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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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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

🕔10:45, 24.Jun 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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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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ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

🕔13:17, 17.Jun 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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Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

🕔09:20, 17.Jun 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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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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Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

Does the EM debt repricing present a good entry point?

🕔11:23, 10.Jun 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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Investing in Private Markets – History and Rationale

Investing in Private Markets – History and Rationale

🕔08:37, 10.Jun 2022

With the peak in inflation in the early 1980s, investors as a whole have benefitted from a secular fall in inflation, driven by structural factors including supportive demographics, globalisation, and productivity-enhancing technology investments. Undoubtedly, the technology revolution will continue with

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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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De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

De gezondheidscrisis heeft de investeringsmogelijkheden in security vertienvoudigd

🕔10:45, 5.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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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔08:32, 4.Jun 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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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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The meaning of positive nutrition

The meaning of positive nutrition

🕔11:08, 3.Jun 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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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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How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

How demographic challenges are shaping the China investment story

🕔10:44, 28.May 2022

China’s once-in-a-decade census1 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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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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Quarterly macro and market insights

Quarterly macro and market insights

🕔14:12, 27.May 2022

Moderating global growth as policymakers grapple with persistent inflation Global economic growth looks likely to continue in 2022, albeit at a more modest pace. The COVID-19 pandemic does, however, add uncertainty to the outlook, as evidenced by the recent emergence

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Commodities at war: Food Fight

Commodities at war: Food Fight

🕔10:53, 20.May 2022

Higher prices supported by a considerable percentage of global production coming from Russia and Ukraine have caught many commodities in the crosshairs of the Russian-Ukraine war. Concerns are growing over the ability to source these commodities from outside of Ukraine

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Looking beyond Russia – Ukraine

Looking beyond Russia – Ukraine

🕔10:38, 20.May 2022

MONTHLY INVESTMENT OUTLOOK Bond markets continued their 2022 slump while equity markets rebounded in March as both began to look beyond the Russia-Ukraine narrative and focus on the evolving global economic and policy backdrop. Expectations in both the US and

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Global House View Second Quarter 2022

Global House View Second Quarter 2022

🕔10:39, 13.May 2022

Cross asset allocation: Our neutral score across all main asset classes represents a more cautious tone in markets that we see carrying on through the second quarter of 2022. Increased hawkishness by major central banks despite the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war

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Inflation, central banks and rising rates – Q&A with Andrew Cormack

Inflation, central banks and rising rates – Q&A with Andrew Cormack

🕔14:19, 12.May 2022

It feels as though US policy makers have spent the entire post-global financial crisis period trying to generate inflation. Now that it’s here, it seems like the wrong kind of inflation. How do you see inflation playing out in the

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Investing in fixed income during a hiking cycle

Investing in fixed income during a hiking cycle

🕔12:24, 12.May 2022

It’s a common preconception that rising interest rates are bad for bonds. While rate hikes are undoubtedly a headwind for fixed income assets, investors tend to overestimate the impact of rising rates and can overlook the benefits of holding bonds

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Seven megatrend themes to watch

Seven megatrend themes to watch

🕔14:45, 11.May 2022

Find out about the key themes across science, technology and sustainability which are helping shape our future over the coming year – and beyond. 1. Focus on food security The recent supply chain disruptions – and the resulting empty supermarket

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Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

Building Asymmetry in Portfolios

🕔12:52, 11.May 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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Three factors favoring High Yield

Three factors favoring High Yield

🕔10:17, 11.May 2022

Heading into 2022, the high yield bond market was a tale of two halves. On one hand, solid company fundamentals, balanced technicals and the ongoing economic recovery painted a supportive backdrop. On the other, valuations were historically rich, with tight

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Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

🕔10:15, 11.May 2022

In een opiniestuk dat in Barron’s China werd gepubliceerd, legt Laurent Ramsey, CEO van Pictet Asset Management, uit waarom het beschermen van biodiversiteit een prioriteit moet zijn voor zowel bedrijven als beleggers. De natuur is altijd al van cruciaal belang

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 10.May 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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Investing amid exacerbating inflationary pressures

Investing amid exacerbating inflationary pressures

🕔10:08, 6.May 2022

What is your view on inflationary pressures and the outlook for global growth? Philip: Global growth was recovering strongly post-pandemic, particularly in the US and Europe. The inflation spike is going to dampen this growth, the ramifications of which depend

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5 reasons to invest in high yield corporate bonds in the current market environment

5 reasons to invest in high yield corporate bonds in the current market environment

