Anton Brender, PhD
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Anton Brender

Chief Economist

Anton Brender has been Chief Economist at Candriam since 2002. 

Anton is also the co-author of several books along with his colleagues Florence Pisani and Emile Gagna, also from Candriam. The most recent, “The macroeconomics of debt, Europe’s blind spot”, published in 2021, examined public borrowing and growth in a low-interest-rate world.  

He joined Candriam from CPR Gestion, where he had been Chairman and Chief Economist. Prior to that, he was the Director of CEPII, the French economic think-tank.  

Dr. Brender holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Paris I 

Discover the latest articles by Anton Brender

Asset Allocation, Video, Anton Brender, Florence Pisani, Nadège Dufossé

Economic and financial outlook

As recently as the beginning of February, a total invasion still seemed unlikely. Since then, we have chosen to position for a potentially binary outcome, and have increased exposure to gold, the USD, the YEN, and the CHF, as well as to some commodities such as oil, while cutting our exposure to financials, reducing our equity exposure, and adding protection.
Asset Allocation, Anton Brender, Emile Gagna, Florence Pisani, Macro

The Macroeconomics of Debt: Europe’s Blind Spot

With the pandemic, public debt has soared around the world. In the United States, as in Europe, ambitious investment plans will nevertheless be implemented… which will further increase public debt.
Video, Anton Brender, Nadège Dufossé, Florence Pisani

Economic and financial outlook

At the beginning of the summer, the pandemic is still far from being under control everywhere. However, the determined vaccination policy in the United States and President Biden's transformation plan suggest that the economic rebound in the United States will be marked and the return of growth sustainable.
Anton Brender, Nadège Dufossé, Video, Asset Allocation

Economic and financial outlook

At the end of 2020, some of the uncertainties that had weighed for many months (Brexit, American elections...) have dissipated. However, the rebound of the epidemic threatens the economic recovery that had begun.
Macro, Anton Brender, Florence Pisani, Asset Allocation, Video

Exhausted, locked down… or blossoming again: what will the economy look like in 2021?

After quickly gaining control of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Chinese economy is about to return to its trend growth trajectory. In the developed countries, however, the explosion of new Covid cases in late autumn will once again curb activity.Will the discovery of vaccines be enough to make a return to normal by the end of 2021 possible? What traces will this unprecedented crisis leave in the United States and Europe?

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