Global Perspectives

Corporate Debt Index

The Corporate Debt Index is a study into trends in company indebtedness around the world.

Equity Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our equity teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

Fixed Income Perspectives

Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

Sovereign Debt Index

The Sovereign Debt Index is a long-term study into trends in government indebtedness around the world, the investment opportunities this provides and the risks it presents.

Global Dividend Index

The first of its kind, quarterly, long-term study into global dividend trends.

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Peak sentiment, peak growth, peak policy

Peak sentiment, peak growth, peak policy

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the prospects for markets as the global recovery gathers momentum and economies begin to reopen.

Finding value in each other: active collaboration in stock and bond analysis

Finding value in each other: active collaboration in stock and bond analysis

Assessing the benefits of active collaboration in stock and bond analysis.

Tempering expectations

Tempering expectations

While record-setting prices for riskier assets hint at better days ahead, Portfolio Manager Nick Maroutsos believes that a complete exit from the pandemic may take longer than expected and therefore justify continued monetary and fiscal hyper-accommodation.

Positioning for higher yields
Quick Views Interest rates

Positioning for higher yields

Assessing the risks and opportunities of higher government bond yields.

A mostly benign outlook for U.S. inflation

A mostly benign outlook for U.S. inflation

Assessing the risks of inflation against a backdrop of economic recovery and fiscal and monetary stimulus.

US election reflections – celebrating gridlock
Quick Views Elections

US election reflections – celebrating gridlock

In a tightly contested US election, where the issue of postal votes could decide the victor, what does this mean for financial markets? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to potential policy paths and the dwindling prospects of a Biden fiscal bonanza.

2020 US election: first take
Quick Views Elections

2020 US election: first take

Why the removal of election uncertainty could support markets – regardless of the outcome.

Low rates vs. U.S. election: What matters for fixed income?

Low rates vs. U.S. election: What matters for fixed income?

Central bank policy is likely to continue to have the biggest influence over fixed income markets, regardless of who wins the U.S. election.

Fundamentals before politics: the outlook for stocks and bonds through the election

Fundamentals before politics: the outlook for stocks and bonds through the election

Long-term market factors may prove to be more important for investors than short-term election uncertainty.

Dollar weakness: An underappreciated threat to the global economic system
Quick Views Interest rates Tail Risk

Dollar weakness: An underappreciated threat to the global economic system

Ashwin Alankar sounds the alarm that policy makers are underestimating the risk posed by weakness in the world’s reserve currency as a strong dollar is necessary to fund the persistent debt that fuels US consumption.

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the latest market movements as news of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the chances of a Democratic clean sweep in the US election.

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the latest market movements as news of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the chances of a Democratic clean sweep in the US election.