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Omicron variant: Fixed Income sector impacts

Omicron variant: Fixed Income sector impacts

🕔14:21, 14.Jan 2022

Energy: Most of the companies that survived the initial shocks last year are now leaner with lower cost profiles, lower debt leverage metrics, lower capital spending, and have exhibited flexibility around shareholder distributions, all of which has contributed to stronger

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change

🕔10:45, 14.Jan 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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Why invest in EM local currency debt?

Why invest in EM local currency debt?

🕔10:05, 14.Jan 2022

Disappointing US dollar bond returns in EM local currency debt has led to a decline in flows into the asset class over the past decade. In this paper, we discuss the key reasons to invest in EM local currency debt, some of the factors behind the recent weakness in the asset class returns and prospects for the asset class going forward. 

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Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

Emerging market debt outlook for 2022

🕔09:55, 14.Jan 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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ESG in de Praktijk Stéphane Rüegg over krediet

ESG in de Praktijk Stéphane Rüegg over krediet

🕔14:18, 7.Jan 2022

Kredietexpert Stéphane Rüegg bespreekt wat zijn klanten denken, de ontluikende groene obligatiemarkt en zijn zeer persoonlijke kijk op verantwoord beleggen. Waarom is duurzaam beleggen belangrijk voor u?  Ik werd me daarvan bewust op verschillende manieren. Eerst en vooral herinner ik

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Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

Expect strong but slowing economic growth in 2022

🕔12:16, 7.Jan 2022

High inflation could persist in 2022, but we’re not returning to the 1970s Inflation is like chewing gum. It’s sticky and flexible, and you definitely don’t want to step in it. For the past 30 years, investors in developed markets

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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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2022 US Macro Outlook

2022 US Macro Outlook

🕔08:38, 7.Jan 2022

The Wildcard. The key factor to variability around real growth at 4% will be the ultimate path of Covid-19. This was prevalent during the ’21 recovery that witnessed a large hiccup when the Delta variant emerged. This is also what

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China: The factors behind weaker growth in 2022

China: The factors behind weaker growth in 2022

🕔10:43, 3.Jan 2022

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Chinese economy is facing headwinds leading into 2022, including: 1) Ongoing regulatory crackdown; 2) Exposure to COVID outbreaks; 3) A slump in the housing sector; and 4) Power shortages over the winter months. As a result and

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Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

Het verlies aan biodiversiteit tegengaan: het nieuwe netto nulpunt

🕔10:15, 3.Jan 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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Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

🕔12:45, 1.Jan 2022

Bedrijven uit opkomende markten maken steeds vaker gebruik van een innovatief type obligatie om hun inspanningen voor de groene transitie te ondersteunen. Van kustoverstromingen tot een mogelijke ineenstorting van de landbouwproductie, opkomende economieën zijn kwetsbaarder voor de gevolgen van de

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2022 Outlook: US Commercial Real Estate

2022 Outlook: US Commercial Real Estate

🕔12:25, 24.Dec 2021

Commercial real estate (CRE) investment performance for US properties soared in the third quarter as unlevered total return reported by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) registered 12.1% for the four quarters ending September 30, 2021. This

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What I learned on a trip through China

What I learned on a trip through China

🕔10:31, 24.Dec 2021

Several colleagues and I made our first journey back to China in more than 15 months as we start to get back to on-the-ground research. Our trip in May took us to 16 cities and included close to 90 meetings

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Green hydrogen is finally showing its true colours

Green hydrogen is finally showing its true colours

🕔08:33, 24.Dec 2021

Hydrogen is the most abundant molecule in the universe, found primarily locked in water and hydrocarbons. Its qualities have been known for a long time, and it has been used for more than 100 years as an industrial chemical. While

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The coup the graph

The coup the graph

🕔16:02, 10.Dec 2021

Our outlook favors the normalization case. The emergence of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the third quarter clearly put this thesis on hold and elongated the normalization process. Thus, the price pressures are going to leak well into 2022. But

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How to dismantle a conglomerate.

How to dismantle a conglomerate.

🕔14:58, 10.Dec 2021

If you are looking for market volatility to spice up your week then core government bond markets would be a good place to start. After last weeks ‘communication breakdown’ between central banks and investors, and more dovish policy response, that

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The Strong Potential of Swiss Small and Mid-Caps Equities

The Strong Potential of Swiss Small and Mid-Caps Equities

🕔12:45, 10.Dec 2021

The Swiss small and mid-cap equity segment offers exposure to a balanced and diversified universe of value creative companies. Beyond its 40% concentration in the three names, Nestlé, Roche and Novartis, the large cap space is often …

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Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

Barometer: Het beleggingslandschap in 2022

🕔09:18, 9.Dec 2021

Hoewel obligaties het moeilijk zullen hebben bij een stijging van de rente, zouden aandelen een behoorlijk eencijferig rendement moeten genereren, omdat sterke bedrijfswinsten een daling van de winstveelvouden van aandelen compenseren.

