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2023 Symphony for a new dawn

The Candriam Outlook is back: 22 papers covering all our investment expertise will be produced and displayed all throughout the month of December, in an Advent calendar format.
  • ESG, Facial Recognition, Sophie Deleuze, SRI

    Facial recognition and human rights: Research Paper

    It is estimated that one billion surveillance cameras are in operation[i]. The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) urge companies to respect human rights and correct abuses when they occur. They call on companies to conduct human rights due diligence to “know and show” they respect human rights through their own activities, and the activities directly linked to their products, services, operations, and through their business relationships.
  • Asset Allocation, Macro, Nadège Dufossé, Thibaud Marie-Regnault, Video

    Overloaded by the sheer number of forecasts at the moment?

    Despite this wealth of information – or perhaps because of too much information? – maybe you are still uncertain.  We can help you organize and develop your views, in a 20-minute video. Our economists and strategists will try to clarify the economic and financial risks.
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Wim Van Hyfte, Climate Action, Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Greenflation: a fair cost or an obstacle?

The rise of inflation has brought up once again the question of costs and benefits relating to addressing climate change
Climate Action, Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Can we make the last call for Net Zero?

We are at a tipping point not only in terms of credibility but also reversibility of the impact we made on our planet, its climate and its atmosphere
Climate Action, Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Climate in Corporate Credit: where do we go from here?

Bondholders are the suppliers of new capital for investment and growth. Shareholders can vote, but the supply of retained earnings or new equity issuances is small in comparison with debt funding. Investors must behave Responsibly in their capital allocation. And we, at Candriam, have the Conviction that including Climate in the decision improves risk-adjusted returns. 
Kroum Sourov, Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Sovereign Analysis: how did we survive this long?

Humans are not the apex predator, although we act that way. Nature may fight back and demonstrate how weak we really are. Our Sovereign Sustainability model,  designed for investment analysis, also offers holistic insights as well as numerical. Perhaps both our investments, and our future, come down to something quite simple --  Don't fight Mother Nature.
Climate Action, Highlighted, Galina Besedina, Outlook 2022, Paulo Salazar

Emerging Markets: climate opportunities?

Emerging nations face a dilemma. On the one hand, they have a strong understanding of the need to protect the climate for future generations. Yet the imperatives of today are to improve their societies and living standards, which requires increased energy and electricity at affordable cost.
Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Private Real Estate – Desperately seeking Diversification?

It’s clear that private real estate has been in focus with allocators for some time.  For much of the last five years, institutional investors have been keen to build private markets allocations to augment performance.  Real estate has been a major part of that shift.
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.
Highlighted, Outlook 2022

Risk Arbitrage – What are the Return Drivers in 2022?

By all means, forecast the number of M&A deals if you want to forecast bankers' bonuses, Wall Street profits, or new debt issuance. As for Risk Arbitrage, we have more interesting things to think about for 2022.

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