INVESTMENT INSIGHTS BLUE PAPER | NOVEMBER 2020
Friday 13 November 2020
News, Investment Talks, Market News
We use monthly credit excess return in the EUR denominated Investment Grade bond universe for regression analysis and factor picking. ESG was making its way to becoming a mainstream factor within the Investment Grade universe and when the COVID-19 stress hit the financial markets, it displayed a “hedge-like” behavior. We had previously identified that better ESG and lower cost of capital were related, however the realization of this feature in a stress environment is worth investors’ attention.
Time to refocus on bonds - Rethinking portfolios after the great repricing
Inflation has risen to levels not seen in 40 years, leading to a repricing of financial markets this year, which has been particularly severe in the fixed income space.
Italy election: no major surprise from the polls, maybe positive for markets
Investment Talks - September 2022
ECB raises its rates and commits to do more in the next meetings