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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. Only a correction of around 5% in April 2024 enabled some reactive investors to jump on the bandwagon if they hadn't done so since the last quarter of last year.
  • 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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Is summer volatility inevitable?

Asset Allocation, Nadège Dufossé
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. Only a correction of around 5% in April 2024 enabled some reactive investors to jump on the bandwagon if they hadn't done so since the last quarter of last year.

Central banks remain cautious

Florence Pisani, Emile Gagna, Outlook
At the start of summer 2024, growth continues, but its pace remains uneven across countries and regions. China is still facing deflationary pressures, the eurozone is making slow progress, while growth in the United States, still close to 2% , seems to be slowing a little. Wherever inflationary pressures have been felt, they have continued to abate over the months, paving the way for a cautious easing of monetary policy.
Nadège Dufossé, Outlook

Winds of change

Our allocation strategy for the second half of the year is based on an economic environment that remains favorable for equities, and is improving for bonds.
Fixed Income

Different results on either side of the Atlantic

May was a rather mixed month for bond investors, depending on which side of the Atlantic they were invested in. While US rates rallied, with the 10Y coming down by 18 basis points, Euro rates rebounded, with the German 10Y rising by 8 basis points.
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Monthly Coffee Break

Updated each month, this section provides expert analysis and strategic insights. Stay informed with our latest market perspectives and allocations.

  • Monthly Coffee Break, Fixed Income

    Navigating an uncertain electoral context

    June was marked by a significant uptick in political uncertainty both in the US and the EU. European parliamentary elections saw right-wing parties gain increased prominence, particularly in France where the strength of their victory led President Macron to call surprise legislative elections.
  • 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.
  • Alternative Investments, Monthly Coffee Break

    The wood for the trees

    The month of June was relatively noisy for markets, especially in Europe where geopolitical risk remains one of investors’ primary areas for concern. In the US, the latest macroeconomic data continues to indicate that the Fed might succeed in piloting the economy to a soft landing.

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