Latest multi-asset & multi-strategy thinking
The Macron effect
31 May 2018
Emmanuel Macron has implemented a swathe of reforms since his election as President of France in May 2017, but further challenges lie ahead to revitalise the economy.
Not just about duration: the benefits of a multi-factor approach to fixed income
1 May 2018
Duration is a key consideration for bond investors. But it’s far from the whole story.
Interesting times: the advantages of active fixed income
19 Apr 2018
Opportunity knocks for fixed income investors who are not forced to ‘hug’ market indices.
Why investors should welcome the return of volatility
26 Mar 2018
The unusual calm in global financial markets over the last few years is unlikely to return but investors should welcome rather than fear the prospect of higher volatility, says Peter Fitzgerald.
The dangerous science of buckets
22 Mar 2018
Why absolute return fixed income challenges traditional asset allocation thinking.
What’s up with the dollar?
15 Mar 2018
Rising US interest rates have failed to arrest a long-running decline in the dollar, now into its fourteenth month. Ahmed Behdenna looks at some of the reasons why.
Traditional income investing to be tested in 2018
1 Feb 2018
Traditional sources of income have had a comfortable ride in recent years, but this year is likely to prove more challenging, writes Gavin Counsell.
Trump year two: ten issues to watch
28 Nov 2017
From late night tweets to tough talk on trade, Donald Trump’s first year in office has been far from dull. We explore some key developments investors should look out for over the next 12 months.
Brexit: the investment implications of no deal
14 Nov 2017
The risk of the UK exiting the European Union without agreeing its future relationship appears to have risen in recent weeks. We consider the ramifications of such an outcome for the UK economy and sterling-denominated assets.
Macron victory spurs renewed hope of European integration
10 Jul 2017
Emmanuel Macron’s election as French president has raised hopes that the European project is set to be given renewed impetus. This could mark a sea change for financial markets, writes Ahmed Behdenna.
Be ready as dispersion ousts correlation as key for investors
9 Jul 2017
Strong correlations since the financial crisis will begin to break down.
A matter of trust - by Euan Munro
14 Nov 2016
Aviva Investors’ CEO Euan Munro discusses what the asset management industry can do to demonstrate its societal and economic value.