Portfolio manager Steve Johnstone looks at the dominance of thematic market factors in determining market movements since the start of the pandemic, considering what the return of idiosyncratic risk in 2021 might mean for investors.
With Georgia’s Senate run-off vote offering a final, dramatic twist in the US election, what would it mean if Peach State voters hand power to the Democrats? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the ramifications of a potentially seismic political result.
The US Federal Reserve declined to expand accommodative policy measures, but Nick Maroutsos, Head of Global Bonds, believes the decision does not suggest the central bank is backing off from supporting the economic recovery.
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.