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Careful Market Selection Beats Demographic Headwinds

Careful Market Selection Beats Demographic Headwinds

🕔15:19, 23.Sep 2022

US commercial real estate (CRE) investors are well-versed in the importance of economic growth to property investment performance. Focus on the Covid-19 recession, policies to truncate it and the path of recovery have dominated the attention of analysts for more

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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔12:06, 23.Sep 2022

In een verder ongunstige omgeving voor obligatieemittenten en -beleggers ziet de toekomst voor obligaties uit opkomende markten er zonder twijfel groen uit. Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

🕔10:45, 23.Sep 2022

Growth is slowing and inflation is climbing steadily due to the serious energy shock in late 2021. Central banks are starting to withdraw monetary stimulus and talking about rate hikes in the near future. The spectre of stagflation is re-emerging,

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Emerging market debt: an active approach

Emerging market debt: an active approach

🕔08:20, 23.Sep 2022

Emerging market debt (EMD) has already broadened and deepened significantly in the last few decades and as the asset class has developed, it has become more appealing to a broader investor base. Issuance has increased, thereby improving liquidity. Yield curves

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Why Invest in Emerging Markets with Impact Investing now

Why Invest in Emerging Markets with Impact Investing now

🕔14:18, 16.Sep 2022

-Emerging market (EM) stocks are trading at attractive valuations vs. developed market (DM) stocks -For a similar level of inflation between EM and DM, a higher level of growth is expected in EM -A China rebound should …

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Multi-asset investing in times of volatility

Multi-asset investing in times of volatility

🕔12:55, 16.Sep 2022

2022 has been one of the most volatile periods in recent years for global equity and fixed income markets. The outbreak of the war in Ukraine, global supply chain disruptions, global inflationary pressures, less accommodative central banks and COVID-19 restrictions

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Credit Cracks: High Yield Fundamentals and Default Risk

Credit Cracks: High Yield Fundamentals and Default Risk

🕔09:47, 16.Sep 2022

Companies are facing a number of macro headwinds and ongoing margin pressures. While this environment can be challenging, we think many high yield companies are wellpositioned to navigate an economic slowdown given low leverage, healthy balance sheets and few near-term

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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔08:40, 16.Sep 2022

In een verder ongunstige omgeving voor obligatieemittenten en -beleggers ziet de toekomst voor obligaties uit opkomende markten er zonder twijfel groen uit. Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 10.Sep 2022

During 2020 the market went through a number of distinct phases from, 1) ignorance of the impending COVID-19 effects (January, February) to, 2) panic (end of February to mid-April) to, 3) the “world will need to change” as a broad

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Secular Outlook

Secular Outlook

🕔13:49, 9.Sep 2022

The next five years will be an uphill struggle for investors. High public and corporate debt levels, labour shortages, potential tax hikes and increased levels of state intervention will mean slower economic growth. Add to that the prospect of prolonged

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Global Fixed Income Mid-Year 2022 Outlook

Global Fixed Income Mid-Year 2022 Outlook

🕔12:09, 9.Sep 2022

We expect the second half of 2022 to present the same macro headwinds that posed a challenge in the first half: inflation, aggressive central bank action, growth concerns and wavering sentiment. Broadly, the pace and aggressiveness at which central …

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The meaning of positive nutrition

The meaning of positive nutrition

🕔11:08, 9.Sep 2022

In this report, we explore the meaning of positive nutrition, how achievable global nutritional goals are and, ultimately, how we invest in nutrition that is positive for people and planet. When we examine the nutrition theme, it is evident that

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What do you see as the key risks and opportunities in markets today?

What do you see as the key risks and opportunities in markets today?

