IPE magazine March 2021
July/August 2020 (Magazine)
* Data as of 29 May 2020. Forecast risk estimate for each index measured by the respective US, World and Emerging Markets Qontigo model variants
Smallest of Sweden’s pensions buffer funds says exposure to lockdown victims was low
March 2021 (Magazine)
Vaccination figures are rising steadily, but are still at a relatively low level. The US and UK, both important vaccine producers, lead the field with the EU and Japan lagging. As the speed of vaccination has increased, supplies have become a problem, except in the UK. This has caused bad feelings in the EU to the point where a trade war was threatened. New vaccines are in the regulatory pipeline but market shares have largely already been divided in the developed countries. The discovery of new COVID-19 mutations and their resistance to vaccines are an additional risk.
January 2021 data as of 16 February 2021
* Data as of 29 January 2021.
Investors hoping to replicate bond-like returns (low to mid-single digit, low volatility and drawdown) are facing an unenviable predicament. How can they generate acceptable, positive returns without simultaneously suffering illiquidity, valuation uncertainty, gap risk, and other hard to quantify risks?
Although COVID-19 infection rates are falling across many regions, the ‘success’ is more a reflection of lockdown restrictions keeping opportunities for virus spread low.
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