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The bumpy road to net zero

The bumpy road to net zero

🕔15:26, 3.Dec 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents a radical transformation of the economy from one dominated by fossil fuels to one that is predominately based on clean energy. This will require radical decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy. As

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ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

🕔10:22, 3.Dec 2021

Duurzaam beleggen hoeft niet beperkt te blijven tot de lange termijn. Geldmarktfondsen kunnen ook ESG omarmen en beleggers helpen om duurzaamheid te bereiken in hun portefeuille. Milieu-, maatschappelijke en bestuurlijke factoren (ESG) in aanmerking nemen om risico's te verminderen en

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The role bonds play in a portfolio

The role bonds play in a portfolio

🕔01:02, 3.Dec 2021

Building a resilient and balanced portfolio should be a priority for many investors in today’s environment of heightened financial market uncertainty and volatility across a range of asset classes, including equities. With that in mind, now’s a perfect time to

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De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

De natuurlijke rem op bevolkingsgroei

🕔14:45, 26.Nov 2021

Er wonen ruim drie keer zoveel mensen op aarde dan 70 jaar geleden. Die toename verklaart voor een groot deel waarom we tegenwoordig veel meer vragen dan onze planeet ons kan geven. In de film ‘A Life on Our Planet’

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Walking the delicate path to normalisation

Walking the delicate path to normalisation

🕔14:19, 26.Nov 2021

European Gazette: As central banks move gingerly towards normalising monetary policy, a delicate balancing act is under way. They need to tighten policy – but neither too soon, nor too quickly. Indeed, the flattening of the US yield curve in

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 26.Nov 2021

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

🕔08:05, 26.Nov 2021

Whilst the definition is fairly broad, a traditional DMAC investment approach aims to build a balanced portfolio of directional trades that mix traditional and idiosyncratic premia (betas) by taking risk-on/risk-off positions using fundamental macro and market analyses that are not

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The growing threat of cyber risk

The growing threat of cyber risk

🕔14:00, 25.Nov 2021

Companies are faced with a difficult decision after a cyberattack has occurred. Paying the ransom has become more expensive over time and it does not guarantee that the cyber criminals will release their grip on company systems, nor does it

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Podcast: Are central banks at an inflection point?

Podcast: Are central banks at an inflection point?

🕔14:56, 19.Nov 2021

5 minutes with UBP global fixed income: What do you think of the recent communications from central banks? In this new podcast, our experts Bernard McGrath and Mohammed Kazmi share their views and reflect on the upcoming June meetings.

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Can investors help bridge the US digital divide?

Can investors help bridge the US digital divide?

🕔14:39, 19.Nov 2021

Fast and affordable internet service has become a critical component to working, studying, accessing health care and participating in the political process – both in the US and across the globe. In 2016, the United Nations went so far as

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Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

🕔13:37, 19.Nov 2021

Two factors have interested us in Europe in 2021. First, there has been a value rally since November 2020, particularly in smaller companies. The onset of the pandemic in Europe in early 2020 initially saw value and cyclical stocks, typically

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Solving the puzzle: ESG assessment in sovereign bond portfolios

Solving the puzzle: ESG assessment in sovereign bond portfolios

🕔12:45, 19.Nov 2021

Sovereigns are difficult to assess, given their complex social, economic, political, and geographic makeup. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis of sovereigns is thus inherently complicated since it builds on an already-challenging typical sovereign assessment. In part, this is due

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

🕔08:29, 19.Nov 2021

Er is veel geschreven over duurzaam beleggen en de noodzaak om de leefbaarheid van onze planeet te beschermen. Maar al die verhalen samen, hebben nog niet zoveel in beweging gebracht als A Life on Our Planet. Dat is een film

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China’s economy risks a sharp slowdown in growth

China’s economy risks a sharp slowdown in growth

🕔18:02, 12.Nov 2021

Investors in China should prepare for a rough patch. The economy is slowing, and regulations are tightening in several industries. The economic cycle turned in June/July, based on the official Purchasing Managers Index readings and other indicators that we track.

