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Smartphones on wheels

Smartphones on wheels

There are parallels to be drawn between the growth and evolution of electric vehicles and smartphones, with attractive opportunities for savvy investors, according to Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode.

UK inflation forecast update: still on track for 3%+

UK inflation forecast update: still on track for 3%+

CPI inflation is likely to overshoot the Bank of England’s (raised) forecast for Q4 2021, reflecting stronger food prices, a larger-than-expected VAT normalisation effect and rising core pressure stemming from monetary excess, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

The turn: high yield on the road to deleveraging

The turn: high yield on the road to deleveraging

Tom Ross, within the Global Corporate Credit Team, looks at whether the trajectory of credit fundamentals supports the strength in high yield bond markets.

Commodity indices: The carbon offsetting evolution

Commodity indices: The carbon offsetting evolution

How investors can utilise carbon futures, both as an active tool to help mitigate carbon emissions and as a potential additional source of returns.

Potential opportunities in legacy debt

Potential opportunities in legacy debt

Tim Winstone, corporate credit portfolio manager, considers the potential opportunities created by the approach of a key European Union regulatory deadline for legacy debt at banks.

Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine IP waivers

Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine IP waivers

Why US support for waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines does not spell the end of biotech growth.

Equity market “internals” consistent with PMI peak

Equity market “internals” consistent with PMI peak

Sector and style behaviour within equity markets has become more defensive, consistent with a cautionary message for economic prospects from monetary trends, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Why we own one of the most carbon intensive stocks in our investment universe

Why we own one of the most carbon intensive stocks in our investment universe

John Bennett and Tom O’Hara, European equities portfolio managers, explain why investing in so-called high ESG risk companies can prove to be beneficial as an active manager.

Chinese money growth still sliding – PBoC policy shift ahead?

Chinese money growth still sliding – PBoC policy shift ahead?

Chinese economic growth has fallen short of forecasts so far in 2021 and monetary trends suggest further weakness without PBoC action, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Access to medicine – the need for innovation, partnerships and data capture

Access to medicine – the need for innovation, partnerships and data capture

Olivia Gull, Analyst on the Governance and Responsible Investment Team, examines how pharmaceutical companies are addressing the issue of inequitable access to medicine, specifically in low and middle-income countries.

Other companies join tech earnings party

Other companies join tech earnings party

With an economic recovery underway, cyclical-growth stocks are positioned to join secular-growth companies in propelling tech sector earnings higher over the midterm, states portfolio manager Denny Fish.

Global manufacturing PMI peak delayed, relapse still likely
Global Perspectives

Global manufacturing PMI peak delayed, relapse still likely

Further PMI strength in April likely reflects temporary factors and the monetary signal for future direction remains negative, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.