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  • Emerging market equities – Assessing the regional prospects
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    Emerging market equities – Assessing the regional prospects

    2020-07-09T08:48:00Z By BNP Paribas Asset Management

    Even if we expect emerging market equities to outperform their developed market peers, country and sector differences, as always, will be significant.

  • Why farmland now?
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    Why farmland now?

    2020-07-02T09:30:00Z By Nuveen Real Estate (Homepage)

    Amidst unprecedented market volatility, Westchester Group Investment Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen, explains why they believe farmland is a durable and consistent investment.

  • Macroeconomic picture - July 2020
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    Macroeconomic Picture - July 2020

    2020-06-25T16:10:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    United States: while hard data help size the lockdown-induced impact on Q2 activity and production, soft and high-frequency data are showing a gradual pickup. As pent-up demand comes through, activity will rebound in Q3, followed by further improvement in Q4. We expect GDP to drop by 4.5%-6.5% y/y in 2020, followed by a rebound of 3.0- 4.0% y/y in 2021, and to return to its pre-Covid-19 level by mid-2022. Lockdowns have also impacted inflation, which is driven by shifts in demand and has exhibited short-term weaknesses in 2020, with reflating forecast in 2021 on base effects and a pickup in demand.

  • Macroeconomic picture – June 2020
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    Macroeconomic picture – June 2020

    2020-05-27T14:26:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    The coronavirus crisis has pushed the U.S. economy into a sharp downturn, with severe disruptions of businesses and mass layoffs. Unemployment has surged into double-digit territory (14.7%); confidence on both the consumer and business sides has plummeted; and consumer inflation has started to reflect the consequences of the lockdowns, with headline CPI falling to 0.3% YoY (1.5% prior). The timing and profile of the recovery are still highly uncertain, but we expect GDP to contract between 4.5% and 6.5% YoY, with inflation remaining significantly subdued, with significant risks of moving into negative territory during the year

  • India in 2020 - Active Perspectives on India’s Evolution
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    India in 2020: Active Perspectives on India’s Evolution

    2020-05-27T13:49:00Z By William Blair Investment Management

    In India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan detailed how India could become a developed country and one of the world’s four largest economies by 2020. Here, our team shares their thoughts about India’s potential.

  • Outlook grows more hopeful for EM debt
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    Outlook grows more hopeful for EM debt

    2020-05-26T09:15:00Z By Eaton Vance

    As the world continues to grapple with the health and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the emerging-markets (EM) debt sector has reached a key milestone: While many factors remain difficult to quantify, we have potentially passed the point of “peak uncertainty” that jolted global markets in the first quarter. We believe a potentially bullish picture is taking shape for the future of EM debt.

  • The case for Berkeley Street Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity
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    The case for Berkeley Street Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity

    2020-05-18T13:51:00Z By Wells Fargo Asset Management

    Most global investors make a strategic allocation to emerging market equities to take advantage of the expected return and diversification benefits that are driven by the fast-growing and dynamic economies in developing regions.

  • Market weekly – Fixed income - Deflation, not inflation, is the main risk now
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    Market weekly – Fixed income: Deflation, not inflation, is the main risk now

    2020-05-04T08:56:00Z By BNP Paribas Asset Management

    After a rollercoaster ride in April, senior investment strategist Daniel Morris and Dominick DeAlto, chief investment officer fixed income, discuss what will matter next for developed bond markets.  

  • The Widening Emerging-Developed Market Gap
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    The Widening Emerging-Developed Market Gap

    2020-04-30T15:36:00Z By CME Group Inc.

    In our previous paper on the impact of rapidly growing budget deficits in Japan, Western Europe and the US, we examined the relationship between debt levels and the short and long-term interest rates over time for 12 developed economies.  

  • Public Engagement Report Q1 2020
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    Public Engagement Report Q1 2020

    2020-04-30T15:30:00Z By Federated Hermes

    The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by EOS at Federated Hermes on behalf of its clients over Q1 2020.

  • Factoring it all in—Q1 2020
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    Factoring it all in—Q1 2020

    2020-04-24T14:05:00Z By Wells Fargo Asset Management

    After an exceptional 2019, global equity markets looked poised to continue their strong performance during the first quarter of 2020. However, as the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak containment measures started to come into focus, equity markets around the world sharply retreated in the second half of the quarter. And the pandemic’s effects on the markets obliterated the equity gains made over the past two years in a matter of days.

