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About Giordano Lombardo

Giordano Lombardo is Global CIO of Pioneer Investments. In his role, Giordano is responsible for Pioneer's global investment function. He has been with Pioneer's parent company, UniCredit Group, for over 20 years.

Stay Calm and Carry On: Results of the ECB’s Bank Reviews and Stress Tests

On Sunday October 26th 2014, the ECB released the results of the Comprehensive Assessment (CA) – which encompassed the Asset Quality Review (AQR – which covered all large banks in the Eurozone) as well as Stress Tests that also included … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

Economic fundamentals (the “real economy”) have been struggling to catch up with the buoyant behavior of financial markets and, eventually, these diverging patterns (gaps) will have to be reconciled. On the economic side, the main global structural imbalances (a mountain … Continue reading

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The Vote for Scottish Independence: Which Way Will It Go?

In 2013, the governments of Scotland and United Kingdom passed the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill inviting all United Kingdom residents living in Scotland and aged 16 and over to vote on the referendum question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” … Continue reading

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ECB Tackles Low Growth and Falling Inflation

Attended by the world’s top central bankers, the European Central Bank (ECB) met in August for its regular monthly meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I thought I would share some insights from Tanguy Le Saout, Pioneer’s Head of European Fixed Income. … Continue reading

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Japanese Economic Update: A Meaningful Recovery?

Monica Defend, Pioneer’s Head of Global Asset Allocation Research, and Alessia Berardi, Japanese Global Asset Allocation Research Economist recently released an update on the Japanese economy. Below are some of the highlights. For the full report, click here.

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