This week, our chart focuses on the recent decline in oil prices and the impact on financial markets.
There is broad agreement in the investment community that the steep slide in oil prices will serve to support world growth through a number of channels.
The recent reform of fuel subsidies by the new government in Indonesia and a policy rate hike by Bank Indonesia should help boost GDP growth.
On 21 November 2014,The PBoC took markets by surprise by announcing a cut in the 1-year benchmark lending rate and the 1-year benchmark deposit rate, while raising the deposit rate ceiling
On the 28-29 October, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
What is the FOMC view on the US outlook? Its concern over downside inflation risks is limited. Dollar gains and cheaper commodities allow it to be patient in raising rates
The week of 13-17 October saw a marked rise in volatility across financial markets, price declines on a wide range of risk assets and investor flight into safe havens such as US Treasuries and German bunds.
On the 16-17 September 2014, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
Investors tend to give too much attention to short-term relative performance figures. As a solution to this, the amLeague organises a paper trading game where managers play as if they were managing a real portfolio.
During the summer, we created a quiz to work out which of the four main alpha quant factors suits each individuals personality best. Being quants, we could not resist the temptation to analyse the results…
The present situation of low interest rates for a “considerable time” creates pressure for both long-term investors and asset managers. Denial or frustration a zero-yield world is still widespread in our industry, however we are starting to see a period of ‘experimentation’.
Highlighting the importance of combining the four cardinal virtues of Plato in relation to the four main long-term factors of equity outperformance, rather than “timing” them.
High-yield bonds have had a very strong bull run since 2009. Can this continue? The credit specialists from BNP Paribas Asset Management’ Multi Asset team present the investment cases for and against high-yield bonds.
Given the current expectations of rising interest rates, it could be opportune now to choose an absolute-return strategy to diversify a traditional fixed-income portfolio.
A renminbi short-duration bond strategy can offer investors a powerful blend of yields higher than those on comparable fixed-income issues, potential currency gains and diversification benefits, argues Adeline Ng, head of Asian fixed income.
William De Vijlder says on CNBC that global investors remain concerned about China’s property sector.
The attributes of emerging markets’ have long been recognised in the form of abundant economic literature on the subject.
Etienne Vincent, head of quantitative management at THEAM, explains the similarities between the four main recurring sources of outperformance in equity markets and the four cardinal virtues identified by Plato in his philosophical works