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    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.
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Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Markets lost ground in April

Global stock markets had a tough time in April, after a stellar performance in the first quarter of 2024. Worse than expected inflation numbers in the US, coupled with a resilient consumer, make a rate cut from the FED very unlikely anytime soon.
Equities

Investor interest is returning

Global stock markets ended Q1 at an all-time high, fuelled by continued investor optimism. The resilience of the global economy, particularly in the US, has pleasantly surprised many.
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.
Asset Allocation, Equities, Nadège Dufossé, Thibaut Dorlet

Japan : Make or break

Japanese equities have enjoyed a positive run since the start of the year (+20.8% performance to 27 Mar 2024 ), with the Nikkei recently hitting all-time highs, surpassing the peak of the 1989 bubble .
Q&A, Future Mobility, Johan Van Der Biest, Allan Foll, Equities

Cleaner, safer, smarter

More and more investors are turning to thematic strategies to increase their overall diversification. Johan Van Der Biest, Co-Head of Thematic Global Equity, and Allan Foll, Fund Manager, explain that thematic investment skills combined with solid financial analysis is a prerequisite for identifying high-tech companies with strong growth potential at reasonable prices.
Equities

Steaming ahead

Global equity markets steamed ahead, after a hesitant start of the year.
Climate Action, ESG, SRI, Equities, US elections, Marouane Bouchriha

2024 US Elections and Climate Policy Impact

The impact of the 2024 elections on the decarbonization theme is of paramount importance, considering that the year marks a significant electoral period globally with 64 countries and the European Union - representing nearly half of the global population - heading to the polls.
Research Paper, Bastien Dublanc, David Czupryna, Equities, Water

Water: How to address the looming water crisis?

Water sustains not only human existence but the entire ecosystem. As the global population burgeons and climate change intensifies, bringing extreme water incidents from floods to droughts, the fragile balance between water supply and demand is increasingly strained.

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