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Corporate Debt Index

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

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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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No free lunch

No free lunch

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, responds to the planned US$1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus from US President Biden’s new government, considering the implications for the US economy, monetary policy and the markets.

A blue wave or a blue swell?

A blue wave or a blue swell?

With a Senate majority, Democrats will have an easier time of achieving their agenda. But it won’t occur without compromise, creating optimism in markets.

US election reflections – celebrating gridlock
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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.

‘A third way’ to sustain the gig economy

‘A third way’ to sustain the gig economy

Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the Global Technology Leaders Team discuss the gig economy’s broad-ranging impact and why ESG engagement is imperative when investing in disruptive technologies.

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.

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 Affordable Care Act: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

US Affordable Care Act: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on 10 November, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised doubts about the law’s future and led stocks of hospitals and insurance providers to sell off. But Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney say the reaction may be overdone.

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.

Looking past election volatility

Looking past election volatility

Director of Research Matt Peron says that while the 2020 U.S. presidential race could create volatility for stocks, such pullbacks are often based on fear, not long-term fundamentals.

Election insights: health care gains an edge

Election insights: health care gains an edge

How COVID-19 is shifting the discourse around health care during the 2020 U.S. election.