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Navigating Coronavirus Uncertainty

Perspectives from our investment teams on the market impact and key considerations for investors

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has created uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth and led to heightened market volatility. Our clients are our top priority, and we’re focused on minimizing downside risk without losing sight of long-term opportunities. Although the virus is unique, market shocks are not, and our investment teams are experienced in managing bouts of volatility. Here, they share their latest thinking on how the coronavirus is impacting markets and what it means for investors.

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Into the fog of uncertainty

Oct 9, 2020

What visibility is there for investors right now? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to the fourth quarter of 2020 and beyond, summarising his latest thoughts on COVID-19, Brexit and the upcoming US election.

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Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Oct 6, 2020

Seth Meyer, Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager, and Esther Watt, Client Portfolio Manager, explore the default outlook for high yield bonds and the risks and opportunities this presents.

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Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Oct 6, 2020

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, discusses how the suppression of volatility in interest rates by major central banks has spread the Japanification phenomenon to the US.

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US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Oct 6, 2020

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.

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What will it take to sustain a market recovery?

Sep 25, 2020

Portfolio Manager Jeremiah Buckley discusses the elements that have helped to spur a rebound in equity markets and the factors that can help the budding recovery continue.

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Investment themes for the economic recovery

Sep 23, 2020

The rapid adoption of cloud computing and e-commerce are just some of the investment themes we see emerging as the economy moves toward recovery.

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Bond markets channel their inner tubthumping

Sep 23, 2020

The Global Bonds Team states that while supportive monetary policy has helped global bond markets get up off the mat, bond investors must still keep an eye on issuer fundamentals and consider employing a wider range of tools to achieve the characteristics typically associated with a fixed income allocation.

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COVID and tech: what have we learned as investors?

Sep 15, 2020

In this video, Denny Fish, Global Technology & Innovation Portfolio Manager, shares his thoughts on how COVID has impacted technology and the key considerations as an investor in the sector.

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Abenomics: more arrows in the quiver?

Sep 11, 2020

In this Q&A, Junichi Inoue, Head of Japanese Equities and Japanese Opportunities Portfolio Manager, discusses the impact of Abenomics and the possibility of its continuation, as well as the implications of COVID on Japanese stocks.

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