Low growth, low inflation, low interest rates. What explains the persistence of these conditions in developed economies?
A short roundup of the current outlook across the main economies and regions.
Government-led initiatives and shareholder-friendly policies are boosting the allure of Japanese stocks
What determines the level of real interest rates critical to all aspects of investment and asset allocation?
Investors are concerned about the impact of rise in US interest rates, yet rate rises are only being considered because the US economy is recovering.
In anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) potential exit from more than six years of zero-interest-rate policy, some bond investors have braced for potential losses by reducing interest-rate risk.
After a volatile January, global equity markets appear to have recoupled in a positive way by rallying in unison.
Most fixed income benchmarks are constructed on a debt weighted basis. Here we show that an equal risk contribution approach (ERC) is superior when applied to the global high yield market.
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