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Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation: The summer doldrums

September 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

Summer doldrums have a tendency to mark their arrival with volatility. This year trade tensions, particularly between the US and China, and fears of escalation are flustering shallow, and less liquid, financial markets

Asset Allocation: Nessun dorma

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

There have been many times when Italy’s volatile politics have entertained the world. And occasions when that volatility has spilled into financial markets

Asset Allocation: Testing economic normality

June 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

Although the world economy is moving towards normalisation, after the global financial crisis, it is still testing, and sometimes breaching, so-called normal bounds

Asset Allocation: Uncertainties on the rise

May 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

While rates markets remain focused on inflation and growth data, risk appetites appear more affected by the international politics of trade, led by the US

Fixed income, rates, currencies: Trump fails to rattle markets

April 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

Geopolitics is certainly adding to the mix for increasing volatilities across markets, with trade news being at the top of minds

Ahead of the curve: An active view on active passive

April 2018 (magazine)By

Most active managers do fail to beat their indices. However, the key word here is ‘most’

Asset allocation: Steadying the ship

March 2018 (magazine)By

Better funding positions offer Dutch pension funds a chance to increase diversification

Asset Allocation: What’s changed?

March 2018 (magazine)By Caroline Hay

While there was general acknowledgement that this year would indeed bring more volatility to financial markets, the sharpness of February’s stock market moves was still surprising

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Non-performing Loans: A market in full swing in Europe

September 2018 (magazine)By

A stockpile of nearly €780bn worth of non-performing loans weighs on the European economy

Securities Services: Evolutionary pressures rise with new demands

September 2018 (magazine)By Brian Bollen

Key challenges facing securities services include margin pressure, regulatory change and technological development

Government Bonds: Snapback risk alert

September 2018 (magazine)By

The Bank for International Settlements has warned bond yields could suddenly rise – a snapback could rapidly spread between bond markets

Selection is key in EMD

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

Anxiety is growing about emerging market debt. US rate rises and the potential for a stronger dollar mean that EMD may be heading for turbulent times

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Brexit is no simple break

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Julie Patterson

The implications of the UK’s EU departure will be complex and wide ranging for asset managers

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Guest Viewpoint: Amlan Roy

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Amlan Roy

Incorporating changing behaviour and technological trends in retirement planning is essential

Guest Viewpoint: Fiona Stewart & Georg Inderst

June 2018 (magazine)By Fiona Stewart, Georg Inderst

“A growing body of research shows ESG factors are a material credit risk for fixed-income investors”

Guest Viewpoint: Christopher Ailman & Mark Walker

May 2018 (magazine)

Words matter, but sometimes they can get in the way. Impact investing, mission-based investing, responsible investment, double and triple-bottom-line investing, ESG factors, and even sustainable investment. All of these terms can have both positive and negative connotations for investors. 

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Guest viewpoint: Luke Hildyard

March 2018 (magazine)By

“The potential impact of climate change on investments should be considered at least on an annual basis”

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Guest Viewpoint: Keith Ambachtsheer

February 2018 (magazine)By

“CFA curriculum material should become more future-oriented and address awkward topics”

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