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Job market integration within the Eurozone from 2008 to 2020: a challenge for the ECB?

The shock to the Eurozone job market in 2020 was considerable. Hardest hit were southern countries, young people and women.

Valérie Letort
Amundi Asset Management,  September 8, 2021

Are bond investors too complacent about inflation?

The distortions created by central banks make it dangerous to read too much into price signals

Michael Grady, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist; Katarina Cohrs
, Senior Strategist, Multi-asset & Macro
Aviva Investors,  11 August 2021

The Eurozone Faces an Inflation Roller Coaster

Price rises will likely slow next year—before picking up again.

Tomasz Wieladek, International Economist
T. Rowe Price,  June 2021

The price of self-sufficiency

The disruption of global supply chains has been a wakeup call for the European Union. For years, the principle of an open and free Single Market has led to a massive transfer of industrial production and outsourcing mainly to Asia.

Pierre Blanchet, Head of Investment Intelligence
Amundi Asset Management,  Monthly Cross Asset, Thematic, July 2, 2021

The end of the Great Moderation and the return of volatility

Since the mid-1980s, the macroeconomic volatility has declined to a postwar low. The Covid-19 crisis brought one of the largest economic shock in modern history and could mark the end of the Great Moderation i.e. a turning point with higher economic volatility and a shift to a higher inflation regime. Those factors are likely to lead to higher financial market volatility than in the previous two decades.

Didier Borowski, Head of Global Views; Pierre Blanchet, Head of Investment Intelligence
Amundi Asset Management,  May 4, 2021

Multi-asset allocation views: Loose policy doesn’t rule out a steeper curve

While inflation is expected to rise after last year’s lows, it will likely be transitory. Sunil Krishnan explores what this means for the economy, yield curves and equity markets.

Sunil Krishnan, Head of Multi-asset Funds
Aviva Investors,  15 April 2021

Zero rates

Too much of a good thing?

Aviva Investors,  9 March 2021

All bubbles are not equal

Predicting the growth and bursting of bubbles is a difficult task, even considered as impossible by some. In fact, bubbles can last for a long time and are only apparent when they burst. Calling them too early can lead to suboptimal allocation.

Didier Borowski, Head of Global Views; Pierre Blanchet, Head of Investment Intelligence
Amundi Asset Management,  March 03, 2021

The “In-Between,” the “New Normal,” and What’s Next…

Tracking the course for global equites to a post-COVID-19 world

David J. Eiswert, Portfolio Manager
T. Rowe Price,  February 2021

EM equities: Will Chinese regulators tear down the house that Jack built?

In late 2020, Chinese authorities announced an antitrust investigation into e-commerce giant Alibaba and halted the IPO of its financial services affiliate, Ant Group. Alistair Way looks at the implications for investors in Chinese tech.

Alistair Way
Aviva Investors,  5 February 2021
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