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The Fed has run out of patience

21.06.2019   The Fed gave what markets wanted: a clear signal that now is no longer the time to be ‘patient’ – the word was removed from the statement...Read More

           

CIO Update

CIO Update: Need for patience

06.06.2019   The renewed escalation of the trade war between the USA and China has caught investors off guard and triggered a sharp setback in financial markets in May...   Read More

               

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Global View Q3 2019

03.06.2019   Fears of a global recession have receded as the global economy is slowly turning around. ...
                

An escalating trade war would trigger rate cuts

14.06.2019   Next week the FOMC will meet and re-assess its policy stance. Market pricing indicates cuts by more than 50 bp until the end of the year.... Read More

The tail trade risk that is wagging the dog

11.06.2019   Global bond yields have plunged as investors have looked for safety following the escalation in trade tensions, and the damage it might do to the global economy, between the US and two of its largest trading partners - China and Mexico...Read More

More pain in the short term

31.05.2019   The latest increase in tariffs amounts to a tax hike that is only worth a fraction of a percent of US GDP; it is therefore hard to justify claims that.... Read More

European elections – this time it matters

24.05.2019   The latest increase in tariffs amounts to a tax hike that is only worth a fraction of a percent of US GDP; it is therefore hard to justify claims that...Read More

What to make of the latest escalation in the trade war?

17.05.2019   The latest increase in tariffs amounts to a tax hike that is only worth a fraction of a percent of US GDP; it is therefore hard to justify claims that... Read More

CIO Update: Need for patience

09.05.2019   Given the strong rally in equity markets since the beginning of the year, the time for a break has come. Clearly, equity prices do not travel on a one-way street but...  Read More

CIO Update: Reduced portfolio risk

04.04.2019   Markets are likely to shift into consolidation mode after the strong first-quarter rally in all risky assets. This has prompted us to take profits on some of our positions...  Read More

CIO Update: Green shoots lift equities

08.03.2019   Financial markets, buoyed by a return of liquidity, experienced a strong uptrend in the first two months of this year. Cautious central banks should provide markets with support in the coming months as well... Read More

Global View - Outlook Q2 2019

03.03.2019   Global growth is set to slow further in the near term. But we expect the world economy to rebound somewhat in the second half of the year, in part reflecting looser macroeconomic policy in China.... Read More

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Active Ownership is making an impact

01.04.2019  When it comes to the concept of sustainable investments, many investors still only think of exclusions for the time being. However, the range of instruments has been greatly expanded over the years. Read More
           

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Hazardous chemicals - or the new carbon

12.12.2018   Chemicals are increasingly present in everyday consumer products: from plastics and clothes to flame retardants in mattresses and couches. Read More
              

Sustainability - a key factor for real estate

07.01.2019  Electromobility is on everyone's minds: as an investment theme, as a fun factor, but above all as a solution to climate change. However, it is less well known that the real estate sector is also an important jigsaw piece in the fight against global warming.
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Active ownership - reaching record levels in 2018

02.10.2018   Assets under management for investment strategies that integrate engagement and proxy voting are growing continuously.
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Global challenges and investment themes

26.09.2018   The summer of 2018 has brought an unprecedented heatwave to the Northern hemisphere. Forest fires have raged from Sweden down to Greece, claiming the lives of many victims. Read More

Living among robots

29.08.2018   Technological progress and economic growth have triggered an unprecedented expansion phase of robotics adoption and applications across sectors. Read More

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Institutional Spotlight: Big value in small caps

11.06.2019 In this issue, we delve deeper into our analysis on small cap companies and how they can offer investors higher average returns over the long-term. Our analysis shows that small caps out-perform during phases of economic re-covery and expansion, but they tend to lag during downturns and recessions. However, looking at returns over a longer period of time over economic cycles clearly shows that small caps outperform the broader market. Therefore, taking a long-term view is crucial when investing in small caps. Additionally, our portfolio optimisation shows that allocating a por-tion to small caps improves the return profile without compromising on the risk level.
                  

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High yield bonds with a sustainable angle

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Institutional Spotlight: Why invest in Total Return strategies?

03.2019    We explore the attraction of unconstrained fixed income strategies and how this investment style can be relevant for many institutional clients. In contrast to equities, active fixed income managers tend to outperform their passive peers, in part due to several drawbacks that come with trying to replicate a fixed income benchmark...Read More

Institutional Spotlight: An adaptive allocation to overcome challenges for the pension system

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We discuss several challenges faced by many pension systems today, including changing demographics, depressed long-term expected returns and the prospect of a cyclical downturn…
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Institutional Spotlight: Commodities in a portfolio context

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Although the performance of commodities has been disappointing in recent years, we see fundamental reasons why it should not be overlooked…
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01.2018   Portfolio manager Tomasz Godziek discusses his views on technology disruption…
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