Latest equities thinking

  • Cut it out! The complex quest to decarbonise heating

    16 Mar 2021

    More countries are contemplating their visions for a lower carbon world. Norway has excluded fossil fuels entirely for heating buildings, while others are taking a more nuanced approach. So, what are the options for those with environment at the heart of their agenda?

  • 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.

  • From crisis comes opportunity: What’s normal now?

    2 Mar 2021

    Big challenges bring us the opportunity to think differently. Our investment teams reveal what they have learnt from COVID-19, and how they are preparing to face whatever ‘normal’ emerges in a post-pandemic world.

  • Pixie dust and demon dust: The little things that make a big difference in equity markets

    19 Feb 2021

    To gain an accurate picture of a company’s long-term prospects, investors must pay close attention to the details, says Giles Parkinson.

  • When it comes to emerging markets, small is beautiful

    17 Feb 2021

    With concentration increasing in major emerging market indices, small cap companies can offer investors welcome diversification, says Will Ballard.

  • Weather shifts and white elephants: How climate risk is moving the goalposts for emerging market investors

    10 Feb 2021

    Droughts and water shortages used to be associated with the world’s poorest countries. Now middle-income economies are suffering the effects of extreme weather too, with significant implications for investors, says Will Ballard.

  • EM equities: Will Chinese regulators tear down the house that Jack built?

    5 Feb 2021

    In late 2020, Chinese authorities announced an antitrust investigation into e-commerce giant Alibaba and halted the IPO of its financial services affiliate, Ant Group. Alistair Way looks at the implications for investors in Chinese tech.

  • The COVID Nudge

    28 Jan 2021

    In these data visualisations, we look at whether COVID-19 will achieve something that millions spent on public health campaigning has failed to do.

  • What a carve up! The future of the internet

    22 Jan 2021

    Commercial and geopolitical forces are threatening to fracture the internet into competing regimes, making it harder for companies to operate across borders and potentially limiting their growth. We explore the implications for investors.

  • The tough arithmetic of #neversell stocks

    19 Jan 2021

    Over recent years, a group of established companies have traded at relatively high valuations for their robust competitive advantages and consistent growth records. But in a competitive economy, investors should not assume this will continue indefinitely, warns Giles Parkinson.

  • Our annual letter to company chairpersons

    15 Jan 2021

    As part of our engagement efforts, every January we send a letter to the chairs of companies we invest in (and some we don’t, but still want to use our influence with) to set out our stewardship priorities for the year. Here, in full, is our 2021 letter.

  • Issuance, support from equities and volatility: The outlook for convertible bonds in 2021

    18 Dec 2020

    Shawn Mato, convertible bond fund manager, picks three themes that could have a big say in how the asset class performs in 2021.

Subscribe to AIQ

Receive our insights on the big themes influencing financial markets and the global economy, from interest rates and inflation to technology and environmental change. 

Subscribe today

AIQ Investment Thinking

Get our perspective on key themes influencing investment markets globally.
Read more

House View

A quarterly publication which encapsulates the thinking of our investment team.

Read more