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Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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  • Fixed Income, Monthly Coffee Break

    Mixed picture

    October offered a mixed picture following a bruising first three quarters. The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index was down 0.55%, driven primarily by losses in US Treasuries. However, investors in some segments of the credit markets, especially EUR HY, USD HY and to a lesser extent EUR IG did see positive performance. Most Inflation-Linked Bonds markets with the exception of the US also rallied on persistently high inflation.
  • 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.
  • Asset Allocation, Monthly Coffee Break

    Fundamental support for our constructive view

    In October, we turned more constructive based on our analysis of the market configuration. This month, fundamental support provides further reasons to maintain this stance.
  • Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

    Recession on the horizon

    European equities have rebounded over the past four weeks. The rebound was mainly driven by value stocks that have outperformed growth stocks since the last Equity Committee.
  • 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.
  • Fixed Income, Richard Briggs, Sovereign Sustainability

    Lula’s Amazon stance appeals but will he deliver on the economy?

    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly won the second round of Brazil’s election, beating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Initial fears that Bolsonaro wouldn’t accept the result, particularly if it was tight, have receded. Bolsonaro said that he would follow the constitution and play by the rules, while his chief of staff, acknowledged the defeat.
  • Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

    Recession on the horizon

    European equities closed September lower. In Europe, the energy crisis continued to dominate the headlines, as Russia completely halted gas flows through the key Nord Stream 1 pipeline at the beginning of the month.
  • Asset Allocation, Monthly Coffee Break

    Waiting for pivot

    Short-term interest rates have been rising around the world over the past year as central banks attempt to fight inflation.
  • 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.
Our future should be one of conviction and responsibility
Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO

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