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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

New Money and Maybe New Powers Too: Central Bank Digital Currencies are Coming

"New monetary policy possibilities could in theory be vast."

Tristan Perrier, Global Views Analyst
Amundi Asset Management,  February 02, 2021

Managing to the Other Side

New vaccines could accelerate recovery, boost cyclical sectors

Justin Thomson, Chief Investment Officer, International Equities
T. Rowe Price,  Global Market Outlook, December 2020

United States: The Power of Executive Orders

"Executive Orders can cover a very wide range of public actions and are in practice rarely repealed."

Didier Borowski, Head of Global Views
Amundi Asset Management,  January 2021

Emerging Markets Are Leading the Way in Fintech

Meeting the needs of a whole new customer base.

Charles Knudsen, Irmak Surenkok
T. Rowe Price,  August 2020
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