- Real assets favoured in a post-Covid-19 world, but higher fragmentation requires scrutiny
Real assets favoured in a post-Covid-19 world, but higher fragmentation requires scrutiny
Monday 06 September 2021
Research / Market
While the fallout from the pandemic has accelerated several long-term trends, it has also given rise to some misguided expectations. The crisis has paved the way for a new economic cycle, which could be depicted by a resurgence of inflation. Real assets are emerging as the major beneficiaries of this new environment...
German election remains open, with an eye on the green transition
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