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  1. BLOG

    How ‘Greenflation’ Could Impact Bond Returns 

    Jan 14, 2022

    Fixed Income

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    Investors and policymakers are increasingly focused on the fact that a transition to a low-carbon economy could result in “greenflation,” which could put upward pressure on long-term interest rates and in turn lead to downward repricing of bond portfolios.

  2. BLOG

    2022 Private-Asset Trends to Watch 

    Jan 13, 2022

    Real Estate Investing

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    Private-asset investors are waking up to the urgency of the climate crisis, while dealing with other long-term disruptive trends that accelerated during the pandemic. We may see a substantial reallocation of capital as investors respond to these challenges.

  3. BLOG

    Hotter Inflation Set Some Styles and Sectors on Fire 

    Jan 11, 2022

    Factor Investing

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    Whether due to stimulus, deglobalization, decarbonization or an overheating economy, higher inflation could have an impact on style-factor and sector performance. We investigate this impact in the context of two potential economic-growth regimes.

  4. BLOG

    Higher Agency Loan-Size Limit: A Booster Shot in ARMs? 

    Jan 10, 2022

    Fixed Income

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    Securitizations for U.S. agency adjustable-rate mortgages have declined since the 2008 global financial crisis. But could a loan-limit increase by the government-sponsored enterprises, boost issuance of agency-ARM mortgage-backed securities?

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    ESG Trends to Watch for 2022 

    Jan 7, 2022

    ESG Research

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    As the world’s biggest companies work toward net-zero, corporations ask: What do we do about our suppliers? Meanwhile, ESG investing truly has gone mainstream (with the regulatory attention to prove it). We review these trends and emerging risks.

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    Will Rising Sea Levels Eventually Sink Christmas? 

    Dec 15, 2021

    ESG Research

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    It’s not just Santa’s North Pole headquarters that are at risk from global warming. Around 75% of the world’s toys are made in China — most coming from the country’s coastal provinces which face an increasing threat of flooding as global temperatures rise.

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    Which Companies Lost Most in Europe’s Lost Decade? 

    Dec 14, 2021

    Global Investing

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    If uncertainties over deglobalization persists, the performance divide between Europe and the U.S. could widen further. Have European firms been more at risk, given they have had more international revenue than U.S. companies?

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    Did Deglobalization Add to Inflation Woes? 

    Dec 13, 2021

    Global Investing

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    Inflation watchers, aware of how COVID-19 led to trillions of dollars of stimulus, may want to note the longer-term shift toward deglobalization. As these forces collide, they may lead to rising global inflation and affect asset-allocation strategies.

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    Beginning to Understand the Performance of Social Properties 

    Nov 22, 2021

    Real Estate Investing

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    The precise measurement of social impact is in its early stages. But some property sectors like affordable housing have obvious links to social themes, and investment in these “social properties” has increased significantly over the last 10 years.

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    Securitized Products’ LIBOR Transition Picking Up Pace 

    Jun 22, 2021

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    In 2021, there has been significant progress in the transition from the LIBOR reference rate to its replacement, SOFR. But investors in securitized products are grappling with the challenge of the LIBOR-SOFR transition and its impact on their analytics.

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