CIO autumn update: To COP and beyond
As delegates gather at COP27, they confront the same long-term challenge posed by climate change as they did last year. But the context has changed dramatically: in light of the war in Ukraine, governments need to balance net-zero goals with a new imperative for energy security.
Q3 outlook: Central bankers strike back
The more policymakers worry about inflation, the less investors need to. We’re willing to buy into further market weakness – and have done so in the past weeks. But we’re also likely to dial down our stance should the prospects of a recession grow.
Global high yield: The asset class for all seasons
In this article, we look at the high Sharpe ratios, improvement in quality and low duration of global high yield corporate bonds and explain why we believe that this asset class could be a valuable addition to a DB pension scheme portfolio.
Active Voice: Turnaround stories
Companies that have seen their share price depreciate sharply in the face of self-inflicted wounds, structural challenges, or cyclical headwinds, represent potential ‘turnaround stories’. In this article we look at the attraction of investing in these businesses, and evaluate the risks or opportunities they present.
Walking a tightrope in 2018
We expect another strong year for growth with the global economy firing on almost all cylinders. But the market has priced in this optimism, implying greater vulnerability for disappointment. We expect the low interest rate environment to continue into 2018. While interest rates can drift up, we do not think this is the beginning of the end for the bond markets.
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