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  1. Global CIO video: "Investors should buy into equity setback"

    Global CIO video: "Investors should buy into equity setback"

    The turn of the quarter brought with it a turn in investor sentiment.

  2. Global CIO video: "Investors should hold on to equities"

    Global CIO video: "Investors should hold on to equities"

    Global equity markets have continued to prove resilient in recent weeks, lingering not far from record highs.

  3. India Monthly Outlook

    The key question on the minds of investors right now is how far the current bull market will continue without a material correction. 

  4. Why conditions are ripe for elevated M&A activity

    Why conditions are ripe for elevated M&A activity

    Strong M&A activity among asset and wealth managers around the world looks set to continue into 2022. This is thanks to conditions that range from investment capabilities to shareholder activism.

  5. Global CIO video: "Equities still stand out for their risk premia"

    Global CIO video: "Equities still stand out for their risk premia"

    Even though the major equity indices remain near record highs given the continuing economic recovery and strong earnings, we did witness brief spikes in volatility in recent weeks, as expected.

  6. Global CIO video: "The first half was all about the strength of the economic recovery."

    Global CIO video: "The first half was all about the strength of the economic recovery."

    While many of us may be looking ahead to a summer break, we are also looking back on a successful, albeit eventful, first half of the year. Against a backdrop in which the economic recovery withstood further waves of the coronavirus pandemic, but in line with our expectations, financial markets delivered solid returns.

  7. Effects of COVID on household wealth

    Effects of COVID on household wealth

    Our Global Wealth Report 2021 looks into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of policymakers on global wealth and its distribution. The analysis shows continued wealth growth; nevertheless, bearing in mind the widespread economic disruption, household wealth and macroeconomic indicators seem to be on different trajectories.

  8. Global CIO video: "It is unlikely that the US economic recovery will end anytime soon."

    Global CIO video: "It is unlikely that the US economic recovery will end anytime soon."

    As we know very well, the pandemic has not only upended many areas of life, but also led to extremes in financial markets and economic data. The former have seen volatility pick up in recent weeks, and the latter have been highly erratic.

  9. Global CIO video: "This bout of inflation is likely to be transitory."

    Global CIO video: "This bout of inflation is likely to be transitory."

    As the world recovers from COVID-19, investors are no longer as worried about the pandemic as a few months ago. New concerns have moved center stage, including a spike in inflation, particularly in the USA.

  10. Global CIO video: "A lot of good news is priced in"

    Global CIO video: "A lot of good news is priced in"

    In a brief span of time, investors went from being concerned about inflation and rising bond yields to regaining confidence in the strong growth outlook amid supportive financial conditions and rising earnings estimates.