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  1. BLOG

    The coronavirus epidemic: Implications for markets 

    Feb 12, 2020 Zhen Wei , Jun Wang , Thomas Verbraken

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Factor Investing , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Risk Management

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    The toll from the coronavirus has been felt throughout societies, leading to repercussions on the global economy and financial markets. We examine investor impact through markets’ economic exposures to China and factors and by stress testing portfolios.

  2. BLOG

    Looking to the futures of emerging markets 

    Dec 11, 2019 Hitendra D Varsani

    Global Investing , Risk Management , Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets

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    Emerging-market (EM) equities have delivered unique risk and return characteristics over the last 30 years. Are futures on EM stocks a liquid enough means to gain exposure during normal and stressed conditions?

  3. BLOG

    Are EU corporate bonds all alike? 

    Nov 27, 2019 Hamed Faquiryan

    Economic Exposure , Fixed Income , Risk Management

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    The integration of the eurozone’s economy may tempt investors to view corporate debt issued by European companies as undifferentiated. On average, this view has seemed correct — but not always durings times of market stress.

  4. BLOG

    A default wave for Chinese consumer ABS? 

    Nov 18, 2019 Jian Chen , Yini Yang

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Risk Management

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    The default rate for auto loans in Chinese consumer asset-backed securities increased rapidly in recent months, and China may be moving toward a more borrower-friendly bankruptcy regime. Could this   lead to even higher default rates?

  5. BLOG

    The state of global investing 

    Nov 12, 2019 Dimitris Melas

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Financial markets are inherently unpredictable, while structural forces such as shifts in monetary policy, trade conflicts and climate change compound the challenges facing investors. Read our analysis commissioned by Norway’s Ministry of Finance.

  6. BLOG

    Emerging market country allocation matters 

    Nov 6, 2019 Jean-Maurice Ladure

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing , Economic Exposure

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    Investors with strong convictions on emerging markets might consider an approach allowing tilts toward or away from specific themes, such as active allocation to single-country index-based funds. We explore considerations linked with this approach.

  7. BLOG

    Cyclicals vs. defensives: Did tariffs tip the scales? 

    Nov 5, 2019 Guillermo Cano

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Did tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China in May trigger a shift to defensive from cyclical stocks? How did they affect different U.S. sectors and industry groups?

  8. BLOG

    Three scenarios for Fed rate cuts 

    Jul 23, 2019 Andy Sparks , Thomas Verbraken

    Economic Exposure , Fixed Income , Models/Client Cases

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    A consensus has emerged that the Federal Reserve will lower rates in the coming months, but investors remain uncertain over the timing and magnitude of the cuts. What impact could three rate-cut scenarios have on markets?

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    What could stress emerging markets? 

    May 24, 2019 Thomas Verbraken

    Global Investing , Risk Management , Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets

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    Emerging-market equities and USD-denominated EM sovereign bonds started 2019 with a bang, but recent market turbulence caused by the U.S.-China trade standoff raises a pressing question: What could trigger the next EM downturn?

  10. BLOG

    Beyond headlines: How markets responded to US-China trade talks 

    May 9, 2019 Zhen Wei

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Our analysis suggests that changes in equity-market valuations, analysts’ consensus earnings estimates and data on companies’ revenue exposure are metrics that provided insight into recent market and sector performances.

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