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  • 2023 has begun with an inflation-relief rally

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    2023 has begun with an inflation-relief rally

    2023-01-24T17:22:00Z

    In the latest instalment of Simply put, where we make macro calls with a multi-asset perspective, we examine the current equity rally and its relationship to the decline in inflation.  

  • Asian credit outlook- a bright spot in 2023

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    Asian credit outlook: a bright spot in 2023

    2023-01-20T16:16:00Z

    After 2022 marked one of the worst years on record for fixed income, Asia is expected to be the world’s bright spot in 2023. We believe Asian credit reached a bottom in early November 2022 and is now on the ascendent due to China pivoting away from its zero-Covid policy and back towards a pro-growth stance, as well as the emergence of clear US disinflationary trends.

  • FinTech equities- trends to watch in 2023

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    FinTech equities: trends to watch in 2023

    2023-01-17T11:12:00Z

    Excessive valuations in our FinTech universe are now largely gone, contributing to a positive 2023 outlook, in our view. We are increasing our exposure to upcoming FinTech companies. 

  • Multi-asset allocation in anticipation of a soft-landing

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    Multi-asset allocation in anticipation of a soft-landing

    2023-01-17T10:55:00Z

    The performance of both equities and bonds in 2022 tested the resilience of multi-asset strategies and suggested it might be time to rethink how portfolios are structured. This quarterly edition of Simply put questions claims that the 60/40 portfolio is dead and examines whether the unfolding global recession is likely to result in a soft or a hard landing.

  • Risks and benefits of low-carbon investing- a new factor?

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    Risks and benefits of low-carbon investing: a new factor?

    2023-01-17T10:51:00Z

    The climate transition increasingly dominates the investment landscape as fund managers focus on sustainability themes. Low-carbon investing is an early approach that addresses climate risks in a systematic way.

  • Engaging with aluminium on net zero and biodiversity

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    Engaging with aluminium on net zero and biodiversity

    2022-12-19T11:39:00Z

    Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry that is crucial for the energy transition to net zero. Different companies are adopting varying approaches to reducing their carbon emissions. This case study outlines our engagement actions with two producers, highlighting the need for enhanced biodiversity considerations as a key issue in the energy transition and recognising there is no single way for any industry to decarbonise.

  • Has China broken the ‘doom-loop’? An Asia credit perspective

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    Has China broken the ‘doom-loop’? An Asia credit perspective

    2022-12-16T11:36:00Z

    The confluence of disinflationary trends taking hold in the US, and a decisive turn in Chinese policy, has broken the doom-loop for Chinese assets and Asian credit which has plagued markets since the third quarter of 2021.

  • Carbon markets advance despite mixed COP27 results

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    Carbon markets advance despite mixed COP27 results

    2022-12-15T11:31:00Z

    The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) was a missed opportunity to finalise the rules governing how countries can reduce emissions using international carbon markets – but this will not impede the markets’ growth.

  • Party on- China’s congress that changed everything

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    Party on: China’s congress that changed everything

    2022-12-14T11:25:00Z

    In the latest instalment of Simply put, where we make macro calls with a multi-asset perspective, we examine the positive actions taken by China’s governing authorities since the 20th National Congress to ease its deteriorating macro picture and consider whether this could be good news for Chinese assets.

  • Facing a less global globe- the next decade

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    Facing a less global globe: the next decade

    2022-12-12T11:22:00Z

    The world economy as we know it has been shaped by several waves of globalisation. In the latest part of our series “The Next Decade”, we explore their origins and the forces that are bringing the third wave – and its lower inflation – to an end. What can we expect from this shift? 

  • Will US employment hold its ground?

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    Will US employment hold its ground?

    2022-12-05T15:12:00Z

    In the latest instalment of Simply put, where we make macro calls with a multi-asset perspective, we observe that the Federal Reserve’s aim to raise unemployment in its fight against inflation is starting to pay off, but will the central bank also be able to contain the upcoming recession? 

  • ‘Net zero will reorganise value chains’- Höhne-Sparborth joins Hymans Roberston podcast ‘Net zero will reorganise value chains’- Höhne-Sparborth joins Hymans Roberston podcast

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    ‘Net zero will reorganise value chains’: Höhne-Sparborth joins Hymans Roberston podcast

    2022-12-02T15:09:00Z

    With the transition to net zero a crucial investment theme, how can investors reduce exposure to climate risk while targeting growth opportunities?