We may have all heard of thematic investing, but what does a theme actually represent in an investment context?
Downgrades of investment grade bonds to fallen angels continue apace in 2020. Through September 30, $179.6 billion, across 43 companies and comprising over 230 bonds, has been downgraded. The asset figure already exceeds the full calendar years of 2009...
Positioning your portfolio for the challenges and opportunities ahead
Applying active decision-making is key in an uncertain environment
Attractive valuations and prospects for economic recovery support small-caps
The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Global Head of Fixed Income, Jim Cielinski, and Global Bonds Portfolio Manager, Andy Mulliner, explain...
The currency union faces four possible growth scenarios
COVID-19 has changed the landscape for emerging markets (EM) debt, injecting a new dimension of pandemic-related economic uncertainty. In this report, the Eaton Vance EM debt team outlines our view that strong fundamental analysis and country selection is more important than ever.
This year has been one of the most turbulent periods for many pension scheme trustees. Those best able to navigate their way through it, have had strong governance in place, with their decision-making guided by a focus on achieving their long-term strategy. In the current market this is often easier said than done.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments' Chris Wagstaff considers how asset owners might best approach climate change risk management by adopting a number of non-mutually exclusive mitigating actions to address transition and physical risks.
This research paper, by Eaton Vance, picks up on the empirically documented relationship between economic policy and asset prices, and seeks to identify key determinants of economic policy change.
The global economy has rebounded from the lows reached in March and April but momentum has waned as rising cases of COVID-19 have forced some regions to once again restrict activity. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses whether credit markets can remain immune to the economic fragility.
In terms of hard facts, most fiduciaries know very little about their UK defined contribution (DC) pension members. But data are critical to making the right choices for the default investment strategy. AllianceBernstein (AB) outline their proven process to achieve better member outcomes.
Letter to investors
From T.Rowe Price's 2020 Election Blog
Financial turbulence has rocked economies across the globe forcing investors to adapt new strategies for the uncertain times ahead.
We expect the global economy and financial markets to transition from intense near-term pain to gradual healing over the next six to 12 months. However, there is the risk if not the likelihood of an uneven recovery, with significant setbacks along the way and some permanent damage.
History teaches that epidemics tend to have short-term effects on economies and markets, but great uncertainty remains about the coronavirus.