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Investing in Diversity: analysing the investment risks and opportunities

Investing in Diversity: analysing the investment risks and opportunities

Olivia Gull, Analyst on the Governance and Responsible Investment Team, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion from an investment perspective.

Evaluating stocks as growth continues to grow

Evaluating stocks as growth continues to grow

Portfolio Manager Doug Rao discusses the phenomenon of concentrated market leadership and what that means for long-term investors.

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, and Andrew Mulliner, Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, both members of the Fixed Income Investment Strategy Group (ISG)*, explain why they do not see significant risks of sustained higher inflation materialising in the next few years, though caution that short-term spikes are possible and investors should evaluate the diversity that their fixed income portfolios provide.

COVID-19 vaccine beats expectations

COVID-19 vaccine beats expectations

How a novel vaccine candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech could shape the trajectory of the global pandemic.

A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

A potential turning point in the battle against COVID-19

Delivering better-than-expected trial data, a vaccine candidate from Pfizer and BioNTech could mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic and boost confidence in an economic recovery, now underway.

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.

US election reflections – celebrating gridlock
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US election reflections – celebrating gridlock

In a tightly contested US election, where the issue of postal votes could decide the victor, what does this mean for financial markets? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to potential policy paths and the dwindling prospects of a Biden fiscal bonanza.

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.

Equity markets price in uncontested US election
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Equity markets price in uncontested US election

Director of Research Matt Peron says when it comes to the U.S. election, the biggest risk for equity markets is not which party gets voted into office but whether the outcome is contested. So far, equities expect a clear winner on or near Election Day.

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Is there a solvency crisis looming in credit markets?

Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income, and Nick Ware, Portfolio Manager, counter the bear argument that credit is set to face a solvency crisis by explaining that liquidity is solvency.

Global Sustainable Equity: news and opportunities (October 2020)

Global Sustainable Equity: news and opportunities (October 2020)

Hamish Chamberlayne, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Sustainable Equities, highlights key sustainable news stories for the third quarter of 2020.

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.