Almost every asset class did well in the first quarter of 2019 The inversion of the US yield curve has important implications The dollar has shown unusual weakness against emerging market currencies
The reaction and aftermath to the US Federal Reserve’s dovish pivot appears to be more focused on the monetary policy news itself and the ‘fuel’ of easy money.
Fed’s wait-and-see approach to monetary policy adds to contradictary signals
Volatility has returned to US equity markets, unnerving European institutional investors with significant exposure to American assets in their portfolios
When uncertainty hangs over the financial markets, indices tend to converge. That is true for net sentiment of equities
The many uncertainties on the global stage might not be bad news for everyone
Markets have pulled back from US rate hike forecasts; Euro credit looks set to be most vulnerable to quantative tightening; The European elections in May look set to see a surge in support for populist parties
Exposure to Chinese equities presents opportunities in both market beta and alpha
Investors are divided on whether to classify Chinese equities as a distinct asset class
Emerging markets have failed to increase their share of global investible market capitalisation since 2007
Active management versus passive index tracking remains one of the most hotly contested questions in the world of investment management.
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