Latest equities thinking
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.
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.
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.
Recovery, divergence and externalities: The outlook for global equities in 2021
15 Dec 2020
Giles Parkinson, global equities portfolio manager at Aviva Investors, looks at three themes that will shape the asset class in 2021.
Reversal of fortunes, Brexit and dividends: The outlook for UK equities in 2021
11 Dec 2020
Trevor Green, UK equity portfolio manager at Aviva Investors, picks three themes that could have a big say in how the asset class performs in 2021.
Selectivity, sanctions and decarbonisation: The outlook for emerging market equities in 2021
11 Dec 2020
Alistair Way, head of emerging market equities at Aviva Investors, looks at three themes that will shape the asset class in 2021.
COVID, climate and Black Lives Matter: The stories that defined 2020
10 Dec 2020
We select some of our key pieces of content in a year of unending drama.