Latest equities thinking

What does the data say? Vaccines, illiquidity and managers called Dave

26 Mar 2021

In the first of a new monthly series, we take a visual approach to illustrate topical data themes in economies, markets and beyond. This month we look at the correlation between stock market performance and vaccinations, the illiquidity premium in real assets, and whether there are still more men called Dave running funds than female managers.

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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.

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Levelling up: How COVID-19 is accelerating a digital revolution in construction and manufacturing

18 Mar 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred companies to upgrade their digital capabilities, boosting productivity and creating investment opportunities in previously overlooked niches.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The AIQ Podcast: The future of the internet

9 Feb 2021

Commercial and geopolitical forces are threatening to fracture the internet. In this episode of the AIQ podcast, we explore the implications for investors.

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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.

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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.

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

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