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Market Update from the Global CIO Office – September 2020
The fastest bear-market recovery in history showed little sign of wavering In August. Investor optimism remained
buoyant on signs of progress in developing a vaccine to quell the pandemic, which helped to instill confidence in a swift
global economic revival.
Jackson Hole – The Fed’s new stance on inflation
Interestingly, the Fed is not committing to any particular numerical formula to measure the outcome, (i.e. over what time period the average inflation will be based on), calling this “a flexible form of average inflation targeting.” It has therefore retained some flexibility in conducting policy and has not committed to specific targets that may or […]
Downgrades & Defaults: Where are we this cycle for Corporates and COVID-19?
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the global markets. With broad parts of the economy remaining shut, the impact across industries has been widespread. We take a closer look at how this crisis is impacting the leverage profile, ratings trajectory, default rates and recoveries across the corporate market.
Market Update from the Global CIO Office – August 2020
In July, risk appetite was underpinned by further signs of a revival in global growth, the solid start to second quarter earnings season, and the abundance of fiscal and monetary stimulus.
Exploring Non-Traditional Income – Part I
Are private markets the solution for modern income challenges? In Part I of our Exploring Non-Traditional Income series, we review the implications of today’s ultra-low yield environment and the changing opportunity set in private markets.