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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.

Equity Perspectives

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

Fixed Income Perspectives

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

Alternative Perspectives

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

Global Dividend Index

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

LATEST INSIGHTS

COVID-19: cautiously optimistic on Asian equities from an income perspective

COVID-19: cautiously optimistic on Asian equities from an income perspective

Mike Kerley, Asian income equities portfolio manager, shares his views on the latest developments in Asia and discusses the investment implications from an income point of view.

Illiquid markets seek targeted policy response

Illiquid markets seek targeted policy response

Ashwin Alankar, Head of Global Asset Allocation, says the market sell-off has increased illiquidity in financial markets and that a targeted policy response is needed to stave off the potential for small business defaults, which would greatly weigh on economic growth. However, options markets now signal more reward than risk in equities.

High yield bonds: dealing with volatile markets

High yield bonds: dealing with volatile markets

Tom Ross, credit portfolio manager, comments on the crisis gripping markets and how the Corporate Credit team is responding in terms of positioning within the Global High Yield and Euro High Yield strategies.

Leveraging the digital economy to navigate the COVID-19 coronavirus

Leveraging the digital economy to navigate the COVID-19 coronavirus

Portfolio manager Denny Fish from the Global Technology & Innovation Team, discusses how large-scale technology platforms and novel digital business models are helping societies cope with the fast-spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.

Coronavirus update from the Strategic Fixed Income Team

Coronavirus update from the Strategic Fixed Income Team

The spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the oil price war have served to highlight the fragility of the global markets and rattled investors. As concerns for the global supply chains and the health of economies grow, Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of the Strategic Fixed Income Team, shares her views, explaining the steps taken in the team’s portfolios that seek to mitigate the risks.

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

From complacency to panic: Coronavirus and oil

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the recent market shock as oil prices tumble and the Coronavirus continues to impact countries globally.

Unconventional Monetary Policy in Australia: Not If, but When

Unconventional Monetary Policy in Australia: Not If, but When

Dan Siluk explains why a slowing economy and limited ability to lower interest rates may force the RBA to resort to unconventional monetary policy.

US Fed’s emergency rate cut not a cure for volatility

US Fed’s emergency rate cut not a cure for volatility

The US Federal Reserve’s surprise rate cut reflects the increasing uncertainty the US economy and investors currently face. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, provides his views on what the highly unusual move means for markets and why he believes investors should remain cautious.

Global tech: actively managing the coronavirus impact

Global tech: actively managing the coronavirus impact

Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the UK-based Global Technology Team assess the impact of the coronavirus on tech companies and shares their near-term views for the sector, as well as portfolio implications.

Coronavirus uncertainty likely to force Fed’s hand

Coronavirus uncertainty likely to force Fed’s hand

Co-Head of Global Bonds Nick Maroutsos explains why markets reacted as they did in the face of the spreading coronavirus and why the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will ultimately have to cut rates to account for the outbreak’s economic impact.

Reflecting on coronavirus’ impact on bond markets

Reflecting on coronavirus’ impact on bond markets

Co-Head of Global Credit Research and Portfolio Manager, John Lloyd, discusses the large moves yesterday (Monday 24 February, when the video was recorded) in many fixed income markets due to heightened coronavirus concerns and outlines the benefit of active management amid the volatility.