🕔10:42, 9.Sep 2022

Q&A with Rob Neithart With yields at historic levels in high yield and emerging market debt, seasoned portfolio manager Rob Neithart discusses how he is approaching the key risks and opportunities in markets today. He also explains the process behind

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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔08:32, 4.Sep 2022

A decline in the ecosystem services that nature provides will initially pose a direct physical risk to businesses as harvests become more unreliable, weather patterns change and pollinators no longer support agriculture. The risk is both event-driven, e.g. flooding or

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Rising Risk of Recession

Rising Risk of Recession

🕔16:33, 2.Sep 2022

May’s reprieve proved short-lived as recession joined inflation fears pushing equity/bond prices lower in June. Concerns have risen as the increasingly hawkish Fed rhetoric at its June meeting suggests a willingness to trade rising …

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Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

🕔09:58, 2.Sep 2022

Voedselzekerheid is door de Oekraïnecrisis een nog urgenter wereldwijd probleem geworden. Beleggers kunnen helpen om oplossingen te bedenken – van boer tot bord. De forse stijging van de voedselprijzen en de bevoorradingsproblemen, die nog verergerd werden door de Russische invasie

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2022 Mid-Year Outlook: Recession Risk on the Rise

2022 Mid-Year Outlook: Recession Risk on the Rise

🕔08:40, 2.Sep 2022

The bar for monetary authorities to make a dovish pivot is quite high, as evidenced by recent statements by Chair Powell, et al. Even if there was a pivot later this year it would still imply a decent moderation in

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Fixed income markets: when short term pain can bring long term gains

Fixed income markets: when short term pain can bring long term gains

🕔08:01, 2.Sep 2022

2022 has not been a great time for bonds. The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index and Bloomberg US Treasury Index both hit historical lows, returning -13.9% and -9.1%, respectively, in the first 6 months of 20221 . Meanwhile, risky asset classes

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Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

🕔16:17, 30.Aug 2022

Wat is de invloed van de afname van biodiversiteit op onze wereld en wat kunnen beleggers doen om dit proces tegen te gaan? Op die vragen zoekt Pictet Asset Management als onderdeel van het Impact Partnersconsortium de antwoorden.

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Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

🕔09:20, 30.Aug 2022

Om de opwarming van de aarde tegen te gaan, moet de wereld misschien verder gaan dan het bereiken van netto nul en beginnen met actief koolstof uit de atmosfeer te verwijderen. Maar liefst 140 landen en honderden bedrijven over de

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Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

🕔11:23, 29.Aug 2022

The Russia-Ukraine conflict, a spike in commodity prices and rising global inflation have raised fresh questions about the outlook for emerging markets (EM) debt. Recent forecasts from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank suggest global growth is slowing. And

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How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

🕔10:44, 27.Aug 2022

China’s once-in-a-decade census revealed some interesting demographic issues. The country has 264 million people aged 60 and above, which equates to 18.7% of the population, considerably higher than 13% in 2010. The 12 million births …

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The persistence of dividend growers

The persistence of dividend growers

🕔10:39, 26.Aug 2022

The return of inflation and macroeconomic uncertainty is shaking up equity market leadership. We caught up with Grant Cambridge to discuss why including dividend growers as part of a wider portfolio could help investors dampen these risks, and how 25

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De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

🕔08:45, 22.Aug 2022

Ondernemingen die beveiligingsproblemen aanpakken, bieden aantrekkelijke lange-termijnopportuniteiten voor beleggers. Daarvan is Anjali Bastianpillai, Senior Product Specialist van de Securitystrategie bij Pictet Asset Management, stellig overtuigd: ‘Je veilig voelen is een menselijke basisbehoefte. Of het nu gaat om bescherming tegen cyberaanvallen,

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Impact of the rise in commodity prices on EM equities

Impact of the rise in commodity prices on EM equities

🕔10:05, 20.Aug 2022

A further rise in commodity prices is a key channel through which the conflict in Russia/Ukraine might affect the rest of EM. If the commodity price increase is sustained, some EM countries may suffer from a deterioration in the terms

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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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Supply chain shifts signal reglobalisation

Supply chain shifts signal reglobalisation

🕔12:43, 19.Aug 2022

The fragility of global supply chains exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic remains one of the top economic challenges facing the world. In one respect, globalisation has long been characterised by developed market countries offshoring production to lower cost locations. But

