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  • GAM Investments - Insight | Patience Required For Em Equity Outperformance, But Stage Is Set download

    White papers 24 July 2019

    We favour an overweight emerging market (EM) equity allocation for a number of reasons The risk / return profile is attractive relative to history, as well as compared with developed market (DM) equities, and we expect EM equities to perform in line with the S&P 500 in a market downturn ‘Fear of missing out’ if current late cycle, modest non-inflation growth environment persists EM equity fundamentals and valuations supported by earnings and re-rating ...

  • GAM Investments - Insight- Exotic ILS Perils – Why Bother? download

    White papers 17 July 2019

    Insurance-linked securities (ILS) can have exposure to man-made risks in addition to natural catastrophe risks, such as earthquakes or hurricanes, for which they are better known This category of exotic ILS risks includes, for example, terrorism and cyber risk Exotic ILS can make an important contribution to the stability of insurance markets While small today, exotic ILS risks are likely to be a growing segment of the ILS market in the long run...

  • Emerging Market Local Currency Debt: Recovering Trade Balances download

    White papers 9 April 2019

    In 2018, one issue for emerging market (EM) debt was that growth was very unipolar: we had decent growth out of the US but it was fairly lacklustre in Europe. This was partly due to a succession of special factors: new pollution regulations knocked the car industry, low water levels in the Rhine impacted manufacturing and yellow vest protests in France were widely disruptive. The Brexit fiasco has not helped, either.

  • Convertible Bonds: Natural Asymmetry download

    White papers 9 April 2019

    Although a fixed income asset, the structure of convertible bonds provides a natural asymmetry that has the potential to deliver long-term equity like performance.

  • Priced for Perfection download

    White papers 6 September 2018

    GAM Systematic’s Anthony Lawler explains how investors can seek to diversify their portfolios at a time when valuations in both equity and bond markets are beginning to look stretched.

  • EM Equity: Is The Glass Half Full? download

    White papers 5 September 2018

    It is often said that history does not repeat, but it rhymes.

  • EM Equity: a great diversity of factors download

    White papers 5 September 2018

    The universe of EM equity is extremely diverse. Listed within this same category are countries whose economic cycles are not at all related and whose markets are exposed to a great diversity of factors.

  • Commodity Trade Finance: A New Option In The Hunt For Uncorrelated Returns download

    White papers 5 September 2018

    One of the many unintended consequences of the Global Financial Crisis, and global authorities’ reaction to it, has been the restriction of trade finance.

  • European CRE Debt: Secured income with downside protection download

    White papers 21 June 2018

    European commercial real estate direct lending investment strategies have increasingly gained in popularity among institutional investors, primarily due to the attractive level of secured income and portfolio diversification benefits.

  • Insurance Linked Securities: Bridging the Disaster Gap weblink

    White papers 19 June 2018

    Having demonstrated their value following the 2017 hurricane season, the market for insurance-linked securities, including cat bonds, is set to grow substantially this year.

  • European equities to prosper despite Italian politics weblink

    White papers 19 June 2018

    The Italian economic recovery is stronger than is currently being reflected in economic data, despite the recent political turmoil. GAM’s Niall Gallagher believes the outlook for the European economy remains positive and any contagion is likely to be modest.

  • Navigating around the protectionist quagmire weblink

    White papers 19 June 2018

    While protectionism can cast a shadow over economies with an elevated trade component to GDP, GAM’s Tim Love believes it is a fallacy to blindly place all emerging markets into this category.

  • An Alternative Approach To Accessing EM Local Debt weblink

    White papers 19 June 2018

    GAM’s Michael Biggs believes that while some investors have been reluctant to allocate to emerging market local currency debt, many of the inherent risks can be hedged by diversifying funding currencies while potentially enhancing risk-return characteristics.

  • Time to Get Active: A Cyclical View

    White papers 9 February 2018

    GAM’s Matthew Beesley explores the historic dynamic between the outperformance of active versus passive funds and discovers that it demonstrates deeply cyclical tendencies.

  • Japan: The Sun Rises Again

    White papers 5 February 2018

    The Nikkei 225 index, Japan’s most widely quoted barometer of stock market health, has endured many ‘red’ days since peaking at a level above 38,000 points almost three decades ago. However, it is currently enjoying something of a ‘black’ renaissance, having reached a 26-year high in early January. GAM’s Ernst Glanzmann and Reiko Mito explain why they believe there could be much further upside to come.

  • Opportunities From Workplace Automation

    White papers 1 February 2018

    Rapid advances in technology are seeing increasing levels of workplace automation, which is throwing up some interesting investment opportunities and giving food for thought in terms of the social implications, says Mark Hawtin, investment director, global long short equity.

  • Fund Manager Portrait: Ernst Glanzmann

    White papers 30 January 2018

    After years of false dawns and ‘dead cat bounces’, Japanese equities surged to a 26-year high in early January. So, what better time to gain some valuable insights from a veteran who has watched events unfold both in Japan and from afar?

  • What I Learned at Davos

    White papers 29 January 2018

    Davos man must change. But that cannot mean rejecting the core commitment to the view that human ingenuity, fostered by open societies and rewarded by markets, remains the sturdiest foundation for the advancement of humankind.

  • EM Debt: The Case For Further Gains

    White papers 23 January 2018

    Despite rallying for two years, the fundamental case for further gains in EM local currency bonds remains strong, says Paul McNamara, investment director for emerging markets fixed income.

  • Larry Hatheway on Markets: January 2018

    White papers 19 January 2018

    Chief economist and head of GAM Investment Solutions, Larry Hatheway, discusses how long the equity bull market can continue, his expectations for inflation in the year ahead and why the dollar has weakened.

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