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UBS Global Asset Management's weekly Economist Insights is authored by Joshua McCallum, Senior Fixed Income Economist, and Gianluca Moretti, Fixed Income Economist.

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July 2014 - A warning to bond bears

Are we at the start of a long-term bond bear market? Many commentators have made up their minds – it started two years ago. But I’m not so sure. In this paper, I present three factors that I expect to keep bond yields lower for longer, and five important implications for investors.  eng (PDF, 321 KB)

Managing inflation risk in defined contribution plans

March 2013
The paper looks at the tools Defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors can use to help their participants manage inflation risks. Read more (PDF, 817 KB)


July 2012 - Economic and market developments in perspective

Global Asset Views

January 2015
Economic and market developments in perspective
Global AM’s Cyclical Market Forum meets quarterly and includes representatives from all investment teams, chaired by Curt Custard, head of Global Investment Solutions. The Forum discusses and votes on the probability of three economic scenarios and the implications for asset classes. Global Asset Views provides forecasts for growth and inflation in the world’s biggest economies under each scenario, and discusses the outlook for asset classes including equities, fixed income and currencies. Read more (eng (PDF, 2 MB)) (deu (PDF, 2 MB))