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Malgorzata Kluba, Rudi Van Den Eynde, Oncology, Equities

World Cancer Day 2023

And we would rather not have to go through this – which would mean we won the battle and cancer is curable.
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    The second step of the waltz

    Despite a fairly significant rally beginning in October, European equity markets, battered by major outflows since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, recorded a correction over the year 2022 (-9.5%). Although European equities finished the year on a relative outperformance compared with the United States (-13.4%) and emerging markets (-15.1%)1, the year was still a source of concern for investors, who are now asking questions about what may arise in 2023.
  • SRI, SFDR

    Stay on Top of SFDR

    Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR), mandatory ESG disclosure obligations, was introduced by the European Union to improve transparency in the market for sustainable investment.
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Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

Don’t forget the DIVA

In 2022, the markets repriced risk premiums in financial assets, quickly adjusting to the inflation risk and to the interest rate hikes implemented by central banks that followed.
Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

Relief rally heading into year-end

Although the economy continues to decelerate, equities staged a strong rebound during the month of October.
Absolute Return, Asset Allocation, Johann Mauchand, Research Paper, Steeve Brument

Smile! CTA convexity is not lost…

If the smile measures how the portfolio value reacts to changes in the underlying markets, then maybe we should measure the smiles – and this is what our investment team has been doing.
Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

Race to the bottom

September was another very challenging month for investors. The market is subject to considerable uncertainty, with no clear evidence of the next step.
Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

Nobody wants to fight the Fed

After a two-month period of improving risk appetite, the market started to head downwards in mid-August, influenced by the outcome of the Jackson Hole meeting. Jerome Powell’s hawkish tone obviously had a strong impact on the markets, but it was not the only strong driver. The deterioration of energy supply in Europe as we are quickly approaching winter is a cause for concern for industrial output, but also consumers, who will be facing record energy bills.
Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

The year of the bear

As the investment community was slowly preparing for a well-deserved summer break, a higher-than-expected US CPI read revived fears that a recession might be around the corner. Uncontrolled inflation is pushing central bankers to continue raising the cost of capital, as the Fed did at its June meeting.
Absolute Return, Nadège Dufossé, Steeve Brument, Video

In search of absolute return across asset classes

As governments continue to maintain low interest rates through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the correlation between asset classes remains high, the questions of diversification, income and attractive returns are firmly on investors’ agenda. You can now listen to the replay of our recent webinar which looked at the relevance of the multi asset absolute return approach in today’s investment markets and introduced our two risk-rated portfolios that meet your requirements.

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