Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Balanced approach warranted by lack of visibility

The collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, the 16th largest bank in the United States, triggered a shockwave through financial markets. Despite their resilience, European equity markets nevertheless also had to give away some ground in this environment. During this correction, and especially since the beginning of March, growth stocks outperformed value stocks, and large caps outperformed small caps.
Asset Allocation, Fixed Income, Equities

Impact of Credit Suisse takeover

Portfolios managed by Candriam have no exposure to any Credit Suisse security, OTC exposure or stock-lending exposure.
Emerging Markets, Equities

Steady as She Goes

The year of 2022 proved to be one of the most challenging and volatile for emerging market (EM) equities.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Rallying global equities driven by growth stocks

European equity markets made a very strong start to the year, supported by easing inflation figures, both in the US and Europe, the surprisingly quick end to the zero-Covid policy in China and the relatively mild winter that has defused the energy crisis in Europe and thus the risk of a deep winter recession.
Malgorzata Kluba, Rudi Van Den Eynde, Oncology, Equities

World Cancer Day 2023

And we would rather not have to go through this – which would mean we won the battle and cancer is curable.
Equities, Geoffroy Goenen, Value vs Growth

The second step of the waltz

Despite a fairly significant rally beginning in October, European equity markets, battered by major outflows since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, recorded a correction over the year 2022 (-9.5%). Although European equities finished the year on a relative outperformance compared with the United States (-13.4%) and emerging markets (-15.1%)1, the year was still a source of concern for investors, who are now asking questions about what may arise in 2023.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Hawkish Fed weighed on market sentiment

European equity markets registered a significant rebound from the previous month. This was mainly driven by China’s decision to ease its zero COVID-19 policy.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Stock markets continued their recovery

After a slightly hesitant start, European stock markets continued their recovery from the October lows and ended November well into the green.
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.
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.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

The second half of the year looks challenging

Central banks’ commitment to bringing inflation under control, despite the inherent risks to the growth outlook, shook both equity and bond markets in August. While the summer brought historical droughts and heatwaves to many parts of the world, the global economy nevertheless continued to cool. All in all, the level of uncertainty about the outlook for the global economy remains high. This uncertainty is especially elevated in Europe, where after six months of war in Ukraine, there is no sign of a ceasefire, and where a recession seems increasingly likely this winter as the region’s energy crisis continues to intensify.
Climate Action, Equities, ESG, SRI, Paulo Salazar, Galina Besedina, David Czupryna

ESG in EM Equities: Knitting it all together

25 years of experience in ESG, 25 years of experience in Emerging Markets Equities, and over 15 years of putting it all together. Doubling the Drivers of Performance : Historically, Emerging Markets have been the drivers of global growth. Times are changing - deglobalisation is the new trend – but EMs still are responsible for more than half of our global economic growth.
Equities, Geoffroy Goenen, Value vs Growth

European markets or the three-step waltz

Since the beginning of the year, the European market – like its peers - has suffered a severe correction. Market participants are watching out for the low point, the green light that will allow the market to reposition itself for the long term.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

EQUITIES: Global markets stabilised somewhat in May

Global equity markets stabilised somewhat in May after the significant correction since the beginning of the year. However, there are not a lot of new elements to digest. The Fed walked the talk and increased its rates.
Video, Equities

Webinar : Climate-related investments

Global equity markets had a difficult start to the year due to inflation and interest rate fears, and the Russian invasion in Ukraine, that has resulted in a spike of both energy and raw material prices. Unfortunately, also climate-related investments haven’t been spared from the global market turmoil.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Supply-chain interruptions risk due to Ukraine

At the beginning of 2022, economic activity returned to its pre-pandemic level and the omicron wave had less of an impact on activity than previous ones.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Uncertainty remains

For the second month in a row, global equity markets suffered. In the first half of February, investors were mainly focused on the pace of rate increases in the US and Europe.
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Worldwide correction

Starting in record territory at the beginning of January, the global stock market corrected aggressively in tandem with rising interest rates.
Equities, Geoffroy Goenen, Value vs Growth

Value vs. Growth: what’s next?

As expected, the rise in long yields has speared a strong style rotation – see our article published in November 2021. Investor appetite for value stocks, coupled with significant profit-taking on growth stocks, has led to “value” companies outperforming their “growth” peers by almost 12% in January 2022So where are we now? And is “value” becoming “overvalued”?
Equities, Monthly Coffee Break

Strong macro-economic indicators

In Europe, an unreliable supply of Russian gas, falling investments in thermal energy and maintenance work on nuclear power plants led to a sharp rise in gas and electricity prices across the continent before they fell in December. Higher energy prices are fuelling the rise in inflation in the region.
Equities, Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Equity market neutral strategies: supporting passive investing growth?

Index investing continues its “unstoppable” rise and is expected to overtake active investing by 2026 at the latest, according to Bloomberg. This trend can be utilised by some equity market neutral strategies to generate returns uncorrelated either to bonds or equities.
Equities, Highlighted, Jan Boudewijns, Outlook 2022, Paulo Salazar

New China is here. Truth or a joke?

JPMorgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, had to issue a long public apology for his "joke" during a recent trip to Hong Kong.

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