  • Coronavirus Crisis - Impacts And Implications For Emerging Markets
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    Coronavirus Crisis: Impacts And Implications For Emerging Markets

    2020-04-17T14:13:00Z By Amundi Asset Management

    After the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in China and East Asia, and the second wave in Western Europe and North America, a third wave now looks to be building in several EM and frontier countries. EM and frontier countries may be able to benefit from the experiences and best practices then put in place in countries affected by the pandemic earlier.

  • The Case for Technology Dividend Growers
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    The Case for Technology Dividend Growers

    2020-04-15T21:44:00Z By S&P Dow Jones Indices

    It was once thought that companies from the Information Technology sector do not pay dividends. While this may have been the trend a long time ago, it certainly has not been for the last decade. Over the past 10 years, within the Information Technology sector of the S&P 500®, 26 companies initiated dividend payments and 59 companies increased their dividends at various points throughout those years, for a total of 376 dividend increases in the sector.

  • Glory or Embarrassment
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    Glory or Embarrassment?

    2020-04-13T21:49:00Z By S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Active funds generally lagged their passive benchmarks in 2019, but the market environment in 2020 has already shifted radically. Volatility has skyrocketed as the S&P 500® and other indices have fallen. Ironically, it is precisely in a time such as this, when absolute returns are hard to come by, that relative returns might be most readily attainable. This is true not just for traditional stock pickers, but also for active managers looking to express tactical views on the business cycle through sector rotation.

  • Blog | Why have Chinese equities outperformed?
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    Blog | Why have Chinese equities outperformed?

    2020-04-08T08:08:00Z By FTSE Russell

    FTSE Russell highlighted last week that China’s equity market had outperformed most developed and emerging equity markets since the beginning of the year. So, why did Chinese equities outperform global equity markets

  • 2 birds one stone
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    Two Birds, One Stone: How the S&P Paris-Aligned Climate Index Concept Meets the Proposed EU Climate Benchmark Regulation and the Recommendations of the TCFD

    2020-04-07T20:47:00Z By S&P Dow Jones Indices

    As the world continues to pump the gas on a one-way street toward catastrophic climate change, market actors are attempting to slow down the traffic by limiting global temperature rise to within 1.5°C since pre-industrial levels.

  • The Rising Importance of ESG Data
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    The Rising Importance of ESG Data

    2020-03-25T20:56:00Z By S&P Dow Jones Indices

    The demand from investors for environment, social, and governance (ESG) data and ESG products has never been stronger. This has triggered a growing industry of ESG data providers in the market. It is vital for S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), when choosing ESG data providers who drive our ESG solutions to work with market-leading global practitioners. These practitioners must be able to demonstrate in-depth company analysis and robust governance structures, ensuring the quality of their data and our products.

  • Strong dollar is a negative double whammy on overseas returns for US investors
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    Blog | Strong dollar is a negative double whammy on overseas returns for US investors

    2020-03-25T15:58:00Z By FTSE Russell

    US investors have been licking their wounds from their overseas returns as the weakness in non-US currencies have significantly affected returns. The chart below, which compares global equity returns since the peak in global equity performance on February 19, highlights some divergence in performance between local currency and US dollar returns.

  • Through the Turbulence a New Breed of ESG Indices Delivers
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    Through the Turbulence, a New Breed of ESG Indices Delivers

    2020-03-24T20:59:00Z By S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Have the new beta-like ESG indices delivered on their objectives, notwithstanding the market turmoil? The answer is yes, and then some. The S&P 500® ESG Index has provided low tracking error relative to the S&P 500 and similar risk, but also a better return.

  • Monthly Market Monitor - March 2020
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    Monthly Market Monitor - March 2020

    2020-03-05T16:38:00Z By Eaton Vance

    Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor presents a concise review of economic and asset class data through clear and impactful charts. Providing timely information across a broad array of markets and investment topics, this guide serves as a helpful resource in providing connectivity between changing market events and implications for investor portfolios. Use Eaton Vance Monthly Market Monitor as a critical desk reference that enables more informed discussion and understanding of financial markets.