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Monetary financing fuels red-hot UK money growth
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Monetary financing fuels red-hot UK money growth

UK money growth is pulling ahead of other majors, warranting relative economic optimism but concern about sterling and inflation, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Nintendo: paving the way for positive play

Nintendo: paving the way for positive play

Hamish Chamberlayne and Ama Seery, members of the Global Sustainable Equity Team, discuss how Nintendo is putting its stamp on the video gaming industry.

Global money trends still cooling before US fiscal boost
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Global money trends still cooling before US fiscal boost

Strong March PMIs reflect fast money growth in mid-2020 and industrial momentum is probably peaking, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Why should investors care about ESG?

Why should investors care about ESG?

Paul LaCoursiere, new Head of ESG Investments, examines three key reasons why investors should care about ESG and the main challenge faced by the investment industry.

ISG Insight – Bond market riot: Rates are rising but is it sustainable?

ISG Insight – Bond market riot: Rates are rising but is it sustainable?

What began as a gradual climb in nominal yields from the summer accelerated in February. Moves of this speed are rare, so we dedicated an ISG meeting to ask why global yield curves have steepened so quickly and what the implications are for fixed income asset allocation.

Will China spoil the global reflation party?
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Will China spoil the global reflation party?

Chinese monetary policy is restrictive and could offset the boost to global growth from new US fiscal stimulus, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Right here, right now: growth opportunities in real estate

Right here, right now: growth opportunities in real estate

Portfolio managers Guy Barnard, Tim Gibson and Greg Kuhl, explain why they believe the REIT ‘reopening rotation’ trade has created an attractive opportunity to buy quality compounders offering sustainable growth, driven by long-term structural tailwinds.

Finding value in each other: active collaboration in equity and bond analysis

Finding value in each other: active collaboration in equity and bond analysis

Seth Meyer and Brent Olson, high yield bond Portfolio Managers, and Nick Schommer, US equity Portfolio Manager, discuss the benefits of collaboration in their equity and bond analysis.

Will US fiscal stimulus drive another jump in money measures?
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Will US fiscal stimulus drive another jump in money measures?

Renewed monetary strength would increase the risk of a near-term inflation rise becoming entrenched, argues Simon Ward, Economic Adviser.

Keeping it real: interpreting the climb in bond yields

Keeping it real: interpreting the climb in bond yields

The recent steep rise in yields has unsettled markets but Nick Maroutsos and Andrew Mulliner, Portfolio Managers within the Global Bonds Team, believe the Fed and other central banks are in no mood to abandon their accommodative stance.

How are China’s stock markets developing and evolving?

How are China’s stock markets developing and evolving?

China equities portfolio manager May Ling Wee discusses the buoyant initial public offering (IPO) market and the impact of ‘re-shoring’ and rising cross-border flows on Chinese markets.

The manic reflation narrative is peaking

The manic reflation narrative is peaking

Reflation has been the hot topic in the markets since the start of the year as inflation expectations have been rising rapidly on prospects of economic recovery. In this webcast, Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo dissect the reflation narrative, sharing their contrarian views on the subject.