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  • Equities, Geoffroy Goenen, Jean-Baptiste Sergeant

    European small caps: rebound at last in sight!

    After a correction of 25% between November 2021 and October 2023, European small caps are now trading at lower valuations than large caps, both in terms of discounted cash flows and earnings multiples, which is a historical anomaly.
  • Once upon a time, mankind invented PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
    ESG, SRI, Equities, Research Paper, Water

    PFAS: Genius gone wrong

    PFAS have been widely used for decades due to their unique properties in various domestic and industrial applications. They are resistant to water and virtually indestructible. They are also seen as the poison of the century. Where do we stand in terms of regulation? What are the PFAS-related risks? Where are the opportunities?
  • Asset Allocation, Nadège Dufossé

    Towards a new gold rush?

    The price of gold has risen by over 17% since the beginning of the year, making it one of the best-performing assets this year. After hovering between US$1,800 and US$2,000 in 2023, the price of gold surged in March and April 2024, rapidly reaching US$2,400.
  • Fabrice Sauzeau, ESG, SRI

    On the road to sustainable Solvency II

    While these objectives are laudable, there are methodological obstacles. The initial objectives of Solvency II were harmonization, financial stability and policyholder protection. The text had therefore been conceived as a risk-based regulation, based on the valuation of the balance sheet on a mark-to-market basis and on capital requirements calibrated using Value at Risk (VaR) with a confidence level of 99.5%.
  • Asset Allocation, Macro, Equities, Fixed Income, Nicolas Forest, Nadège Dufossé, Emile Gagna

    Update on Middle East Tensions

    On April 13, Iran decided to strike Israel with 300 drones and missiles following an attack on its diplomatic compound in Syria. Regional escalation and oil price are at risk. This tail risk cannot be ignored. We are closely monitoring the unfolding situation.
At Candriam, we embrace Conviction and Responsibility in everything we do.
Vincent Hamelink, CEO

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