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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.

Global Dividend Index

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

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.

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Residential real estate: stay home, stay safe

Residential real estate: stay home, stay safe

Guy Barnard, Tim Gibson and Greg Kuhl from the Global Property Equities Team discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the rental residential sector from both a landlord and tenant perspective and the longer-term investment case for the sector.

Global equity market neutral: tools of the trade

Global equity market neutral: tools of the trade

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many accepted paradigms within the investment world. In this article Steve Johnstone, Portfolio Manager, outlines some of the tools that a flexible global equity market neutral strategy can deploy to try and generate performance in all market environments.

The case for high yield bonds

The case for high yield bonds

Using a combination of eight charts and tables, corporate credit portfolio managers Seth Meyer and Tom Ross consider some of the potential risks and opportunities within the high yield sector of fixed income.

The quantity theory of wealth

The quantity theory of wealth

G7 annual broad money growth is the highest since the 1970s. The consensus argues that this will not be reflected in strong nominal GDP growth and / or rising asset prices because of a faster fall in the velocity of circulation, which has been in trend decline for 50+ years.

Global monetary update: back to the 1970s

Global monetary update: back to the 1970s

US money measures continued to explode into late April: annual growth rates of M1 and a proxy for the old M3 measure (“M2+”) rose to new post-WW2 highs of 29.1% and 23.3% in the week ending 27 April.

Quick view: the MPC maintains its stance

Quick view: the MPC maintains its stance

Oliver Blackbourn, Portfolio Manager on the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, responds to the MPC’s dovish view on prospects for the UK economy, although risks remain skewed to the downside.

Global equities: a focus on high quality, resilient businesses

Global equities: a focus on high quality, resilient businesses

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Portfolio Manager Gordon Mackay provides an update on the Global Equity Strategy, which seeks to invest in a portfolio of high quality, growing companies that have the resilience to weather unforeseen events.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 4)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 4)

A new video series from our health care team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

Warning signs ahead for indebted companies: what are the investment implications?

Warning signs ahead for indebted companies: what are the investment implications?

With many companies facing concerns over liquidity and debt as lockdowns continue, is there a way to distinguish between the winners and losers? Luke Newman, UK equities portfolio manager, gives his thoughts on the opportunities and risks for both long and short investors.

Trading bonds during a time of ferocity and velocity

Trading bonds during a time of ferocity and velocity

Neil Rayner, Head of US Fixed Income Trading, discusses bond liquidity and the challenge of trading in illiquid markets as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads.

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Bridging the gap: credit markets in the COVID crisis

Jenna Barnard and Nicholas Ware, Portfolio Managers in the Strategic Fixed Income Team, provide an update on the shape of the recovery in corporate bond markets following the virtual heart attack experienced in March.

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 3)

COVID-19: Understanding the science & investment implications (Part 3)

A new video series from our healthcare team offers unique insight into the scientific and investment implications of the COVID-19 crisis.