In the first week of June, volatility in European and US sovereign debt markets picked up again after a two-week […]
Active management leaves a unique fingerprint on portfolio returns. The return contribution of security selection and market timing – commonly […]
The idea that outperformance comes more easily to a fund manager managing portfolios with a larger Active Share is in […]
Interest rates in Europe fell dramatically until the middle of April 2015 driven, in part, by the European Central Bank’s […]
Pesticides and fertilizers hazardous for humans? We live in a world in which man-made chemicals have become a part of […]
Developing policies to address questions that arise in the face of population ageing is a huge challenge for governments because there is no precedent.
Multi-asset funds are seeing more and more interest from a wide variety of investor types, including individuals, private banks and […]
The ECB’s bond purchases could lead to a scarity of government bonds. Sovereign issuance in the eurozone was strong early this year but it will shrink.
Recent regulations have led toward higher credit differentiation between LGFVs. Still, clearer solutions are needed to provide clarity for investors.
If investors now view Bunds as more fairly priced, what could prompt a return of the euro parity trade in currency markets?
With the ‘big five’ European football leagues cumulating a revenue of almost EUR 10 billion, investors are putting more importance on socially responsible matters.
With longevity rising in OECD countries, funding for one’s retirement period is proving to be increasingly difficult by requiring more individual saivngs.
Recent events have seen a sharp reversal of market trends, with the PBOC cutting benchmark interest rates and the ECB’s tightening of financial conditions.
We believe the relative attractive valuation for Asian equities provides downside support and positions Asia in a “sweet spot”. External factors also play a role.
Portfolio rebalancing is occurring slowly. This shows that the effects of QE are happening gradually, and not that QE is having a less desired impact.
Assets managed by official institutions have risen significantly in recent years making them a powerful force in financial markets. A […]
We are more than a quarter of the way into the year which has promised much in the way of […]
There is a clear consensus on mankind’s activities being the main source of climate change. Yet the energy industry – […]