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.
Investment Insight Blue Paper December 2020
Responsible investing expands further with green convertible bonds
The US election and Covid-19 vaccines: implications for the economy and markets
The likelihood of a divided US government removes a major potential headwind to the US economy, that is, higher taxes. With multiple Covid-19 vaccines showing promise, the US economy may surprise on the upside in 2021.
Early Christmas gifts to support year-end rally
As we approach year-end, markets can count on two pieces of news to propel some optimism. The first comes from the US, where the Biden victory, without a real Blue Wave, is seen by markets as the best possible outcome. A Republican, or even a 50-50 senate, would make it very hard for the new president to pass any extreme measures in terms of fiscal push, more drastic legislation or tax increases.