects, not least in terms of the amount of stimulus provided by

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The intelligence that guides our investment decisions

The intelligence that guides our investment decisions

🕔16:03, 3.Aug 2021

House View Q3 2021: The global economy remains on track for a rapid and broad-based economic recovery from the Covid pandemic. Notwithstanding concerns around new variants of the virus, restrictions are generally being eased, as the vaccine roll-out progresses well,

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Easy on the Austerity

Easy on the Austerity

🕔10:59, 26.Jul 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe Following a shaky start to its vaccine rollout, Europe appears to be recovering as businesses are reopening and lockdowns continue to ease in some areas. As the European Central Bank debates the extension

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Markets – Surfin’, surfin’, but mind the rocks

Markets – Surfin’, surfin’, but mind the rocks

🕔14:34, 15.Jul 2021

It is becoming clear that the post-Covid recovery will resynchronise in the second half of the year as economies reopen while vaccinations campaigns pick up speed, especially in continental Europe. Global trade is bouncing back at a faster-than-expected pace, resulting

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

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

🕔12:55, 9.Jul 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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Long-term perspective on markets and economies – June 2021

Long-term perspective on markets and economies – June 2021

🕔16:57, 6.Jul 2021

A reawakening of the global economy — boosted by pentup demand and unprecedented government stimulus — has stoked investor fears of higher inflation. But those fears may be exaggerated amid ongoing weakness in the labour market and the slowing pace

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The U.S. economy is moving toward mid cycle

The U.S. economy is moving toward mid cycle

🕔09:15, 29.Jun 2021

Global Asset Allocation Views: High frequency data suggest that economic activity is surging, aggregate household balance sheets are in good health, and economic output in developed markets is expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels by 3Q21. The question, perhaps, might be

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Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

🕔08:04, 25.Jun 2021

Inflation: a word that has sparked huge debate as well as rotation in the market. But is it temporary or permanent, helpful or harmful? One thing is clear: it has been rising around the world. With successful vaccine rollout programmes

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Podcast: Corporate bonds: Resilience amid rising inflation (or read the article)

Podcast: Corporate bonds: Resilience amid rising inflation (or read the article)

🕔14:29, 22.Jun 2021

Market weekly: Thanks to central bank largesse, corporate bond markets weathered the depth of the Covid crisis well. Risks to credit markets today appear low with gradually improving fundamentals, neutral central bank policy and no major supply-demand imbalances. Listen to

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Just Passing Through?

Just Passing Through?

🕔11:18, 17.Jun 2021

Global Asset Allocation – The View From Europe: The Federal Reserve has been consistent in its messaging that a near-term spike in inflation pressures will be transitory and recede once COVID-related impacts fade. The latest inflation print showed that prices,

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China in the global inflation scare

China in the global inflation scare

🕔10:03, 10.Jun 2021

Markets are worrying about rising inflation, but to date, there has been no evidence yet of ‘demand-pull’ inflation amplifying cost-push pressures, especially in Asia. There is also no sign of a global wage-price spiral. Nevertheless, we believe there are reasons

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The global picture supports a constructive outlook

The global picture supports a constructive outlook

🕔10:15, 9.Jun 2021

News surrounding the pandemic has steadily improved this month, with cases dropping sharply across the US and Europe, and retreating in India. As such, confidence in reopening timetables is increasing, with global growth expectations growing in tandem. More and more

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Improved First Quarter Index Results

Improved First Quarter Index Results

🕔09:59, 7.Jun 2021

Global Pension Finance Watch – First Quarter 2021: Rising global discount rates during Q1 2021 drove positive first quarter pension index results for all regions. Asset returns were mixed with Brazil, Canada, and the U.K. negative for the quarter which

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Innovation: The Next Phase of China’s Secular Growth

Innovation: The Next Phase of China’s Secular Growth

🕔10:15, 25.May 2021

Welcome to KraneShares' Mid-Year China Conference, Innovation: The Next Phase of China’s Secular Growth. We believe the next phase of secular growth within China will be driven by innovation in science and technology. Companies in industries such as the internet,

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Podcast: Risk-on to rock on in second half

Podcast: Risk-on to rock on in second half

🕔17:41, 24.May 2021

The economic recovery should broaden into a synchronised global upturn in the course of the second half of this year, favouring risky assets including commodities, equities generally and notably emerging market equities. An equity correction should be seen as a

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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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Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

🕔09:14, 18.May 2021

Global Asset Allocation: The View From Europe  A renewed surge in coronavirus cases across several emerging markets (EM) countries—including India, Brazil, and Argentina—is weighing heavily on these economies as they struggle with insufficient medical infrastructure and access to vaccines. In

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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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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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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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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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