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Be strategic when realizing tax losses

Be strategic when realizing tax losses

🕔10:42, 12.Nov 2021

The routine for many investors is to harvest losses in December. But end-ofyear harvesting could mean missed opportunities. There are many possible reasons why investors decide to harvest tax losses at the end of the year. Perhaps they take pride

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Long-term outlook: World macro economy

Long-term outlook: World macro economy

🕔10:33, 12.Nov 2021

A key factor in the past year has been the unprecedented fiscal and monetary support. The initial economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent rebound have been different for many countries. As the pandemic started in China, that

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 12.Nov 2021

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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Healthy cities

Healthy cities

🕔08:22, 12.Nov 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the onus on health. Well-designed and well-serviced cities are a key piece of the puzzle. Smart cities aren’t just about robotics and futuristic design. To be truly smart, they also need to protect and promote

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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔16:32, 5.Nov 2021

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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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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Convertible bonds: multi-functional and flexible capital

Convertible bonds: multi-functional and flexible capital

🕔12:13, 5.Nov 2021

Market weekly: Convertible bonds are hybrid instruments combining bond and equity characteristics. As a result, they offer some equity upside, but with bond-like protection on the downside. If we are at the start of a cycle of rising interest rates,

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Green revolution re-energises utility stocks

Green revolution re-energises utility stocks

🕔10:23, 5.Nov 2021

After three straight years of stellar performance, European renewable energy stocks have fallen back to earth in 2021. But the future is still bright for green power as the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy gathers pace. In the short

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ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

🕔08:23, 5.Nov 2021

Duurzaam beleggen hoeft niet beperkt te blijven tot de lange termijn. Geldmarktfondsen kunnen ook ESG omarmen en beleggers helpen om duurzaamheid te bereiken in hun portefeuille. Milieu-, maatschappelijke en bestuurlijke factoren (ESG) in aanmerking nemen om risico's te verminderen en

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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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China: the landscape has changed

China: the landscape has changed

🕔10:14, 29.Oct 2021

Many will cite the suspension of the Ant Group IPO in November, 2020 as kicking off the crackdown on China’s ‘Big Tech’ companies and presaging the July, 2021 crackdowns across a wider range of industries. However, the regulatory foundations for

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Europe: reasons for optimism…and caution

Europe: reasons for optimism…and caution

🕔09:01, 29.Oct 2021

The European economic recovery is well under way: gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Europe’s major economies was stronger than expected over Q2, notably in Italy and Spain. As European economies are opening up, services activity has recovered sharply, boosted

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Libor Transition: How much longer must we ‘sofr’ from libor-linked securities?

Libor Transition: How much longer must we ‘sofr’ from libor-linked securities?

🕔08:17, 29.Oct 2021

In March of this year, regulators across multiple jurisdictions made a well-orchestrated announcement that all non-USD LIBOR rates would be discontinued at the end of 2021. However, and much to the relief of market participants in the US, this announcement

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China-US monetary policy divergence – Implications for Asia

China-US monetary policy divergence – Implications for Asia

🕔12:55, 28.Oct 2021

Diverging macroeconomic policies in China and the US have created market volatility recently amid concerns that China’s growth slowdown could spill over into Asia and a less generous US central bank could mean tighter US dollar liquidity for …

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De strijd tegen Delta

De strijd tegen Delta

🕔11:00, 28.Oct 2021

Hoewel de verspreiding van de nieuwe Delta Covidvariant de wereldeconomie heeft verstoord, zouden stimulansen en vaccinatieprogramma's een sterke groeivertraging moeten voorkomen. De economische groei is de afgelopen maanden duidelijk vertraagd, grotendeels door de verspreiding van de bijzonder besmettelijke Delta-variant van

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ETFs in EM local debt: Do they work?

ETFs in EM local debt: Do they work?

🕔08:34, 28.Oct 2021

In recent years we’ve seen a surge of interest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a cost efficient and effective way to try and replicate market index performance. But are ETFs as effective as investors think? As part of our

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Above the cloud: investment opportunities across the value chain

Above the cloud: investment opportunities across the value chain

🕔14:48, 22.Oct 2021

Every prior industrial revolution has had a catalyst followed by transformational change. Steam enabledmechanisation in the first industrial revolution,electricity led to mass production in the second, while technology droveautomation in the …

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔10:59, 22.Oct 2021

In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig van te merken, maar ook dit jaar worden allerlei weerrecords gebroken. Terwijl ons land nog een koud voorjaar achter de rug heeft – met zelfs de koudste aprilmaand sinds 1986 – werd het

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