Daniel Ben-Ami

Deputy Editor

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  • Turn crisis into opportunity
    Opinion Pieces

    Turn crisis into opportunity

    July/August 2020 (Magazine)

    One of the most striking features of the discussion of what could be called the Corona crisis – the economic and financial crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic – is its pervasive intellectual laziness. Far too few commentators are trying to grapple with its unique features.

  • Asoka Woehrmann
    Features

    Strategically Speaking: Asoka Woehrmann, DWS

    July/August 2020 (Magazine)

    DWS has just unveiled a new, simplified global structure. CEO Asoka Woehrmann explains how the reorganisation will allow the firm to focus on its key business lines

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    Special Report

    Euro-zone: A crisis like no other

    June 2020 (Magazine)

    The COVID-19 pandemic, alongside the associated economic shutdown, has had an unprecedented effect on EU member states

  • EU integration takes a hit
    Opinion Pieces

    EU integration takes a hit

    June 2020 (Magazine)

    The symbolism should not be missed. One of the first responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe was the closure of national borders.

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    Opinion Pieces

    Pandemic quickens existing trends

    May 2020 (Magazine)

    It was probably inevitable that many would declare that the Covid-19 pandemic changes everything. The only question was how that sentiment would be expressed

  • Bulging balance sheet at the Fed
    Analysis

    Perspective: Four difficult questions facing pension fund investors

    May 2020 (Magazine)

    The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic poses many difficult questions for investors. Pension funds will probably have to reconsider many long-standing assumptions. These are some of the most intractable.

  • Rajiv Jain
    Interviews

    Strategically speaking: GQG Partners

    May 2020 (Magazine)

    As an employee-owned boutique asset manager, GQG Partners is inherently more resilient than many other investment firms, according to chairman and CIO Rajiv Jain

  • Daniel Ben-Ami
    Opinion Pieces

    Understanding the pandemic’s impact

    April 2020 (Magazine)

    When facing a serious threat it pays to remain as calm as possible. The temptation to panic is inevitably strong but it should be resisted.

  • Azad Zangana
    Features

    Briefing: Europe turns Japanese

    April 2020 (Magazine)

    Despite the more immediate concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spectre of ‘Japanisation ’ casts a dark shadow over euro-zone investment markets. It is possible that the current crisis will supercharge the pre-existing trend for Europe to follow Japan’s economic and financial experiences.

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    Opinion Pieces

    Judgement needed more than ever

    March 2020 (Magazine)

    There are good reasons why even the most ardent technophile should be wary of the excitement surrounding new investment-related technology. Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain all no doubt have promising applications in the investment world.

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    Analysis

    Equities: The valuation conundrum

    March 2020 (Magazine)

    The huge gap in current equity valuations, depending on which metrics are used, presents a tricky challenge for investors

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    Opinion Pieces

    A perilous stability

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    A few years ago, when asset managers talked about market prospects, they often pointed to 2020 as the year when the world economy could run into difficulties

  • Eric Lascelles
    Features

    Briefing: Central bank about-turn bolsters gold

    February 2020 (Magazine)

    Gold is unlike any other commodity. It has few industrial applications of any note. It is widely used in jewellery partly because of its aesthetic appeal but also in many cases as a form of investment. Central banks distance themselves from acknowledging the precious metal as a kind of universal currency yet still keep thousands of tonnes of it locked away in their vaults.

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    Opinion Pieces

    A precarious balance

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    Why has there not been another global financial crisis over the past decade? That is a more fruitful question than trying to predict when the next bout of market mayhem will hit.

  • Miranda Carr
    Interviews

    Interview: Miranda Carr, Haitong International

    January 2020 (Magazine)

    It is all too easy to forget that the markets are in a peculiar state. For example, nominal yields on US 10-year Treasuries have trended downwards since 1981. Real interest rates – that is, adjusted for inflation – have also trended downwards from about the same time. Estimates vary but there are also many trillions of euros worth of negative yielding debt.

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    Opinion Pieces

    The fiscal shift is no solution

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    There is a growing consensus that there needs to be a shift from extraordinary monetary policy to fiscal activism. Although quantitative easing (QE) will continue, there is a widespread recognition that its effects are diminishing.

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    Special Report

    2020 Investment Horizons: Emerging markets face contagion

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    The protracted period of ultra-low interest rates in the developed world could have a nasty knock-on effect on emerging market debt 

  • christian bluth index
    Special Report

    Interview: Trading on discontent

    December 2019 (Magazine)

    Christian Bluth is a trade economist at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German foundation and think tank. IPE’s Daniel Ben-Ami talked to him about the increasingly contentious topic of international trade

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    Opinion Pieces

    Bond bubble threatens emerging markets

    November 2019 (Magazine)

    Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening

  • zombie firms on the rise and surviving for longer
    Features

    Perspective: Fear the walking dead

    November 2019 (Magazine)

    Zombie firms – those dependent on the easy availability of cheap credit – threaten to suck the life out of otherwise viable companies

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