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Coffee Break - Inflation still cooling

ECB President Christine Lagarde’s speech and preliminary February data on the euro zone inflation will help investors weigh the odds of the ECB cutting rates prior to the Fed.
Fabrice Sauzeau, Absolute Return, Fixed Income, Private Debt, Research Paper, Real Estate

Real Estate Private Debt: Time to Act?

Has commercial real estate reached its inflection point? With little transaction activity, price and index data are generated with a lag. Market prices can change much more rapidly than they can be aggregated and reported. Investors must rely on fundamental analysis and experience more than data to time the recovery.
Macro, Inflation, Emile Gagna

Euro zone: labour market still tight

As in the United States, the labour market is tight in the eurozone. However, the nature of the tensions is quite different.
Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

All the yield in the world

Although the Federal Reserve slightly opened the door to rate cuts during the last quarter of 2023, the latest economic data points were solid, leading the Fed to indicate that rate cuts may come later rather than sooner.
Fixed Income, Monthly Coffee Break

Huge supply at the beginning of the year

After two months of heavy exuberance in November and December last year, January 2024 was marked by moderation. Returns across fixed-income asset classes were mostly muted as investors dialled back the prospect of rate cuts in Q1 while supply was huge at the beginning of the year.
Monthly Coffee Break, Asset Allocation


The global outlook for 2024 is complex, marked by the dual forces of economic resilience and evolving challenges. In the United States, robust growth throughout 2023, culminating in a 3.3% annualised expansion rate in Q4, sets a compelling precedent.

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