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15 August 2019
Doesn't Feel Good
Bond yields have plunged this summer. The cyclical slowdown and a wall of political worries has created a surge in demand for safe assets. Investors are trying to figure out what it all means.
13 August 2019
Easing cycle underway
Going forward, we expect Asian central banks to continue to cut rates with a few exceptions – Bank Negara Malaysia and State Bank of Vietnam.
31 July 2019
ESG and financial returns: The academic perspective
An increasing amount of academic research is showing that the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can potentially lead to better performance for both companies and the ...
25 July 2019
Managing Inconsistencies: what Prime Minister Johnson means for Brexit
Boris Johnson has become the new UK Prime Minister. He made a host of broad commitments, most to be implemented over the medium term and in conjunction with new Chancellor Sajid Javid.
24 July 2019
July Investment Strategy - Prevent horizon: US sidesteps recession for now
The US economic slowdown remains modest – the world’s largest economy looks set to avoid a recession in the next 12 months, thanks to the Fed’s monetary easing
23 July 2019
Is it time to buy inflation breakevens?
The bond market has been on fire since the beginning of 2019. Interest rates are lower, and spreads are tighter thanks to the radical turnaround from all major central banks (from policy normalisatio ...
22 July 2019
Global Factor Views
The global economy continues to deliver modest growth on the back of a resilient US. Elsewhere, macroeconomic data has been disappointing, with the Eurozone, UK and China all showing signs of weaknes ...
19 July 2019
Holidays in the sun
President Trump appears to want much lower rates and a weaker dollar. Those views are political. If we were to get them, then US inflation risk premiums could rise.
12 July 2019
Yield not equal to return
Bonds have sold off a bit this week, but I believe that the bull market remains in place. Global monetary policy is about to be eased yet there are reasons to be relatively relaxed about the near-ter ...