A few high-profile fund suspensions have recently driven the focus back to market liquidity and how this can affect the ability of funds to meet certain redemption scenarios. Despite ample liquidity at the macro level, some areas of strain remain at the micro level and could worsen in case of a material deterioration of economic conditions, a recession or a spike in volatility
ESG in Asia: Amundi shares her views on engagement, climate finance and passive investing
Climate change: Central Banking focus report is online
Amundi and The Economist release an ESG Asian study
Amundi: a responsible partner
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IN THE HEADLINES
Trump impeachment is likely, but impact on financial markets would be short-lived
The Democratic Party has announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump following revelations that he pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the son of Democratic opponent Joe Biden. The impeachment process is long and articulated. An 80% probability that Trump will be impeached, followed by acquittal in the Senate, which would keep him in office for the remainder of his term, is our base case scenario.
Brexit update: Moving towards the October 31st deadline
What are the different options expected and what potential impacts on the market can be foreseen? Amundi leads you on a clearer path with a dedicated infographic analysis.
Greening Fixed Income markets: a challenge of today and tomorrow
Policymakers continue to implement comprehensive strategies to fostering sustainable finance. Most notably, in March 2018, the European Commission adopted its action plan resting on three pillars: (i) re-orienting capital flows towards sustainable investments; (ii) managing financial risks stemming from climate change; and (iii) fostering transparency and long-termism in financial activities.
Bridging the gap between quantitative and fundamental approaches
Bonds market faced low rates since many years. And they probably won’t rise up soon.
Clients’ needs for diversification and current market conditions (in addition to low rates, i.e. increase of bonds issuers) drove the path towards new solutions engineering. “Listening to our clients, observing the market and experiencing our econometric models were keys when building this new range” says Jean-Marie Dumas, Head of Fixed Income solutions at Amundi. “High yield laid behind us. We had to provide a serious alternative to traditional judgmental fixed income strategies” he adds.
Bond back to Core: where is the value in the current economic cycle?
“Slowdown in global growth with subdued inflation and dovish Central Banks (CB) committed to avoid further economic deceleration are trends that should remain favourable for bond investors.” begins Eric Brard, Head of Fixed Income at Amundi. “On one side, investors should limit the upside in core bond yields and, on the other, support the credit market, despite the strong spread compression in this first part of the year. An increasingly selective approach will be crucial.”
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