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What’s the investment landscape looking like for multi-asset?

In this video David Vickers, Senior Portfolio Manager, discusses the current investment landscape for multi-asset. He discusses H1 2018, recession probabilities and Brexit. Related posts 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk Q2 Fixed Income Survey – the U.S. growth domino effect David Vickers – Senior Portfolio

GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update

Do increasing political risks pose to a threat to global economic growth? See what our strategists’ views are for the third quarter of 2018 and beyond. View the full report.   Be alert: Trade-war and U.S. recession   The two key global market trends of early 2018 – U.S. growth leadership and the U.S. dollar

Unconstrained

Unconstrained bond investing – an introduction

Unconstrained bond investing strategies can provide a solution for today’s investors and tomorrow’s liabilities. Here we outline what unconstrained investing strategies are, and why investors should consider them now.   Why unconstrained investing?   Returns, drawdown protection and governance In the face of unwinding fiscal stimulus and continued high valuations, investors face a great challenge

Jun 21, 2018 Categories: Fixed Income, Investment Strategy
US Federal Reserve

June FOMC meeting: Slow and steady with another rate increase

In predictable fashion, the Fed increased borrowing costs again today. How long can the central bank stick to its quarterly rate-hiking rhythm? We think there are four big unanswered questions for U.S. monetary policy.   Universally expected   With today’s rate hike, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) has now taken steps to tighten monetary policy

Jun 13, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

Should I stay or should I go?

A strong start for markets in January was quickly replaced by uncertainty and volatility, which continue to this day. How might the rest of the year play out? Today Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy, looks back over the year so far and discusses the January effect.   “So goes January, so goes the

Running with the bulls

Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk

Note: This is the inaugural blog in a three-part series focusing on how to get returns in today’s bull market while protecting against risk — in other words, how to run with the bulls without getting trampled.   The risk of the downside    It’s no secret that we believe equity valuations in the U.S.

May 16, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Did active management hold up during first-quarter volatility?

Results from our quarterly survey of active managers   Despite volatility, active managers performed well Volatility may have rattled investors’ nerves during a rocky first quarter for markets, but did those with their assets in the hands of an active manager sleep better at night? The results from our quarterly survey of active management performance

Commodities rally

What’s behind the recent rally in commodities?

Positive trend   Commodities have been in a positive trend since mid-June of last year, when oil began moving higher from the low $40s.1 After a period of consolidation in February and March, commodities have seen some strong price advances, particularly in energy and metals. Today, we outline the drivers behind the recent rally, and

Integration of ESG in a disruptive world

Responsible investing: Will ESG factors disrupt the way you invest?   Our recent quarterly update focused on disruptions — how the current environment can be disrupted by new approaches and technologies. Often disruptors sit in plain sight. The trends and efforts they represent can emerge over time, but ESG factors can also suddenly impact both

Facebook scandal

#DeleteFacebook: Data privacy concerns flood the social network

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal   On March 16, news broke that British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had gained improper access to data from as many as 50 million Facebook users (an estimate that has since been upped to 87 million).1 That firm and its top executives are now also under fire for alleged violations of U.S.

Apr 18, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

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