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Navigating the Futures

Navigating the Futures

We explore how the world might respond to observable trends, such as advance in robotics and the retreat in globalization, and imagine four "Futures" that could determine the shape of portfolios to come.

Millennials – the global guardians of capital

Millennials – the global guardians of capital

In this report, we discuss why millennials matter, unpick some commonly held beliefs, and show how their habits will play a pivotal role in the way the world spends its private wealth.

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Thought of the day

Thought of the day

Reexamining EM exuberance

EM equities have outpaced developed markets this year, with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index gaining 23.3% year-to-date, against an 11.6% rise in global equities.


Morning audio comment

Morning audio comment

Mid-year, mid-cycle, mundane

Friday is still the focus. The world economy is in a classic mid-cycle position. Growth is OK, inflation is normal, labor markets are strong and the chances of an imminent significant economic downturn are relatively low. It is central bank policy that holds the potential to excite, and thus we have to wait for Fed Chair Yellen's speech on Friday.



Has the dollar fallen far enough for now

Has the dollar fallen far enough for now?

The US dollar has fallen a long way since reaching a 14-year trade-weighted high last December. From its peak, the currency has depreciated by around 9% (trade-weighted) amid fading expectations of fiscal stimulus from the Trump administration, weak inflation data, and more dovish rhetoric from the Federal Reserve.


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Global risk radar: Geopolitics in the Middle East

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have intensified as of late. We assess the risk of an oil supply shock in the Middle East.

Global risk radar: Geopolitics in the Middle East

CIO Note: Fed raises rates for the second time this year.

The Federal Reserve has raised rates by 25 basis points, taking its target range for interest rates to 1.00-1.25%. The move, the fourth hike since December 2015, was widely expected by markets. What does it mean for investors?

Fed raises rates for the second time this year.

100 days of President Trump

The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency have shown that POTUS 45 is not like any other. What's next for investors? Watch the video.

100 days of President Trump

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