Markets, economy, stocks, growth, global, fixed income, international, asset classes
Michael Cembalest analyzes the performance of over 6,700 domestic and international active equity managers, and discusses the challenges they face outperforming at a time of markets distorted by quantitative easing.
Is China still the wildcard in domestic equity markets?
The food fight between the President and the Fed Chair could result in too much easing, and the expansion of valuations beyond sustainable levels. The other food fight: leveraged loan issuers vs buyers. Issuers are winning this fight hands down due.
Michael discusses how short covering, rather than real money, has driven the fastest recovery on record following a bear market, and looks ahead at slowing earnings growth.
Emerging Market Equity Views : Favorable global cycle and USD outlooks create a positive environment
While tariffs remain a concern, the key issue is the degree—which we deem moderate—of U.S. recession risk. The current global backdrop makes the U.S. dollar unlikely to strengthen. Earnings growth expectations are modest, valuations are undemanding
After global earnings growth ground to a halt in 2019, we expect a modest recovery this year—a key element of our positive view on equities as an asset class.
The authors discuss sustainable investing, highlighting why there is not trade-off between a focus on sustainability and the maximisation of profit.
Caught our eye: UK pension buy and maintain strategies could bring demand pressure to sterling corporate bonds
In an already tightly held market for sterling corporate bonds, even modest moves by UK pension funds to adopt buy and maintain strategies could create stiff competition for these assets.
This quarterly publication from our Pension Solutions and Advisory Group provides UK pension funds with timely updates on market trends, funding levels and the latest industry and product developments.