Tag Archives: ECB

Extracting Opportunities in European Equities – Focus on France

French Equities – Core Country but Not Core Holding? Given the increased interest in European Equities at this point – this is the second in a series of blogs focusing on different countries in the Eurozone and potential opportunities within … Continue reading

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Why did bonds sell off and yields rise?

Views from the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team Numerous reasons have been advanced for the rise in bond yields, ranging from credible to not very credible. Let us look at some:

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Who Buys Bonds With Negative Yields?

As part of the European Investment Grade Fixed Income team, some very common questions we are asked as we meet investors and clients are; why would anyone buy a bond with a negative yield? Why buy a bond that is … Continue reading

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Friendly Central Banks, Friendly Markets?

The Central Bank bonanza has continued to lift financial markets, especially risky assets, towards new highs. This has happened in a weak economic framework, for most of the areas, further exacerbating the divergence between financial markets and economic fundamentals. The … Continue reading

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The 2015 Global Risk Map: Hedging Geopolitical Challenges

Central Banks are likely to continue to dominate the global economy as well as financial markets again in 2015. Asset prices will likely benefit from abundant liquidity. However, divergent monetary policies required by divergent growth paths can be expected to … Continue reading

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