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  • European power price surges

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    European power price surges

    2021-11-02T14:46:00Z

    Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents the biggest transformation the energy sector has ever seen. As we stand on the precipice of this transition it is becoming increasingly clear that we are in for a bumpy ride. With supply and demand for fossil fuels becoming increasingly difficult to predict, and technological innovation ramping up – sparks are sure to fly in energy markets, a trend that we are already observing in 2021.

  • COP26 - an opportunity to heighten climate ambitions

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    COP26: an opportunity to heighten climate ambitions

    2021-11-02T14:43:00Z

    The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, COP26, gets underway in Glasgow on 31 October, running through to 12 November. Its aim is to accelerate action towards the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and as such investors should pay attention to any outcomes: they could result in policies and regulation that will affect companies and create green growth opportunities.

  • Country head focus – Switzerland

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    Country head focus – Switzerland

    2021-06-29T13:48:00Z

    The country’s financiers and fintech entrepreneurs are developing fresh ideas that are influencing the global evolution of sustainable finance

  • Biden’s strong commitment on climate change

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    Biden’s strong commitment on climate change

    2021-06-29T13:33:00Z

    The US president’s “American Jobs Plan” aims to fulfill his campaign pledges on climate change – if he can get it through Congress

  • Is the bond broken?

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    Is the bond broken?

    2021-06-29T13:20:00Z

    An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification.

  • Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

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    Developing capital markets make China an exciting option

    2021-02-18T15:39:00Z

    With Chinese New Year celebrations getting underway and 2021 being the Year of the Ox – a symbol of strength and determination – we look at the prospects for Chinese equities

  • Coronavirus highlights fixed income’s potential for impact investing

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    Coronavirus highlights fixed income’s potential for impact investing

    2021-02-18T15:36:00Z

    Investors such as pension funds are increasingly seeking investments with a positive impact, and the surge in Covid-19 bond issuance in 2020 indicates that fixed income is the asset class well-positioned to deliver positive social outcomes.

  • Why we think it’s too early to be cautious on equities

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    Why we think it’s too early to be cautious on equities

    2021-02-18T15:30:00Z

    Value stocks outperformed momentum by almost 30% in November, but then gave back a third of this by the beginning of 2021

  • CIO EMEA Outlook 2021 - Knowns And Unknowns After A Tumultuous Year

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    CIO EMEA Outlook 2021: Knowns And Unknowns After A Tumultuous Year

    2020-12-17T10:48:00Z

    At the beginning of the year we were threatened with excitement, be that trade wars or ongoing political upheaval in the Europe and the US. None of us were prepared for a global pandemic. 

  • European Equities - The Peak Of Pessimism Is Behind Us

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    European Equities: The Peak Of Pessimism Is Behind Us

    2020-12-15T12:43:00Z

    There are reasons for optimism in 2021. Forget a U-shaped recovery; the letter we look for in 2021 is V, which stands for vaccine. Our baseline scenario is that vaccines roll out across Europe in early 2021, allowing business and consumer activity to start to return to normal. But even if there are delays and further lockdowns, the economic impact of Covid-19 should ease markedly in 2021.

  • Global IG - Don’t Underestimate Changed Behaviours

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    Global IG: Don’t Underestimate Changed Behaviours

    2020-12-10T12:55:00Z

    We came into 2020 on the back of one of the longest expansion phases ever, with increasingly loose monetary policy extending the growth cycle. Because of that growth and low interest rates, companies had been gearing up and corporate leverage was actually relatively high going into the pandemic.

  • Fixed Income - Security Selection A Key Driver Of Outperformance

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    Fixed Income: Security Selection A Key Driver Of Outperformance

    2020-12-09T12:48:00Z

    The US Federal Reserve’s aggressive response to the coronavirus pandemic has driven yields on safe-haven debt to near zero, leaving “low-risk” portfolios increasingly susceptible to interest rate-driven price volatility.