Author Archives: Matteo Germano

About Matteo Germano

Matteo Germano is Global Head of Multi-Asset Investments at Pioneer Investments. The Multi-Asset group manages a wide range of top down investment strategies, encompassing asset allocation, stock and fund selection. In addition, it offers a set of advisory services including asset liability management, (ALM), asset allocation overlay, manager selection and fiduciary management. Matteo is a member of the Global Investment Committee and several other Boards and Global Committees for Pioneer Investments. An Economics graduate of the University of Genoa, Matteo completed a MSc in Finance at the University of London before beginning his professional career with Eurispes, a UK Institute for Social and Economic Research and Furman Selz. In 1996, he subsequently joined the Unicredit Group covering different roles in Research, later moving to the Asset Management division, (now Pioneer Investments), to lead the Fundamental and Quantitative Research teams, before assuming the responsibilities for Multi-Asset strategies.

Volatility and Tail Risk on the Rise: What to Do?

After months of complacency, volatility is coming back amid concerns about the escalation in the Middle East and Asia and the upcoming presidential elections in France. The VIX index has surged to the level of 16, an almost 50% rise … Continue reading

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Dutch Dam Against Anti-Euro Tide

In the End, No Surprise After the annus horribilis in which several elections resulted in unexpected outcomes (admittedly, without the much feared negative impact on asset prices), we have now had a result that is in line with recent polls … Continue reading

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How to Play Economic Acceleration

It has been a benign start to the year for investors. Stock markets have reached new all-time highs in the US and delivered strong positive returns across the board globally. Credit spreads in developed markets have tightened slightly, as the … Continue reading

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US Elections: What Can Multi-Asset Investors Expect?

(Part three of three) In this final blog of our series, Matteo Germano, Global Head of Multi Asset Investments shares his thoughts on the implications for multi-asset investing. From a global multi-asset perspective, how is the US election affecting your … Continue reading

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EMs: Are Emerging Markets Becoming Safer than Developed Markets?

When looking at global growth expectations for the near future, we continue to see a confirmation of the increasing weight of emerging markets (EMs) in the global economy and further divergences in the growth path between them and developed markets … Continue reading

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