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  • Investors patience rewarded

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    Investors patience rewarded

    2024-02-26T15:20:00Z

    “Despite the new highs, opportunities remain in European large caps with strong profitability, while small caps may benefit later on.”

  • Five insights on institutional investors’ approach to Responsible Investments

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    Five insights on institutional investors’ approach to Responsible Investments

    2024-02-20T11:45:00Z

    There is a wide variation between investors in terms of the degree to which responsible investing and ESG considerations are integrated into investment approaches. Geography is a key factor of differentiation, as the degree of social norms in a country influences local investors’ focus on responsible investment. As an illustration, institutional investors in Europe have a relatively high sensitivity to sustainability investing, while the situation is more heterogeneous in the US, where the debate on ESG matters is politically tainted.

  • Credit markets in focus in 2024

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    Credit markets in focus in 2024

    2024-02-20T11:26:00Z

    In what turned out to be another volatile year, credit markets remained resilient in 2023, posting both positive excess and total returns. Looking at 2024, there is room for more optimism in the credit space, with expectations for strong total returns and continued demand from investors seeking high-quality duration and longer-maturity investment solutions, supported by anticipated interest rate cuts by major central banks.

  • US Inflation surprise on the Fed radar

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    US Inflation surprise on the Fed radar

    2024-02-19T12:04:00Z

    The January inflation data in the US is not totally reassuring for the Fed. While goods prices continue to slow down, core services inflation is picking up, notably in Shelters, Medical care, and Education & Communication.

  • Institutional investors’ approaches to responsible investing

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    Institutional investors’ approaches to responsible investing

    2024-02-19T11:07:00Z

    In this paper, we aim to understand institutional investors’ approach to responsible investing, which has become an important consideration in many investors’ portfolio management decisions. We conduct in-depth qualitative interviews with more than twenty institutional investors – mostly consisting of pension plans and central banks –, and complement our insights with relevant findings from academic literature.

  • Outerblue Talks Social- Exploring perceptions of equal opportunities with Romina Boarini, OECD

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    Outerblue Talks Social: Exploring perceptions of equal opportunities with Romina Boarini, OECD

    2024-02-16T11:00:00Z

    Promoting social mobility and equality of opportunity remains a pressing concern for many countries, challenging the very fabric of our society. Hence, understanding the perceptions and representations of equal opportunities is essential to catalyse collective action and support corrective measures.

  • Expert Aggregation for Financial Forecasting

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    Expert Aggregation for Financial Forecasting

    2024-02-15T10:46:00Z

    Machine learning algorithms dedicated to financial time series forecasting have gained a lot of interest. But choosing between several algorithms can be challenging, as their estimation accuracy may be unstable over time. Online aggregation of experts combine the forecasts of a finite set of models in a single approach without making any assumption about the models.

  • Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, and Strategy - February 2024

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    Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, and Strategy - February 2024

    2024-02-13T11:18:00Z

    Disruption in the Red Sea is prompting speculation around inflationary shocks just as in the Covid era So, what differs today from the post Covid experience to make the impact more micro than macro and more regional and sector specific than global?

  • Macroeconomic and financial market forecasts - February 2024

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    Macroeconomic and financial market forecasts - February 2024

    2024-02-13T11:09:00Z

    Macroeconomic forecasts as of 2 February 2024

  • Cross Asset Investment Strategy - February 2024

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    Cross Asset Investment Strategy - February 2024

    2024-02-13T10:57:00Z

    Topic of the Month - Japan equity: top performer in 2023; remains attractive option for 2024

  • 6 minutes Japan equity leadership continues

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    Japan equity leadership continues

    2024-02-12T15:38:00Z

    Japanese equities continued their strong performance in 2024, reaching their highest levels in 34 years. The recent trend has also benefitted technology shares supported by a solid economic outlook.

  • Global Investment Views - February 2024

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    Global Investment Views - February 2024

    2024-02-07T12:57:00Z

    “The economic backdrop appears more resilient than expected, but valuations are too stretched in some areas. A fundamental approach, with a global focus is key at this stage of the cycle.”