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  1. Global CIO video: "Fears of a recession are misplaced"

    Global CIO video: "Fears of a recession are misplaced"

    Other than ringing in the new year, investors had little to cheer about last month and, in fact, last quarter. Worries over trade conspired with a surprise earnings warning from US technology bellwether Apple and the Federal Reserve's rate hike to stoke fears of a sharp slowdown or even an imminent recession, sending equity market volatility sharply higher.

  2. Six things that will matter to investors in 2019

    Six things that will matter to investors in 2019

    Investing in 2019 means looking for growth at a late stage of the economic cycle. Our Investment Outlook 2019 identifies six key market drivers and risks that will be particularly important for investors next year. 

  3. Emerging markets need infrastructure investments

    Emerging markets need infrastructure investments

    Infrastructure has been somewhat relegated to the back of investors' minds compared to 2016, but the need for infrastructure upgrades and investments remains as pressing as ever.

  4. Supertrends: Investing in telecom infrastructure

    5G technology is likely to transform communication sector. This means interesting investment opportunities.

  5. Impact investing: A strategic choice

    Bridging the gap between returns-driven investment and values-driven philanthropic donation, a range of new investment forms has become established in recent years. The most popular are investments that pursue financial objectives while at the same time integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Impact investing takes this to its logical next step by combining the quest for profit with the mission of making a measurable positive social and/or environmental impact.  

  6. Impact investing: Market in the making

    Impact investing: Market in the making

    Interest in impact investing is rising and the millennials are playing a leading role, says Iqbal Khan, CEO International Wealth Management.

  7. Burkhard Varnholt: "Trade tensions have unintended consequences"

    Burkhard Varnholt: "Trade tensions have unintended consequences"

    Why China's Renminbi could soon become the world's second reserve currency.

  8. Blinkmanship: What's next in the Sino-US trade dispute

    Blinkmanship: What's next in the Sino-US trade dispute

    As the brinkmanship continues to intensify, so too will the obfuscation and misdirection. Until this fog of war dissipates, it is perhaps more useful to consider the range of possible outcomes and their divergent implications, which we have delineated here. Our base case expects the USA and China to ultimately reach a negotiated settlement in the following 6–9 months. Chinese equities could rally 15% over 6 months and USD/CNY should be capped at 7.0.

  9. Millennials Supertrend: Investing in digitalization

    Millennials are disrupting the way business is done, with digitalization permeating all realms of life.

  10. A new approach to development aid

    A new approach to development aid

    Economist Abhijit Banerjee and his wife, Esther Duflo, have revolutionized development aid. Their first step was to conduct comparative field studies to find out what works and what doesn't.