Latest multi-asset & multi-strategy thinking
Multi-asset allocation views: Moving short on duration
16 Jul 2021
A strong economic recovery and continued reflationary bias from the Federal Reserve could push long-dated yields higher on US Treasuries, says Sunil Krishnan.
The rise of retail investors
17 Jun 2021
Individual investors have long been derided for buying and selling investments at the worst possible moment. But recent events suggest this characterisation is outdated.
For richer, for poorer? Post-COVID economic fortunes likely to diverge
15 Jun 2021
The global economy looks to be recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak faster than once seemed likely. However, a big divergence in prospects is emerging between richer and poorer nations.
A tale of two hemispheres: Economic recovery from COVID-19
26 May 2021
While much of the developed world appears to be on the road to recovery, aided by the rapid roll-out of vaccines, the outlook for many poorer countries is far less favourable, says Ian Pizer.
Multi-asset allocation views: Equities on a style merry-go-round
18 May 2021
Although economic growth, operating leverage and valuations support equities, it is too early to tell whether value stocks are finally set to make a comeback, says Sunil Krishnan.
Income: A dangerous love affair
11 May 2021
Beauty is only skin deep, as the saying goes. Francois de Bruin explains what this piece of wisdom means for yield-hungry income investors.
David takes on Goliath: Retail investors show they are a force to be reckoned with
28 Apr 2021
Recent events have shown the increasing influence of retail investors, although long-term financial success will continue to depend on making the right fundamental calls, argues Peter Fitzgerald.
Multi-asset allocation views: Loose policy doesn’t rule out a steeper curve
15 Apr 2021
While inflation is expected to rise after last year’s lows, it will likely be transitory. Sunil Krishnan explores what this means for the economy, yield curves and equity markets.
Lean on me: How can bond investors influence government climate action?
25 Mar 2021
The coronavirus epidemic has further accelerated the rise of ESG into the investment mainstream. As deficits skyrocket, bond investors have an opportunity to engage with governments on climate change, argues Thomas Dillon.
Why it is getting harder to assess value in financial markets
19 Mar 2021
Massive intervention by central banks and governments in recent years has left investors struggling to value financial assets.
The new struggle for global supremacy could disrupt financial markets
17 Mar 2021
China’s economic rise threatens US supremacy and the global economic and financial order built up since 1945.
Zero rates: Too much of a good thing?
9 Mar 2021
The inexorable rise in asset prices caused by the seemingly never-ending era of monetary easing is calling into question long-held investment beliefs, as members of our multi-asset & macro and equities teams explain.