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Global Perspectives

Investment Focus 2020

Our ‘Illumination 2020’ edition shines a light on the investment prospects for 2020.

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.

Global Dividend Index

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

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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.

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.

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 Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

The Fed’s new policy, inflation and its implications for U.S. bonds

Greg Wilensky and Michael Keough discuss their outlook for U.S. inflation after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy change, and its impact on U.S. bond markets.

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

A letter to the Fed from a concerned friend

Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos expresses concern that monetary policy focused on financial markets will do little to ignite the growth needed for the economy to recover from recent weakness.

So… what about inflation?

So… what about inflation?

John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, shares his views on the most frequently asked question by clients these days: “what about inflation?”

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

A negative fed funds rate: not yet willing – or needing – to go “there”

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos states that even without negative interest rates, bond portfolios must work harder to achieve desired results.

Strategic Fixed Income — where are bond markets heading in 2020?

Strategic Fixed Income — where are bond markets heading in 2020?

For John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, the key question for 2020 is whether the decline in economic growth and inflation is coming to an end and whether we have an economic ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ landing.

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Strategic Fixed Income outlook 2020 — no reflation without a soft dollar

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income, share their thoughts on bond markets in the coming year; where they see risks and opportunities and where they look for clues.