Latest equities thinking

  • Health first: Finding resilience in pharmaceuticals

    2 Jul 2020

    COVID-19 has led to a new appreciation of the importance of healthcare in ensuring all members of society thrive. So where should investors be looking to find resilience in an industry facing enormous change?

  • Why COVID-19 is unlikely to trigger a fresh financial crisis

    1 Jul 2020

    In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, Oliver Judd and Jaime Ramos Martin explain why banks are well-placed to withstand the economic fallout from COVID-19.

  • What do rising US-China tensions mean for global markets?

    24 Jun 2020

    In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, Aviva Investors experts discuss the prospects for financial markets and the world economy in the face of escalating hostilities between the US and China.

  • Defined Benefit pensions de-risking: A covenant and investment view

    23 Jun 2020

    In the midst of the COVID-19 shock, Felix Mantz from Lincoln Pensions and Joachim Sudre from Aviva Investors explore how defined benefit pension schemes should plan their journey towards an end game and adopt a more holistic approach to risk.

  • What makes a company resilient in a crisis?

    9 Jun 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic hits global economies, equity investors are redoubling their focus on corporate resilience. But what does resilience mean in the current context – and which companies have it?

  • Cinderella science? Why portfolio construction holds the key to resilient investment outcomes

    9 Jun 2020

    It is one thing to have a good investment idea, but quite another to extract the maximum potential from that idea and combine it with others to create an optimal portfolio. This is where portfolio construction comes in.

  • Equities and COVID-19: Now is not the time to double-down on uncertainty

    21 May 2020

    As the effects of COVID-19 continue to rip through societies and economies, Trevor Green explains why adding uncertainty on top of uncertainty is never a good investment strategy. He outlines three critical, but simple, rules for navigating the current equity market.

  • COVID-19: The impact on global equities

    28 Apr 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on global economies, Giles Parkinson assesses the impact across equity markets and the longer-term implications for investors.

  • Are investors too complacent about the coronavirus?

    21 Feb 2020

    In the latest of our editorial series, Link, AIQ brings members of Aviva Investors’ investment strategy, equity and debt teams together to discuss the prospects for financial markets and the world economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.

  • Cwtch: Has capitalism gone cuddly?

    18 Feb 2020

    In the first of a new editorial series, Link, AIQ brings together people from across Aviva Investors to debate topical themes. Mirza Baig and Stephanie Niven consider whether CEO claims about running businesses for multiple stakeholders rather than shareholders alone is a grand idea or just plain grandstanding.

  • In a complex market, investors need to connect information signals more effectively

    19 Nov 2019

    A growing body of research suggests equity investors are poor at recognising the connections and interrelationships between companies. A fresh approach is needed, argues Mikhail Zverev, head of global equities at Aviva Investors.

  • 5G: Anatomy of an equity investment idea

    11 Nov 2019

    The evolution of wireless technology has fuelled a host of new mobile applications and helped propel companies such as Netflix. 5G, its next iteration, promises speeds up to 20 times faster than the current 4G. But to think only in terms of speed severely underestimates 5G’s potential to fundamentally transform the business landscape – though not without tremendous risk.

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