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Global Equity Views 1Q 2019

By Paul Quinsee
After a year of weak returns, we see an above-average level of opportunity across areas of global stock markets. By region our U.S. investors are the most optimistic as 2019 begins. Trade tensions and tariffs pose the main risk to equity markets.
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Weekly Market Recap

A one-page snapshot of market performance, statistics and trends.

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Multi-Asset Solutions Weekly Strategy Report

Following a year of weak performance, emerging market equities have made a strong start to 2019 as investor sentiment has turned more positive, helped in part by recent stimulus measures from China.

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Global Fixed Income Views 1Q19

By Bob Michele
We cut the chances of Above Trend Growth to 50% amid political and trade uncertainties, and likely quantitative tightening and two additional rate hikes. Favored sectors: Short duration securitized credit, high yield credit, local emerging market debt.
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Wind against the tide

By Pierre-Yves Bareau
Rising core rates, escalating trade pressures and idiosyncratic stories in countries such as Argentina and Turkey continued to create volatility in emerging markets. We expect the first two themes to continue into the upcoming quarter, while noise from idiosyncratic stories marginally fades.
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Factor Views 4Q 2018

By Yazann Romahi, Garrett Norman
Amid global divergences and episodic trade tensions, a number of factors suffered, with equity value mired in its second-worst drawdown since 1990. We see potential catalysts in place across the equity, event-driven and macro spaces.
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Global Asset Allocation Views 4Q 2018

By John Bilton
Global growth is above trend, but changes to U.S. trade policy and the impact of higher U.S. rates have increased risks to our outlook. We overweight stocks, but trim our positioning, upgrade duration to a small overweight and remain neutral on credit.
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Connecting market and macroeconomic volatility

By Michael Hood, Grace Koo, Benjamin Mandel
In an environment of higher expected portfolio volatility and reduced cross-asset diversification, how can risk be tactically managed?
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Emerging Market Strategy Q2 2018: Internal strength, external risks

By George Iwanicki
Risks to an asset class come in two varieties—internal and external. In past cycles, the main risks to emerging markets came from within (overheating economies, FX peg regimes amid external deficits and hard currency-denominated sovereign debt, among others). But as we assess the prospect for EM equities, the risks today appear to be primarily external, not internal.
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UK Bank of England meeting: Rates on hold amid mixed signals on the economy

By Karen Ward
The Bank of England (BoE) held its base rate of interest unchanged at 0.5% at its meeting today.
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Renewable energy and battery storage: Impacts of disruption on the core infrastructure investor

Disruption threatens all investors. Every industry and sector faces disruption risks from new technologies, competitors, politics and regulations.
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Emerging markets strategy Q1 2018: Volatility returns, fundamentals stay strong

By George Iwanicki
The combination of broadening economic growth and contained inflation is driving strong earnings gains.
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3Q 2017 Guide to the Markets and Quarterly Perspectives

Introducing our third quarter 2017 Guide to the Markets and Quarterly Perspectives. A comprehensive array of market and economic trends illustrated with clear and compelling charts.
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Emerging Market Debt: Reflation takes root

By Pierre-Yves Bareau
Given the risks posed by protectionism, we are more cautious on open economies and those more dependent on external funding. Overall, we have shifted our focus from market beta to carry this quarter, coming off of solid first quarter performance, tighter valuations and the little market premium attached to the risks we have identified. We place an emphasis on short-end names and those idiosyncratic stories that we identify as having positive event skew.
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Inflation's next phase

By Benjamin Mandel, Michael Hood
For investors, the recovery of inflation and inflation risk premia, against the backdrop of anchored inflation expectations, imply a supportive environment for risk assets. Our outlook suggests continued upward pressure on the market pricing of inflation, manifesting in higher bond yields and a widening spread between nominal and inflation-protected bonds.
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A better opportunity in Europe

By Dr. David Kelly
While U.S. equities still look less expensive than Treasuries and cash, they are not as attractive as they once were. Investors looking for stronger long-term returns may find a better opportunity in European stocks.
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