- Global Investment Views - February 2018
Global Investment Views - February 2018
Monday 29 January 2018
Research / Market
Global Investment Views - February 2018 - CIO Views
Hot markets require prudence
Equity markets started the year extremely well in January, after a strong performance in 2017. The S&P index recorded a positive performance in almost every month of last year in a context of exceptionally low volatility. Eighteen of the 20 lowest levels of the VIX of the last 20 years were printed in 2017. Further, the bull run for risk assets continued to extend its long phase of asset inflation. In addition, aggregate bond indexes and emerging market bonds delivered returns above the average of the past 20 years. Can these unique conditions continue?
The US government shutdown becomes the longest in history
The US Government shutdown started on December 22 2018 is currently the longest ever, with little evidence of end in sight. In recent US history, since 1976, there have been 21 shutdowns, lasting from 1 to 21. The longest so far took place under Clinton on Dec 15,1995.
The Alpha and Beta of ESG investing
With the rising awareness around ESG issues worldwide, institutional investors have started to massively look into responsible investment. The latter has grown substantially in Europe and in North America in the past 5 years.
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