The COVID-19 pandemic has helped accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy – but that doesn’t mean oil and gas are done for good. Noah Barrett, Lead Equity Analyst on the Energy & Utilities Sector Research Team, explains why the industry could be on the cusp of one more upcycle.
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 and therefore justify continued monetary and fiscal hyper-accommodation.
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.