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Momentum risk premium is one of the most important alternative risk premia. Since it is considered a market anomaly, it is not always well understood
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Over the past weeks, financial markets have been shaken by the Evergrande saga – China’s second-largest property developer – which is facing difficulties in servicing its huge debt pile (it needs to repay some $7.4bn of bonds maturing in 2022).
Almost certainly, either the SPD – if its recent surge in the polls is to be trusted – or the conservative CDU/CSU will come first in terms of votes and seats, unless the Greens manage an unexpected comeback. However, as has happened in previous elections, no party will secure a majority in the Bundestag by itself. Polls indicate that for the first time a three-party coalition will be required to form a majority government.
While carbon emissions have been increasing slowly despite efforts to bring them down, “net zero” commitments, however, have skyrocketed. Setting climate objectives used to be the appanage of public actors, but no longer. Investors are increasingly on board and net zero alliances exist for all kinds of financial institutions: asset owners, banks, asset managers. On top of that, at the COP26 in Glasgow, a net zero alliance of alliances will be launched “the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero”.
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