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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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October 2013 - What's new?

The asset management industry is awash with buzzwords that are claimed to be innovative investment concepts. While the buzzwords may be newish, the concepts that they describe are not. Curt looks in detail at four buzzwords: risk parity, alternative investments, factor-based investing and solutions. eng

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))