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Batteren aangedreven door schatten uit de oceaan

Batteren aangedreven door schatten uit de oceaan

🕔14:43, 12.Aug 2022

Elektrische wagens spelen een belangrijke rol in de strijd tegen klimaatverandering, maar ze hebben veel zeldzame metalen nodig. Een oplossing voor dat probleem kan op de bodem van de oceaan liggen. Twee jaar. Zo lang heeft het geduurd voordat het

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Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

🕔08:52, 12.Aug 2022

Monthly Investment Outlook: Global activity slowed down in late December and should remain moderate in Q1-22. The Omicron impact was limited to a few services, but disruption remained in place in …

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Update on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021

Update on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021

🕔12:15, 5.Aug 2022

Our differences make us better Our mission is to improve people's lives through successful investing. We’re united in purpose and values that include integrity, collaboration and respect for individuals, and we flourish by seeking out and embracing our differences. We

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Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

🕔10:49, 5.Aug 2022

Flash Update: The recent round of positive performances in local currency markets has offered investors hope of some recovery after the asset class dropped by 16% between mid-February and mid-May 2022. Rising yield levels have contributed the most to the

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Stock market fragility

Stock market fragility

🕔08:46, 5.Aug 2022

Market structure across asset classes is continuously evolving. Consequently, financial markets can be seen as adaptive as the underlying dynamics and interactions between the different actors are not stable through time. These shifts in dynamics in turn impact the risks

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Opportunities in alternative fixed income

Opportunities in alternative fixed income

🕔17:20, 22.Jul 2022

The alternative fixed income asset class is highly diverse, embracing private debt, consumer loans, mortgage investments, insured loans, loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), infrastructure debt and asset-backed securities (ABS). These assets can offer enhanced yields compared to government

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Benefitting from the forthcoming ECB interest rate rises

Benefitting from the forthcoming ECB interest rate rises

🕔15:18, 22.Jul 2022

Following yesterday’s stronger than anticipated Eurozone inflation print, coupled with recent comments from various ECB members including President Lagarde, Vice-President de Guindos and Chief Economist Lane, the European Central Bank are expected to increase interest rates in July, the first

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A focus on inflation

A focus on inflation

🕔10:24, 22.Jul 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has delivered a commodity price shock similar to that of the early 1970s, shattering hopes that the inflationary uptick may prove to be transitory. As inflation reaches multi-decade highs, we analyse what is driving inflation across

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Podcast: Impact Investing -> Do public equities have a role to play?

Podcast: Impact Investing -> Do public equities have a role to play?

🕔09:29, 15.Jul 2022

Impact investing aims to generate a measurable social/environmental impact alongside financial return We believe that companies which help to solve emerging markets’ acute societal and environmental challenges are uniquely exposed to a clear growth path over the coming decades. Impact

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The battle against inflation: are emerging markets ahead of the curve?

The battle against inflation: are emerging markets ahead of the curve?

🕔10:42, 1.Jul 2022

As Covid's impact fades, inflation has become a major worry for policymakers. Surprisingly, emerging market central banks are moving faster than their rich country peers to contain the threat. Developed economy central banks have fallen behind the inflationary curve, despite

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The Future of Autos

The Future of Autos

🕔08:38, 1.Jul 2022

As a keen driving enthusiast, the future of autos is a subject close to my heart. Put me behind the wheel on an open, winding, country road and I will soon be enjoying myself. But I’m also an autos analyst,

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Electric vehicles: charging towards a sustainable world

Electric vehicles: charging towards a sustainable world

🕔08:08, 1.Jul 2022

What has driven the recent acceleration in electric vehicle (EV) sales? Jason Zhang: The acceleration has been largely driven by regulations and incentives in Europe and China. In Europe, for example, 2020 was the first year when automakers faced stringent

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Maatschappelijk verantwoord beleggen

Maatschappelijk verantwoord beleggen

🕔14:32, 24.Jun 2022

Pensioenakkoord uitgelegd – Deel 10 In de zomer van 2020 hebben het kabinet en sociale partners overeenstemming bereikt over een vergaande herziening van het pensioenstelsel. Dit pensioenakkoord heeft grote gevolgen voor hoe pensioen wordt opgebouwd en wordt belegd. In deze

