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  • Asset Allocation, Nadège Dufossé

    Is summer volatility inevitable?

    The MSCI World (developed countries index) hit an all-time high in mid-July, following an almost uninterrupted 33% rise since its low point at the end of October 2023.
  • Astrid Pierard, Alix Chosson, ESG, SRI, Research Paper, Equities, Water

    Water risks: How to build water-conscious investment strategies?

    In a world grappling with escalating water issues, prioritizing water as a strategic business imperative has never been more critical. The operational and financial impacts of water-related risks have started materializing. Our conviction is that companies must consider and manage water as the long-term strategic and operational risk it can represent.
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Asset Allocation, Nadège Dufossé

Is summer volatility inevitable?

The MSCI World (developed countries index) hit an all-time high in mid-July, following an almost uninterrupted 33% rise since its low point at the end of October 2023.
Monthly Coffee Break, Asset Allocation

Politics and Policy

After focusing on the elections in France and the UK, investors’ attention is rapidly shifting towards the United States. The first presidential debate has increased the likelihood of a second Donald Trump presidency, implying a potential risk of higher inflation in 2025.
Asset Allocation

Election uncertainties overshadow improving fundamentals

2024 was already a key election year, with more than half of the world’s population going to the polls. French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to dissolve his own legislature in response to the European Parliament elections added to the list.
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.
Asset Allocation

Broadening

Markets got over the near-term consolidation, as both bottom-up and top-down elements were helpful: from a micro level, the Q1 earnings season was supportive on both sides of the Atlantic, following a stronger-than-expected global economy at the start of the year.
Asset Allocation

Green shoots this Spring

In our opinion, it is time to add cyclicity to the portfolio to benefit from an improving environment.
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 .

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