19 October 2017
Risk Factor: Beyond the Linear Approach
For many investors with traditional long-only equity and bond portfolios, the era following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has proved a very lucrative one. Risk assets, such as equities and bonds, have been driven relentlessly higher, largely by central bank liquidity. This has been an indiscriminate rally, or 'a rising tide that has lifted all boats'. As a result, equity and bond markets per se look expensive.
18 October 2017
MBS: Navigating Pre-, Post- and Crises Periods
For many people, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has yet to ‘celebrate’ its 10th anniversary. Amid all the strenuous denials from economists, central bankers, politicians and finance officials, it can be difficult to objectively pinpoint the one single event that signalled the meltdown and mayhem.
17 October 2017
Outlook: Hitting the Target
Although not ‘all weather’, the standard asset allocation approach has served investors well. However, it is time for a rethink: the 60-40 model of a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds no longer looks fit for purpose. GAM’s Head of Investment Solutions and Chief Economist Larry Hatheway explains why.
12 October 2017
Building on Firm Ground
UK and European economies are on a relatively solid footing, says Jon Rickert, investment director at GAM, and private commercial real estate lending will prosper.
11 October 2017
Fund Manager Portrait – Tim Haywood
Meet Tim Haywood, Investment Director at GAM and business unit head for fixed income, responsible for the absolute return bond family of funds as well as various long only fixed income mandates.
5 October 2017
Low Index Volatility: Great Active Opportunities?
Kenneth Liew, Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions takes a look at low index volatility, important underlying trends – and the impact on portfolio construction.
4 October 2017
Is China in a ‘Sweet Spot’?
Michael Lai, investment director explains how China is stemming the flood of overseas investment and dealing with debt, to maintain economic growth.
2 October 2017
Active Management Fights Back!
Over the last few years, competition has increased in the asset management industry, fees have been under pressure and performance among active managers has, in aggregate, been disappointing. It wasn’t always this way. And we think it won’t be this way as we look forward.
29 September 2017
Sustainable Investing – Time For A Holistic View
Karl Herzog and Thomas Funk from the Swiss equities team explain how they screen companies based on a comprehensive list of sustainability criteria. Their goal is as simple as it is ambitious, aiming to identify the long-term winners in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.
28 September 2017
Snap Election in Japan: An Investor’s View
On Monday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his plans to dissolve the lower house of Japan’s parliament on 28 September and to call a snap election in October. What will be the impact for markets against the backdrop of encouraging fundamentals but prevailing tensions with North Korea?