Focus Topic 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

Oil can regain its sheen

Not enough. That’s the two-word summation of the market reaction to an OPEC-brokered production curb extension one month ago.


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Communicating economics

There is a barrage of communication from the US Federal Reserve, with Chair Yellen leading the way. The task for the Fed is to remind markets that central bank policy is a long-term instrument, which should be shaped by long-term trends. Short-term data of dubious accuracy should not influence decisions.



The paradox of historical knowledge

The paradox of historical knowledge

In an age of big data and mass connectivity, our knowledge of the world has never been greater. Yet our ability to predict the future has arguably never been worse. A recent UBS Investor Watch survey shows that 82% of our clients think that now is the “most unpredictable” time in history.


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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.

Are you ready for the futures

No one knows precisely what will happen in the years ahead. How the world responds to observable trends, from the retreat in globalization to the advance of robotics, will be key. We present investors with four "futures" that could determine the shape of portfolios to come.

Are you ready for the futures

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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