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New Dynamics Demand Fresh Thinking

How changing markets require investors to think and act differently

Arif Husain, Head of International Fixed Income
T. Rowe Price,  July 2022

Multi-asset allocation views: Is this the end of the 60/40 strategy?

Government bonds have not acted as safe haven assets recently. Sunil Krishnan explores whether this spells the end of the traditional 60/40 allocation in multi-asset portfolios.

Sunil Krishnan, Head of Multi-asset Funds
Aviva Investors,  20 July 2022

Major turning points?

The succession of two major crises (the Covid-19 pandemic and then Russia's war against Ukraine) could lead to major and lasting changes to the world order. In today’s Focus, we review 10 potential macroeconomic and financial trends which could shape the next decade.

Charles-Henry Monchau, Chief Investment officer
Banque Syz SA, Focus, Major turning point? 29 March 2022

Implications of the Removal of Russia From MSCI Indices

Russian shares to be removed from MSCI indices due to market accessibility issues.

T. Rowe Price,  March 2022

What’s Behind the Market Volatility, and What We’re Watching Next

Further price fluctuations loom amid Fed hikes, inflation, and post-pandemic shifts.

Sebastien Page, Head of Global Multi-Asset
T. Rowe Price,  February 2022

Combining active and passive investing in Multi Asset: an institutional investor framework

Eric Tazé-Bernard, Chief Allocation Advisor; Matteo Germano, Head of Multi-Asset
Amundi Asset Management,  Investment Insights Blue Paper, November 12, 2021

Why There’s More to China than Just Big Tech

Mainstream indices are a poor reference point for investors in China

Irmak Surenkok, Portfolio Specialist; Robert Secker, Portfolio Specialist
T. Rowe Price,  September 2021

Sticking With Value

Despite strong fundamentals, growth stock valuations are extreme

Timothy C. Murray, Capital Markets Strategist
T. Rowe Price,  August 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

A Shift Toward Value

The tide may be turning for value stocks

Yoram Lustig Head of Multi‐Asset Solutions, EMEA; Michael Walsh Solutions Strategist, EMEA
T. Rowe Price,  Investment Insights, April 2021
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