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The ECB: From Crisis Fighter to Liquidity Maestro?

Research Paper, Fixed Income, Pierre Boyer
The European Central Bank (ECB) has undergone a significant transformation, evolving from a passive observer to a proactive guardian of financial stability in the eurozone. As the ECB normalises its monetary policy after a period of unconventional measures, a key challenge has emerged: managing excess liquidity. This paper explores the ECB's evolving role in addressing this challenge.
  • Once upon a time, mankind invented PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
    Bastien Dublanc, Astrid Pierard, Jessica Carlier, ESG, SRI, Equities, Research Paper, Water

    PFAS: Genius gone wrong

    PFAS have been widely used for decades due to their unique properties in various domestic and industrial applications. They are resistant to water and virtually indestructible. They are also seen as the poison of the century. Where do we stand in terms of regulation? What are the PFAS-related risks? Where are the opportunities?
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Monthly Coffee Break, Alternative Investments

Increasing market dispersion is a tailwind for alternatives

Risk appetite returned to markets after a cooling period during April. Economic indicators in western economies continue to point to a phase of deceleration across most economic powerhouses, but there is no evidence of severe recession looming. However, there is proof of increasing dispersion across financial assets returns and risk premia.
Alternative Investments

Shift to risk-off

After five months of gains, equities finished down in April in a relatively volatile market. Although the EPS beat/raise has been high, markets focused more on top-down factors than micro news-flow.
Alternative Investments

Strong alpha generation across alternative strategies

Markets held up well during March, supported by robust economic indicators coming from the US, manufacturing and services PMIs improving in China and an increasingly dovish stance from the ECB.
Alternative Investments

“Should I stay or should I go”

Since the market has incorporated the fact that there would be fewer rate cuts by the Federal Reserve and they would probably come later than expected at the end of 2023, core equity indices have continued to perform well in Northern America and Western Europe.
Fabrice Sauzeau, Alternative Investments, 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.
Alternative Investments

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.
Research Paper, Johann Mauchand, Alternative Investments, Asset Allocation

Alternative strategies: Is 40/30/30 the new 60/40?

2022 was a landmark year for monetary policy, with Central banks shifting priority from supporting growth to taming inflation.

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