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Global Perspectives

Market GPS Investment Outlook 2021

What should be on the radar for investors in 2021? Market GPS helps direction-set with a video summary, in-depth asset class analysis and our latest portfolio manager views.

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Quarterly insight from our equity teams to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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Quarterly insight from our fixed income teams to help clients navigate the risks and opportunities ahead.

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Insight from our alternatives team to help clients navigate the markets and opportunities ahead.

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The first of its kind, quarterly, long-term study into global dividend trends.

LATEST INSIGHTS

Tempering expectations

Tempering expectations

While record-setting prices for riskier assets hint at better days ahead, Portfolio Manager Nick Maroutsos believes that a complete exit from the pandemic may take longer than expected, justifying continued monetary and fiscal hyper-accommodation.

Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed
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Fed watch: hardly a stoic Fed

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.

Making sense of the 2020 US election
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Making sense of the 2020 US election

Our panel of investment professionals discuss what the result could mean for financial markets and investors.

2020 US election: first take
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2020 US election: first take

Why the removal of election uncertainty could support markets – regardless of the outcome.

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, believes central bank policy is likely to be the dominant influence on fixed income markets, regardless of who wins the US election.

A superfluous tweak to the Fed’s mandate

A superfluous tweak to the Fed’s mandate

Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, believes that despite a shift in policy, the US Federal Reserve will likely not have to worry about watching inflation climb above its target of averaging 2% over the long term.

2020 Trends in Investing: ESG Considerations on the Rise

2020 Trends in Investing: ESG Considerations on the Rise

The 2020 Trends in Investing Survey reveals that ESG investing is gaining popularity among financial professionals and investors in the U.S.

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

RBA to markets: “We are still here”

Portfolio Manager Dan Siluk explains that, despite economic conditions appearing to stabilise throughout much of Australia, the Reserve Bank of Australia felt compelled to recommence bond purchases to establish its credibility with respect to its yield curve control programme.

An historic day for Europe
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An historic day for Europe

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, responds to the European Union’s landmark coronavirus recovery package, agreed after four days and four nights of negotiations.

Fed Watch: despite high marks, Fed still has issues to resolve

Fed Watch: despite high marks, Fed still has issues to resolve

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.

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Oil crisis sparks market consolidation

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, considers the prospects for equities and other risk assets, as negative oil prices put the brakes on the recent V-shaped market recovery.

Navigating volatility in fast-evolving markets

Navigating volatility in fast-evolving markets

As the coronavirus-induced economic dislocation becomes more profound, Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, discusses positioning within the Absolute Return Income Strategy.