Redefining Value: A Modern DefinitionSubscription
Performance leadership in the decade long U.S. equity market cycle is and continues to be growth stocks. Value has significantly underperformed for several years. Principal proprietary factor timing models signalled an opportunity for value exposures in December and we believe it is time to discuss portfolio implementation to take advantage of the potential value opportunity.
Since early 2016, US HY default rates have experienced a sort of “mini –cycle”, peaking at the end of 2016. Nevertheless, the recent rise and fall movements appear mostly commodity driven: default rates would have remained fairly stable if energy and material sectors were excluded from calculations.
Approaching a turning point?Subscription
With Australia’s gateway cities of Sydney and Melbourne now entering late stages of growth, is it time for a strategic rotation into the secondary cities of Brisbane and Perth?
Global Equity ESG marks six-year anniversarySubscription
Six years ago, we launched our Global Equity ESG strategy. The aim was simple: achieve capital appreciation by investing in global equity securities with favourable ESG credentials. Today, we assess how it has achieved this objective since inception.
We believe that companies which contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are capable of creating positive social and environmental impacts – and are also exposed to the drivers of future growth. We created the Hermes SDG Taxonomy to find investment opportunities directly connected to the goals by identifying impactful businesses poised to be the growth champions of tomorrow.
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Each month IPE surveys around 100 asset managers with one or more European segregated mandates for their predictions for equities, bonds and currency markets in the next 6 to 12 months
The end of 2018 saw expectations shift meaningfully in certain markets, and then pause. It also saw trends accelerate, then pause. For most of us, the pauses were welcome, because the shifts were related to broad market plans. Unfortunately, 2019 has seen a resumption in the directionality away from prior trends. Trends that had previously been accelerating have resumed as well. These are not universally negative movements, but are meaningful....read more