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Zhijian Lou

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    Asia Pacific Market Report - Asia Pacific Equities in a Correlated World

    Research Report | Jun 26, 2012 | Zoltán Nagy, Neil Gilfedder, Zhijian Lou

    The 2008 financial crisis put global markets into a volatile “risk-on / risk-off” swing.  When investors worry about recession or deflation, their risk aversion goes up and they shift to low-risk assets, thus hurting risky assets like equities. In contrast, when investors expect a recovery or inflation, their risk aversion goes down and they shift into high-risk assets.  This binary attitude results in a high degree of correlation among global markets and may point to a...