Author Archives: awatson

ESG is no longer an afterthought…but how the information is used is key.

Equities Forum 27/03/2017  

Fund managers naturally consider a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in their investment decisions – much like they have always taken non-financial factors such as corporate culture,… Read more »

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Correlation collapse: Ripe for stock picking

Equities Forum 20/12/2017  

Stock correlations are now at their lowest level since the GFC in 2008, prompting a seismic change in the investor landscape and a more favourable, less constrained market backdrop for… Read more »

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Has the Great Rotation finally arrived?

Equities Forum 30/11/2016  

After a number of false starts, could it be that the much heralded ‘great rotation’ from bonds to equities has finally arrived? Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has… Read more »

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This week on Bond Vigilantes TV

Bond Vigilantes 28/11/2016  

In this week’s edition: 1) GILT yields and Autumn statement. 2) 2-year Treasuries/Bunds: Yield differential at long-term high 3) Risk premium for peripheral yields. Tune in for the charts and… Read more »

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The election result impact on US high yield markets and the healthcare sector

Bond Vigilantes 09/11/2016  

As James mentioned this morning the European high yield markets’ response to the Trump election victory has been fairly benign… Read more »

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Cutting through the noise: The Italian Referendum as case study in bias

Episode 25/10/2016  

With the YES and NO campaigns now in full swing in Italy, polls are currently inconclusive in their predictions of what the Referendum result will be. However, this uncertainty has… Read more »

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(US drug) price and president

Equities Forum 14/10/2016  

As the presidential race enters the final lap, rhetoric around political drug pricing remains high and the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors are lagging the broader market year-to-date. However, in my… Read more »

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What can sport learn from business?

Equities Forum 21/09/2016  

If you’re a sports fan, I would imagine the last six odd weeks of coverage from both Olympic games has had you frothing at the mouth, monopolising the telly and… Read more »

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