- Global Investment Views - August 2018
Global Investment Views - August 2018
Monday 30 July 2018
Research / Market
The dominance of politics: investment implications
Concerns about trade continue to take centre stage. While US assets have so far been resilient amid escalating protectionist rhetoric, markets targeted by tariffs are under pressure. We still don’t believe a full trade war is likely and we still expect decent economic growth, though decelerating and less synchronised, and with only mild inflationary pressure. But, trade disputes could impact business confidence and investment plans, interfering with central banks (CB)’ interest rate normalisation processes.
Why investors should care about French “yellow vests” protest
The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) are a largely spontaneous protest movement that emerged in France, in October. With no declared political affiliation, they called for lower taxes and a higher level of social transfers and public services.
Award for the "Robust Asset Allocation for Robo-Advisors" paper
This Working Paper from the Amundi Research Team has been rewarded by the Savvy Investor Awards 2018 on the 2nd of November.
Rocky Road for the European Union: Pension Plans' Response
Once again, Amundi and Create-Research have partnered in the Annual European Pensions Survey to provide invaluable insight on what pension plans are thinking and how they are faring in today’s complex market environment.