Insights

September 2020

Asset Allocation Update

Maya Bhandari

Portfolio Manager

Leaning selectively against the wind

Most asset market returns can be distilled down to two basic elements: movements in cash flows and discount rates. In the past month or so, for risky assets such as equities, each has moved in a broadly friendly direction. Expectations around earnings, which are the dominant source of cash flows for equity investors, bottomed for global stocks in mid-May, and as the earnings season progressed, so did analyst optimism on the path of future earnings. Notwithstanding the savage fall in delivered earnings in the second quarter, future expected earnings for the MSCI All Country World Index have moved such that by the end of next year, earnings are now expected to be a whisker above where they were last December.

September 2020

Deflation revisits Europe.

FIXED INCOME DESK

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.

4 September 2020

Exploring the equitisation of the Brazilian stock market

Dara White

Global Head of Emerging Market Equities

All-time low interest rates in Brazil are driving savings into equities, while deregulation and faster technological adoption are creating high growth opportunities for stock pickers

September 2020

Global Sustainable Outcomes Q2 2020

Pauline Grange & Jess Williams

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities & Portfolio Analyst, Responsible Investment

This issue looks at the increasing importance of 'social' in ESG investing; how some countries are targeting a 'green recovery' from Covid-19; and a look at the sustainable impact highlights of some of our stocks

August 2020

Summer slumber soothes markets

FIXED INCOME DESK

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.

August 2020

Constructive on credit

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

After investment-grade credit spreads touched their second-highest level in 20 years, and governments stepped in to support economies, there are opportunities in credit

August 2020

Tech innovation: reaching all sectors

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

Companies across a range of industries are deploying innovative technologies to spark rapid growth, creating attractive investment opportunities

August 2020

Pockets of growth in a “silver” economy

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

For the first time in history, the Earth hosts more people aged over 60 than under five. Today, people in many countries can expect to live into their sixties or longer. Older people can pursue new activities in education, work or their hobbies. Yet having the freedom to do so depends on two things – health and finance.

August 2020

“Doing good” increasingly differentiates Asian businesses

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

In Asia, as elsewhere, investors increasingly regard “doing good” as a source of competitive advantage leading to outperformance

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