With economies gradually reopening and markets suggesting better times ahead, credit portfolio managers James Briggs and Tim Winstone consider whether investors should be increasing their allocation to investment grade credit.
Unlike some countries that have flattened the curve, the US is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. In this video — part of a series on the scientific and investment implications of COVID-19 —Biotech Analyst, Agustin Mohedas, explains why the US trajectory has diverged, noting how the outbreak’s dynamics are changing and what that could mean for the next phase of the pandemic.
David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, and Steve Cain, Portfolio Manager, give a mid-year update of their market outlook, considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment markets, and outlining the potential risks and opportunities they see for alternative strategies for the remainder of 2020.
Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the Global Technology Team discuss how ‘big tech’ companies are helping communities and governments through the pandemic and the implications this may have on the regulation of the technology sector.
Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gauges the potential for a sustained cross-asset recovery as the world adapts to a new paradigm, one where COVID-19 remains a persistent risk factor for investors.
Oliver Blackbourn, Portfolio Manager on the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the impact of monetary policy stimulus on government bond yields worldwide, and discusses what this may mean for investors looking to maintain risk and diversification in their portfolios.
Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos gives the US Federal Reserve high marks for ensuring properly functioning financial markets but believes that work still needs to be done to support households and small businesses most vulnerable to the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, gives his thoughts on the dramatic gains across markets over the past few weeks, and considers the factors he believes need to be in place to sustain the ‘V’-shaped rally.
Global technology portfolio managers Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode discuss the recent launch of Ampere, NVIDIA’s latest graphics accelerator, which looks set to be a gamechanger for the development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence and gaming graphics.