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Macro insights

16 September 2019

ECB cuts rates, Fed expected to follow; Brexit political drama continues and oil prices spike

The US Federal Reserve’s interest rate announcement and press conference on Wednesday evening will dominate financial markets’ focus this week. We remain of the view that the Fed will ease monetary p ...

Macrocast

16 September 2019

Unfinished business

The ECB announcements last week seem to have left the market quite quizzical. On the face of it, the central bank delivered what the market was hoping and beyond, with an “open-ended” quantitative ea ...

Iggo's insight

13 September 2019

Summer's Gone

The ECB has cemented low rates for a long time and it will also resume buying bonds. Can yields rise substantially in that environment? I suspect that bond yields remain low, even if they don’t plumb ...

Responsible investment

11 September 2019

Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 2

AXA IM is set to start a biodiversity engagement programme with investee companies across several sectors, to better understand how such firms take this issue into account.

Responsible investment

11 September 2019

Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 1

We assess how investors are impacted by the practices of investee companies – in terms of those which cause biodiversity loss and others which are harmed by it.

Responsible investment

10 September 2019

Climate scenario analysis: Assessing the future for investments

Climate change scenario analysis seeks to understand the future impact of global warming. Our approach tests the alignment of investment portfolios to future global warming outcomes – essentia ...

Research & Investment Strategy

10 September 2019

China: source of tectonic shifts in global finance

China’s integration into the world will reshape the global financial system much like its economic integration did to the global economy.

Macro insights

09 September 2019

US payrolls signal easing, UK election seems inevitable and ECB between a rock and a hard place

A mixed batch of numbers from the latest US payrolls report last week left our outlook as expecting another easing in the US Fed Funds Rates in next week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Macrocast

09 September 2019

The ideal and the practical

German Industrial production (IP) fell again in July. If IP stabilises over the rest of the summer, over the third quarter (Q3) the quarterly decline would reach 1.6%, only marginally less bad than i ...

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