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Navigating Coronavirus Uncertainty

Perspectives from our investment teams on the market impact and key considerations for investors

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has created uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth and led to heightened market volatility. Our clients are our top priority, and we’re focused on minimizing downside risk without losing sight of long-term opportunities. Although the virus is unique, market shocks are not, and our investment teams are experienced in managing bouts of volatility. Here, they share their latest thinking on how the coronavirus is impacting markets and what it means for investors.

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The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

Oct 20, 2020

Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.

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Three stages of absolute return investing in 2020

Oct 13, 2020

Portfolio Manager Luke Newman considers how the market for absolute return has changed in response to the spread of COVID-19, outlining his reasons to position for an economic recovery, while still focusing on capital preservation.

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Will the hump in defaults be a hill or a mountain?

Oct 6, 2020

Seth Meyer, Corporate Credit Portfolio Manager, and Esther Watt, Client Portfolio Manager, explore the default outlook for high yield bonds and the risks and opportunities this presents.

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Strategic Fixed Income: the predictable Japanification of US corporates

Oct 6, 2020

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, discusses how the suppression of volatility in interest rates by major central banks has spread the Japanification phenomenon to the US.

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US election: Interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Oct 6, 2020

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the latest market movements as news of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the chances of a Democratic clean sweep in the US election.

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Into the fog of uncertainty

Oct 5, 2020

What visibility is there for investors right now? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to the fourth quarter of 2020 and beyond, summarising his latest thoughts on COVID-19, Brexit and the upcoming US election.

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In Charts: US stock performance during past presidential elections

Sep 24, 2020

Looking at the returns of the S&P 500® Index during past U.S. presidential election periods and what could happen in 2020.

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Investment themes for the economic recovery

Sep 24, 2020

The rapid adoption of cloud computing and e-commerce are just some of the investment themes we see emerging as the economy moves toward recovery.

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