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Market GPS Investment Outlook 2021

What should be on the radar for investors in 2021? Market GPS helps direction-set with a video summary, in-depth asset class analysis and our latest portfolio manager views.

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 risks and opportunities ahead.

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Insight from our alternatives team to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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Real yields pulling on cable

Real yields pulling on cable

Portfolio manager Oliver Blackbourn gives his thoughts on recent sterling strength, outlining why he believes this environment may favour UK domestic-focused firms over those with global revenues.

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, justifying continued monetary and fiscal hyper-accommodation.

Considerations for higher yields

Considerations for higher yields

Head of US Fixed Income Greg Wilensky explains why investors should consider how much interest rate risk they have in their portfolios, and make sure it is appropriate for their needs.

2021 — in a word: recovery

2021 — in a word: recovery

Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, explains why 2021 will likely be a year of recovery, though he cautions that we should keep one eye on inflation and inflation expectations.

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.

European loans: as varied as Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans

European loans: as varied as Bertie Bott’s every flavour beans

Elissa Johnson and Tim Elliot, secured loans specialists within the Secured Credit Team, highlight how European loans can provide the opportunity to invest in an asset class offering a wide range of risk adjusted returns.

Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed
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Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed

The US Federal Reserve declined to expand accommodative policy measures, but Nick Maroutsos, Head of Global Bonds, believes the decision does not suggest the central bank is backing off from supporting the economic recovery.

Hard not to feel constructive on credit markets in 2021

Hard not to feel constructive on credit markets in 2021

Colin Fleury, Head of Secured Credit London, says a relatively constructive view for credit markets may seem strange, but there are reasons he believes stress in the markets will be manageable.

Global bonds in 2021: better but still bumpy

Global bonds in 2021: better but still bumpy

Portfolio Manager Nick Maroutsos explains why bond investors should be cautiously optimistic as we enter 2021.

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, believes central bank policy is likely to be the dominant influence on fixed income markets, regardless of who wins the US election.

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.

The case for asset-backed securities (ABS)

The case for asset-backed securities (ABS)

ABS is an attractive and yet under-utilised asset class with a number of differentiating features. The following paper provides a brief examination of this specialist asset class, outlining the case for its appeal as an investment.