🕔08:35, 29.Apr 2022

1. High yield is a growth sensitive asset class: The high-yield market has historically produced positive results over a full cycle, but it tends to do particularly well during the recovery phase of the business cycle as default rates fall,

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The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

🕔08:29, 29.Apr 2022

Before we go further, we should define our terms. A sustainability-linked bond (SLB) is a general proceeds debt instrument, meaning the issuer does not have to predetermine projects and allocation of proceeds. Instead, the funds may be used for general

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Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

🕔09:55, 25.Apr 2022

Higher inflation and in some cases, rising inflation expectations, have been a key focus for investors this year, in both emerging and developed markets (DM). This is against a backdrop of large fiscal and monetary stimulus from governments around the

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Swap spreads on the move

Swap spreads on the move

🕔10:33, 15.Apr 2022

Swap spreads, the difference between the yield on daily collateralized swaps and benchmark sovereign debt, are observed for many reasons: amongst others as an economic risk indicator; a measure of investor preferences over time; and an important consideration in setting

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Asia: Rising energy prices will hasten policy tightening in the region

Asia: Rising energy prices will hasten policy tightening in the region

🕔08:28, 15.Apr 2022

After months of heightened tensions between the Ukraine and Russia, the situation reached a turning point on February 22. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk, paving the way for the invasion of

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Global Fixed Income Update March 2022

Global Fixed Income Update March 2022

🕔08:40, 8.Apr 2022

Contents:  Macroeconomic outlook pre-Russia/Ukraine conflict Impact of Russia/Ukraine Valuations Investment conclusions Appendix

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China uit de opkomende landen

China uit de opkomende landen

🕔12:20, 1.Apr 2022

Voor veel beleggers is China de sleutel tot de opkomende markten. Maar het is tijd om het land apart te beschouwen. Er zijn goede redenen om China los te zien van de rest van de opkomende markt (EM). Hoewel het

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Collaborating to boost engagement impact

Collaborating to boost engagement impact

🕔10:50, 1.Apr 2022

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 House View – Q1 2022

Global House View – Q1 2022

🕔08:33, 25.Mar 2022

Cross asset allocation: Despite a volatile end to the year for markets, 2021 still was marked by strong equity market returns and above-trend economic growth. We expect the pace of growth to moderate in 2022. Central banks have begun removing

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Normalize or ‘Volckerize’

Normalize or ‘Volckerize’

🕔14:43, 18.Mar 2022

In our view, the Federal Reserve (Fed) has two choices to make for their stance on future monetary policy: to normalize or ‘Volckerize.’ The latter refers to Paul Volcker, Chair of the Fed most remembered for raising the fed funds

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Spreiding domineert: hoe obligatiebeleggers kunnen profiteren van de idiosyncrasieën van opkomende markten

Spreiding domineert: hoe obligatiebeleggers kunnen profiteren van de idiosyncrasieën van opkomende markten

🕔12:13, 18.Mar 2022

Omdat de landen die het universum van obligaties uit opkomende markten vormen zo sterk van elkaar verschillen, moeten beleggers een absolute-return benadering overwegen. Naarmate het economische klimaat in 2021 versomberde en er stormen dreigden voor 2022, maakten beleggers zich steeds

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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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Podcast: A tough start to 2022 could provide an opportunity for impact investors

Podcast: A tough start to 2022 could provide an opportunity for impact investors

🕔10:59, 17.Mar 2022

Key takeaways ■ 2022 has already witnessed some very strong trends in investment returns ■ Here, we aim to share with you: -How these trends have affected the relative performance of UBP’s impact and biodiversity funds -What we have been

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Pensioenakkoord uitgelegd – Deel 8: Risicohouding

Pensioenakkoord uitgelegd – Deel 8: Risicohouding

🕔16:34, 25.Feb 2022

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 serie bespreken we het pensioenakkoord

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Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

🕔10:55, 25.Feb 2022

In this paper, we will discuss the outlook for emerging market (EM) fixed income in 2022 and the key themes investors are likely to focus on at the beginning of this year. A waning global growth momentum, rising inflation and

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Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

🕔08:41, 25.Feb 2022

Outlook 2022: As we head into a new year, it’s clear in hindsight that the market downturn of 2020 was short-lived and entirely related to the COVID-19 outbreak. In my view, that means the powerful upswing in equity prices since

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Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

Emerging Market Fixed Income 2022 Outlook

🕔15:53, 18.Feb 2022

In this paper, we will discuss the outlook for emerging market (EM) fixed income in 2022 and the key themes investors are likely to focus on at the beginning of this year. A waning global growth momentum, rising inflation and

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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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