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Investing in the first in, first out theme: opportunities in Asia
Overview:The Asia region was the first part of the world to be hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, but it has also been the first region to navigate a way out of it, thanks to its good management of the pandemic and supported by fiscal and monetary actions. Strong fundamentals pave the way for a strong catch-up in Asia, driven by China.
The Case for US Equities in Global Portfolios
The post-pandemic market reality accentuates the attractiveness of the US stock market. Similar to the period after the Great Financial Crisis, we believe the medium-to-long-term landscape once again favors companies with records of large-cap secular growth, stability and defensiveness. These characteristics define a much higher proportion of the US market relative to the rest of the world resulting in what we believe may be a more optimistic outlook for US equities.
Challenges and opportunities in US Commercial Real Estate
Coronavirus is disproportionately affecting different sectors of the US commercial real estate market, and driving major short- and long-term trends that have consequences for investors.Within major subsectors of US commercial real estate, we are negative on the outlook for retail and senior housing sectors, cautious on office space, and positive on the industrial sector.
Global Investment Views - August 2020
As we enter the summer, conflicting forces in major equity markets have led to a period of temporary equilibrium between fear(risk of second wave, low bond yields, high gold prices) and greed (equities rallying as a result of economies reopening). The big question for investors now is: where do we go from here?
The New Silk Road routes: Why investors should care
The global outbreak of Covid-19 has brought the world and its economy to a standstill, highlighting the importance of sustainable and resilient infrastructure (healthcare, water, power, telecommunications). Countries with fragile infrastructure have less capacity to handle crises, so they will need to increase their infrastructure investments. This is especially crucial in the context of health security and rapid urbanisation.
EU agreement: a powerful answer that can lift further EU assets and ESG investing
The agreement reached among EU leaders at the end of the longest European Council in history regarding a comprehensive package worth €1,824bn – including the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU (NGEU) instrument – is a significant achievement and a net positive in the short term for EU assets.
Just published! Amundi 2019 Engagement Report
Amundi released its 2019 Engagement Report, outlining its continuous dialogue with companies and its willingness to push Responsible Investment issues forward in society. Amundi's engagement policy is part of the expanded scope of the ESG criteria inclusion policy, with the desire to assist companies in making progress.
The day after #10 - Rethinking the macro and cross-asset research: what we have learned from the Covid-19 crisis
Crises create disruption and Covid-19 is no exception, bringing new complexities, new opportunities and new risks to the investment landscape.
Why USD Fixed Income may look increasingly attractive to European investors
US fixed income can be a valuable source of diversification for European investors, but in the past the cost of hedging of the US Dollar exposure was high, neutralizing this benefit. The situation has changed, and the cost of hedging for Euro-based investors is much lower than in the recent past. Furthermore, we expect this cost will remain low.