Amundi Asset Management

2017 Top 400 Ranking: 11

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Our Convictions: June 2017

What’s new in recent weeks?

The lull has continued over the last few weeks, with virtually all political risks disappearing in Europe and encouraging and even reassuring economic indicators in all countries.

Confidence surveys and economic indicators continue to show continued global growth, which is still driven by domestic demand. In the United States, with GDP estimates showing a net rebound in the second quarter: after a relatively weak first quarter (which was revised upwards from 0.9% to 1.2%), growth is gaining ground. According to estimates, annualised GDP growth rates should be between 2.2% (New York Fed) and 3.7% (Atlanta Fed) in Q2. At the same time, the unemployment rate reached a 10-year low (4.4% versus a long-term unemployment estimated at 4.7% by the Fed). As inflation also drops (1.9% for core inflation), this is not a concern for the financial markets. Same sentiment on growth in Europe with more good messages coming from the investment.

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  • global investment views

    Global Investment Views: January 2018

    White papersFri, 5 Jan 2018

    Investors have enjoyed a quiet year in 2017, with few bumpier spots, overall record-low volatility and nice returns. Moving into 2018, the temptation for risk assets is still high. The economic environment remains strong. 

  • keep up the momentum

    Keep Up The Momentum

    White papersThu, 4 Jan 2018

    The momentum risk premium is one of the most important alternative risk premia alongside the carry risk premium. However, it appears that it is not always well understood. 

  • megatrends and disruptions

    Megatrends and disruptions: Consequences for asset management

    White papersThu, 21 Dec 2017

    The asset management industry has to face three different types of challenges.

  • italy back to growth

    Italy: back to growth

    White papersThu, 21 Dec 2017

    After underperforming against its peers for two decades in macroeconomic terms and following the deepest double-dip recession in its history (in 2008-2009 and in 2012-2013), the Italian economy is growing again, partially thanks to the strong, synchronised growth seen across the Eurozone, but also partially due to some structural improvements that have boosted competitiveness. 

  • how opecs decisions and tensions in the middle east could impact the oil price

    How OPEC's decisions and tensions in the Middle East could impact the oil price

    White papersMon, 18 Dec 2017

    We expect the 2018 outlook for oil to remain somewhat stable ($55-60/bbl for WTI and $60-65/bbl for Brent through 2018) as strong demand should be balanced by higher supply from OPEC and Non-OPEC countries.

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