Amundi Asset Management

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Amundi

Cross Asset Investment Strategy: Fed & ECB - Towards a reduction in monetary accommodation

The improvement of global economic conditions will allow the Fed and the ECB to reduce the degree of monetary accommodation, each with its own scale: continuation of the fed funds rate hike cycle for the Fed and reduction of asset purchases for the ECB. 

True, underlying inflation measures remain weak on both sides of the Atlantic but the evolution – even timid – of wages and the dissipation of temporary factors should reassure the two central banks : inflation will return to their targets.

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Head Office
90, boulevard Pasteur
Paris
75015
France
Company website:
http://www.amundi.com
Year Founded:
2010
No. of investment offices worldwide:
6

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  • asset class return forecasts q3

    Asset Class Return Forecasts: Q3 2018

    White papersWed, 1 Aug 2018

    The current global expansion is set to run until 2020, with above potential growth in most countries in 2018 and 2019. However, the global GDP growth has started to decelerate and we expect it to slow further in 2020. 

  • global investment views august 2018

    Global Investment Views: August 2018

    White papersFri, 27 Jul 2018

    Concerns about trade continue to take centre stage. While US assets have so far been resilient amid escalating protectionist rhetoric, markets targeted by tariffs are under pressure. 

  • exchange rate predictability in emerging markets

    Exchange rate predictability in Emerging Markets

    White papersFri, 20 Jul 2018

    This paper uses financial and macroeconomic variables to predict currency returns, by using a two-step procedure. The first step consists of a cointegration equation that explains the exchange rate level as a function of global and domestic financial factors. The second step estimates an error-correction equation, for modeling the expected returns. This approach is a factor model analysis, where a Lasso derived technique is used for variable selection.

  • the living wage

    The living wage: towards better industry practices

    White papersTue, 17 Jul 2018

    The concept of living wage goes back to the early twentieth century, with the creation of the International Labour Organization in 1919. Subsequently, this concept was taken up several times in texts that played a structural role in labour law (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, and the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization).

  • china assets hit by trade talks

    China Assets hit by trade talks: what expect from now

    White papersThu, 12 Jul 2018

    The US-China relationship appears to be deteriorating. US recently published a list of an additional $200bn of Chinese products subject to 10% tariff rates that will be put forward for the public hearing process by 30 August and could possibly be implemented in September.

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