Asset Class Return Forecasts - Q3 - 2021

Thursday 05 August 2021

The first half of 2021 has been witness to exceptional growth in demand fueled in large part fiscal stimulus and waning Covid-related restrictions. Latest data release indicates the major economies may be at the onset of high-water mark of economic acceleration and the growth will slow down worldwide. Uncertainties of future cash infusions paired with ebb and flow from Covid re-openings are likely to be further headwinds to further short-term demand acceleration...

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Vignette - German election
22/09/2021 Research / Market

German election remains open, with an eye on the green transition

Election outcome: The most likely winner in terms of votes and seats will either be the Social Democratic Party (SPD) or the conservative Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU). Likely scenarios include the ‘traffic-light’ coalition (SPD-Greens-pro-market Liberal Democratic Party, FDP) or the ‘Jamaica’ coalition (CDU/CSU-Greens-FDP). However, other combinations are possible.

Vignette - ESG Thema #3
21/09/2021 Research / Market

ESG Thema #3 - How can investors contribute to Net Zero efforts?

While carbon emissions have been increasing slowly despite efforts to bring them down, “net zero” commitments, however, have skyrocketed. Setting climate objectives used to be the appanage of public actors, but no longer. Investors are increasingly on board and net zero alliances exist for all kinds of financial institutions: asset owners, banks, asset managers. On top of that, at the COP26 in Glasgow, a net zero alliance of alliances will be launched “the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero”.