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MSCI launches High Yield Fixed Income Climate Paris Aligned Indexes

MSCI is pleased to announce the launch of High Yield Fixed Income Climate Paris Aligned Indexes to help investors implement net-zero strategies in their portfolios. The indexes are designed to minimize the exposure to the physical and transition risks of climate change and increase target exposure to sustainable investment opportunities.

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Macro Scenarios in Focus: Are US Markets Priced for Perfection?

Apr 2, 2024 Dora Pribeli, Will Baker, Thomas Verbraken

Global forecasters have recently suggested that the world economy is headed for a soft landing. Our latest market stress test looks at how this and other, less benign scenarios could affect a multi-asset-class portfolio in the coming months. 

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Macro Scenarios in Focus: Adapting to the New Normal

Jan 3, 2024 Will Baker, Dora Pribeli, Thomas Verbraken

Markets seem to be priced for a soft landing, in which inflation returns closer to target levels and recession is avoided. We also consider two potential downside-risk scenarios: a hard landing and a resurgence of inflation. 

Research Report

Measuring Tax Alpha

Oct 27, 2023

The concept of tax alpha can help a wealth manager explain a client’s after-tax performance. We propose two frameworks to provide transparency around the after-tax attribution calculation used to measure tax alpha.

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Macro Scenarios in Focus: Higher Rates for Longer

Oct 5, 2023 Thomas Verbraken, Will Baker

How could higher global rates for longer than expected affect a global portfolio of equities, bonds and real estate? In our new quarterly series, Macro Scenarios in Focus, we consider four potential paths for the global economy and conduct a portfolio stress test.

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Markets in Focus: Narrow Yield Spread and High Crowding Pressure Equities

Oct 3, 2023 Waman Virgaonkar, Hitendra D Varsani, Juan Sampieri

Eclipsing equity and bond yields and high crowding may be signs of a vulnerable equity market. We compare equity/bond yield spreads in the major regional markets along with crowding in sectors and regions.  

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Labeled Bonds Quarterly Market Overview Q2 2023

Aug 31, 2023

We assess the latest trends in labeled bonds, from the overall market to specific bond and issuer characteristics, to identify key developments in the rapidly growing and increasingly diverse labeled-bond market. 

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Labeled Bonds: Quarterly Market Overview Q1 2023

Jul 14, 2023

We assess the latest issuance trends and the overall market by multiple bond and issuer characteristics to identify key developments in the rapidly growing and increasingly diverse labeled-bond market. 

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Markets in Focus: Looking Beyond the Rate Hikes

Jul 4, 2023 Waman Virgaonkar, Hitendra D Varsani, Juan Sampieri

Investors face “sticky” inflation, equity-market concentration and expectations that U.S. interest rates may be higher for longer. We examine recent global-markets trends to help as asset allocators and portfolio managers determine their next move. 

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