Wednesday 16 December 2020
News, Investment Talks, Market News
Convertible bonds go green. While investors have been aware of the merits of investing responsibly for a long time, the Covid-19 crisis is likely to increase the focus on ESG principles, which should play a critical role in the emergence from the crisis. In this context, green bond financing has recently spilled over to convertible bonds, with 2020 seeing a record level of new issuance for the asset class
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.
Investment Outlook 2021
“Marked by the most severe recession in modern history, 2020 was an unprecedented year. With the global pandemic continuing, we enter 2021 with a mildly positive outlook for the upcoming recovery, but with the assumption that the path to pre-crisis growth levels will be long and uncertain. Against this backdrop, investors should be ready to play rotations in their portfolios, favouring cyclical themes but also keeping a strong focus on quality. ”