Latest multi-asset & multi-strategy thinking
Zero-COVID: China’s costly policy error
10 Aug 2022
Beijing’s ideological battle to stamp out COVID-19 appears increasingly misguided as the rest of the world learns to live with the virus. But the impact of China’s approach will be felt far beyond its borders.
What does the data say? Are we close to 1970’s-style stagflation?
29 Jul 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at whether the global economy is heading towards stagflation.
Multi-asset allocation views: Is this the end of the 60/40 strategy?
20 Jul 2022
Government bonds have not acted as safe haven assets recently. Sunil Krishnan explores whether this spells the end of the traditional 60/40 allocation in multi-asset portfolios.
ESG investing: Lasting lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine
23 Jun 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to ESG receiving widespread flak. While much of the criticism is unjustified, the episode underlines how many issues related to ESG are complex and involve trade-offs. Investment approaches may need fine tuning, especially if the geopolitical landscape continues to change so rapidly.
Multi-asset allocation views: Central banks’ delicate balancing act
6 Jun 2022
With high levels of inflation persisting around the world, central banks must tighten policy without hurting consumer demand and economic growth. This will be more difficult for some central banks than others, says Sunil Krishnan.
What does the data say? Where have the safe havens gone?
27 May 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at how various asset classes are holding up in a turbulent year for financial markets.
Is stagflation set to make an unwanted return?
18 May 2022
Surging inflation is leading to fears the world economy could be heading towards recession. While there are diverging views on whether we are entering a new era of stagflation, the medium-term growth-inflation trade off looks set to worsen with big implication for asset prices, argue Michael Grady and Peter Fitzgerald.
What does the data say? Ukraine-Russia: The human and economic costs of war
29 Apr 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at the far-reaching human and economic consequences of the Ukraine-Russian war.
A new Cold War? What the Russia-Ukraine crisis means for globalisation and markets
28 Apr 2022
The world has become more volatile and unpredictable with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But while Vladimir Putin may have dealt globalisation another blow, China and the West will want to prevent the world splitting into two competing blocs.
Multi-asset allocation views: Five lessons for investors during turbulent times
22 Apr 2022
From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to surging inflation, risk has well and truly returned to markets in 2022. Sunil Krishnan offers useful insights for investors unaccustomed to such challenging times.
Economic volatility: The end of the Great Moderation?
6 Apr 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, following hot on the heels of the pandemic, could hasten the transition to a new, more volatile economic environment. That would have major ramifications for financial markets and investors, argues Michael Grady.
China, inflation and politics: Three reasons for EM turbulence
24 Feb 2022
Emerging market assets have underperformed developed market peers over the past decade. While this has led to valuation gaps, selectivity will be critical, argues David Nowakowski.