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Playbook for a shifting economic landscape

Playbook for a shifting economic landscape

🕔14:58, 18.Jan 2022

2022 Global Market Outlook: Despite headwinds from the pandemic, the global economic recovery still appears on track – but inflation risks have risen. In 2022, investors will need to watch what fiscal and monetary policymakers do to try to stem price pressures while

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Global tech: driven by strength of secular themes in the real world and beyond

Global tech: driven by strength of secular themes in the real world and beyond

🕔12:18, 12.Jan 2022

The ongoing digital shift is being driven by an intensified need for enhanced productivity, affordability, and sustainability. The shift to Internet 3.0 (metaverse), electrification (sustainable transport and smart cities) and the need for next generation (low carbon) infrastructure are among

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Value creation throughout market cycles

Value creation throughout market cycles

🕔10:52, 7.Jan 2022

UBP’s 30 Global Leaders Equity strategy offers an efficiently diversified exposure to 30 high and stable CFROI® (Cash Flow Return on Investment, source Credit Suisse HOLT) large cap companies. The strategy shows superior and resilient levels of value creation (CFROI®

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2021 was a year of strong returns

2021 was a year of strong returns

🕔08:10, 21.Dec 2021

Global Asset Allocation Views – 1Q 2022: It is too early to say with certainty how and when the pandemic will finally retreat. Rapid deployment of restrictions in Europe suggests we are not there yet. But at the same time,

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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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Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

🕔09:17, 17.Dec 2021

The third quarter is normally a quieter period following the main corporate Annual General Meeting season and, this year, being the final run-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. With COP26 a key milestone for the global climate response, climate

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Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

🕔11:39, 16.Dec 2021

We’re now seeing the economic consequences of shutting down the world and then hitting the restart button. As most economies re-open, demand for goods and services has largely recovered to pre-Covid levels, however supply chains have remained under stress. What

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Inflation: No time to panic

Inflation: No time to panic

🕔14:36, 15.Dec 2021

Interest rates have been historically low for more than a decade, dampened by the flood of monetary stimulus introduced in the wake of the global financial crisis. In 2022 we expect this to change. As we move towards economic recovery

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Monthly market and signal update – December 2021

Monthly market and signal update – December 2021

🕔16:45, 14.Dec 2021

Market recap: Global equities initially rallied, but later dropped towards the month-end on fears of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Global bonds rallied over …

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It’s been a turbulent November.

It’s been a turbulent November.

🕔16:56, 7.Dec 2021

Market updates: The week saw an increase of cases of the newly identified Omicron variant of Covid-19 observed in South Africa and elsewhere. Though the week cases have been seen across Europe, Asia and in the US, causing fears of

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Inflation winds blowing.

Inflation winds blowing.

🕔10:18, 7.Dec 2021

Real Estate Outlook – Edition 4, 2021: The global economy slowed in the third quarter, hit by a combination of supply chain constraints and the Delta variant of COVID-19. Business surveys reported that manufacturing production is lagging behind orders as

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Global Asset Allocation 2022 Outlook

Global Asset Allocation 2022 Outlook

🕔10:05, 23.Nov 2021

Given our view that 2022 will be a year of transition and that asset class returns will converge, we adopt a more balanced approach within our Model Asset Allocation, though still maintain a preference for cyclical assets. We reduce the

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The pace of the global economic recovery

The pace of the global economic recovery

🕔14:15, 15.Nov 2021

Market updates – 5 November 2021: Following September’s decline, US equities came back strongly in October following a better than expected Q3 results season. The month saw the S&P 500 up by 6.9% with a 3% gain in the last

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Collaborating to boost engagement impact

Collaborating to boost engagement impact

🕔14:50, 5.Nov 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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Bond markets navigate crosscurrents of rates and inflation

Bond markets navigate crosscurrents of rates and inflation

🕔12:10, 4.Nov 2021

Q4 2021 | Fixed Income Outlook: Global financial markets were mixed during the third quarter. Fixed-income markets faced volatility from multiple directions, including the Federal Reserve’s announced intention to taper monthly bond purchases, the expiration of the U.S. federal debt

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Inflation – The case for CDS indices to play the inflation theme

Inflation – The case for CDS indices to play the inflation theme

🕔12:05, 4.Nov 2021

Podcast: Inflation has come to the forefront recently. In that respect, senior loans – also known as bank loans or leveraged loans – are drawing interest from investors looking for an income solution with … Access the content here: For

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Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook – Q4 2021

Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook – Q4 2021

🕔12:50, 3.Nov 2021

Global equity markets edged down during 2021’s third quarter (Q3). Early in the period, strong corporate earnings in several parts of the world, full US regulatory approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the Chinese central bank’s liquidity-boosting measures aided markets.

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 29.Oct 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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A new normal that looks uncomfortably familiar

A new normal that looks uncomfortably familiar

🕔14:14, 26.Oct 2021

Advanced Economies Outlook Q4 2021: The first signs of a slowdown in the remarkable pace of the global economic recovery have emerged. Still, a slow but steady normalisation in advanced economies implies a continuation of above-trend economic activity expansion. Vaccination

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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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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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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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