Latest multi-asset & multi-strategy thinking
Can central banks maintain their independence?
14 Feb. 2019
Central bank independence is widely regarded as a prerequisite for successful monetary policy. However, with economies having struggled over the past decade and inflation no longer seen as a problem, that view is being contested, argues Stewart Robertson, chief economist at Aviva Investors.
Rising bond yields need not spell disaster for real assets
13 Nov. 2018
Investors will favour real asset classes offering growth potential in an environment of increasing bond yields, argues real asset analyst Vivienne Bolla.
The Macron effect
31 May 2018
Emmanuel Macron has implemented a swathe of reforms since his election as President of France in May 2017, but further challenges lie ahead to revitalise the economy.
Not just about duration: the benefits of a multi-factor approach to fixed income
1 May 2018
Duration is a key consideration for bond investors. But it’s far from the whole story.
Interesting times: the advantages of active fixed income
19 Apr. 2018
Opportunity knocks for fixed income investors who are not forced to ‘hug’ market indices.
Why investors should welcome the return of volatility
26 Mar. 2018
The unusual calm in global financial markets over the last few years is unlikely to return but investors should welcome rather than fear the prospect of higher volatility, says Peter Fitzgerald.
The dangerous science of buckets
22 Mar. 2018
Why absolute return fixed income challenges traditional asset allocation thinking.
What’s up with the dollar?
15 Mar. 2018
Rising US interest rates have failed to arrest a long-running decline in the dollar, now into its fourteenth month. Ahmed Behdenna looks at some of the reasons why.
Traditional income investing to be tested in 2018
1 Feb. 2018
Traditional sources of income have had a comfortable ride in recent years, but this year is likely to prove more challenging, writes Gavin Counsell.
Trump year two: ten issues to watch
28 Nov. 2017
From late night tweets to tough talk on trade, Donald Trump’s first year in office has been far from dull. We explore some key developments investors should look out for over the next 12 months.
Brexit: the investment implications of no deal
14 Nov. 2017
The risk of the UK exiting the European Union without agreeing its future relationship appears to have risen in recent weeks. We consider the ramifications of such an outcome for the UK economy and sterling-denominated assets.
Equity volatility: what lies beneath
5 Oct. 2017
While aggregate volatility of major stock indices continues to be atypically low, slowly but surely uncertainty is building up again in financial markets. Investors should take note.