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ESG Global Study 2022

ESG Global Study 2022

🕔13:44, 24.Jun 2022

ESG adoption is on the rise, fuelled by client demand and a desire to make an impact. As ESG momentum continues to gain steam, investors are refining and evolving their strategies. This can be seen in the implementation arena, where

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Obligatiebeleggers moeten inzicht hebben in de volatiliteitscyclus

Obligatiebeleggers moeten inzicht hebben in de volatiliteitscyclus

🕔10:24, 24.Jun 2022

De vastrentende markten zijn steeds volatieler geworden, een trend die zich waarschijnlijk zal voortzetten. Beleggers moeten zich aanpassen. De recente stijging van de obligatierendementen heeft beleggers in vastrentende waarden doen opschrikken. Eén benchmarkindex voor obligaties tekende, ten opzichte van de

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4 investment opportunities for a net-zero future

4 investment opportunities for a net-zero future

🕔08:54, 17.Jun 2022

The buzz swirling around the electric vehicle (EV) sector has been front and centre for investors looking to profit from the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Tesla recently skyrocketed to a US$1 trillion market cap, joining an elite

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De gezondheidszorg speelt een hoofdrol in private equity

De gezondheidszorg speelt een hoofdrol in private equity

🕔07:13, 13.Jun 2022

De door Covid-19 geïnspireerde technologische revolutie in de gezondheidszorg kan nieuwe kansen creëren voor beleggers in private markten. Zelfs voordat Covid-19 zich over de hele wereld verspreidde, werd de mensheid geconfronteerd met een aantal ernstige gezondheidsbedreigingen. Vervuiling doodt meer dan

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Het opkomende potentieel van water

Het opkomende potentieel van water

🕔15:40, 10.Jun 2022

Particuliere bedrijven spelen een belangrijke rol bij het verbeteren van de toegang tot water en de riolering in de opkomende wereld. Waterschaarste wordt een steeds urgenter probleem. De hulpbronnen slinken, terwijl de vraag naar schoon water en sanitaire voorzieningen blijft

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De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

🕔12:45, 6.Jun 2022

Ondernemingen die beveiligingsproblemen aanpakken, bieden aantrekkelijke lange-termijnopportuniteiten voor beleggers. Daarvan is Anjali Bastianpillai, Senior Product Specialist van de Securitystrategie bij Pictet Asset Management, stellig overtuigd: ‘Je veilig voelen is een menselijke basisbehoefte. Of het nu gaat om bescherming tegen cyberaanvallen,

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Responsible investing: We need to take action

Responsible investing: We need to take action

🕔17:11, 3.Jun 2022

The 2020s so far have forced a global realization that threats posed by climate change are severe, urgent, and soon, irreversible. It is rather unusual to wake up to the start of the new year with a 13oC on the

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When volatility is rising, boring is beautiful

When volatility is rising, boring is beautiful

🕔15:02, 3.Jun 2022

Fast-growing digital and tech companies generated a lot of investor excitement over the past decade, not to mention an outsized share of market returns. Since the start of 2022, however, many of these market darlings have taken a beating. Amid

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Hoogtepunt in agressief beleid

Hoogtepunt in agressief beleid

🕔10:06, 3.Jun 2022

De Amerikaanse Federal Reserve bereikt mogelijk een hoogtepunt in haar agressieve beleid als reactie op de aanhoudend sterke inflatie. We bereiken binnenkort een hoogtepunt in het agressieve beleid – als dat nog niet is gebeurd. De belangrijkste centrale bank ter

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Environmental performance award for UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity

Environmental performance award for UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity

🕔16:48, 27.May 2022

Key takeaways CDP* has recognised UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity (PIEE) with a Climetrics Fund Award: The top five funds in each asset classes were picked from 18,000 global funds with a total value of EUR 15 trillion. PIEE

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