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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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Quarterly insight from our equity 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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A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

Delivering better-than-expected trial data, a vaccine candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech could mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic and boost confidence in an economic recovery, now underway.

Making sense of the 2020 US election
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Making sense of the 2020 US election

Our panel of investment professionals discuss what the result could mean for financial markets and investors.

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
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2020 US election: first take

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

Is it time for the European Renaissance?

Is it time for the European Renaissance?

John Bennett, Director of European Equities, explains the potential turning point in markets that could propel European equities to compete with the long-running and seemingly invincible US bull market.

Is now the time for defensive value?

Is now the time for defensive value?

Portfolio Manager Justin Tugman discusses factors that may point to a leadership change from growth to value stocks. He also explores the potential a defensive-value based approach offers investors concerned with ongoing market volatility and lofty stock valuations.

Business model investing: opportunity amid crisis

Business model investing: opportunity amid crisis

U.S. equities Portfolio Manager Nick Schommer discusses the importance of durable, competitively advantaged business models amid a disrupted economic environment.

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.

Global real estate – coming to the end of the abnormal?

Global real estate – coming to the end of the abnormal?

Global real estate equities portfolio managers Guy Barnard, Tim Gibson and Greg Kuhl address misperceptions investors may have about real estate post-COVID-19, and explain why the team believes it remains an attractive and relevant asset class.

The highly rational – and sometimes slightly less rational – world of tech investing

The highly rational – and sometimes slightly less rational – world of tech investing

Global Technology and Innovation Portfolio Manager Denny Fish argues that a long view is essential for maximizing the opportunity presented by the forces driving the transition to a digital global economy.

Apple: no longer a company, now an eco-system

Apple: no longer a company, now an eco-system

Covid 19 has mandated a digital lifestyle for us all. Apple is a gateway to this, an integrated platform for the development of app usage which goes far beyond the original uses of voice calls and texts Unlike its fellow large cap FANG names ( Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google as well as Microsoft ) Apple

Global Natural Resources Outlook

Global Natural Resources Outlook

The global natural resources sector represents about 15% of global listed equity and has exposure to growth, infrastructure spending and a very broad range of underlying commodity prices. The COVID-19 crisis has created a short-term demand shock that has been largely balanced by temporary reductions in commodity supply. Oil has been hit the hardest given