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Market commentary, oil, asset allocation
Higher oil prices - boon or bane?
What do higher oil prices mean for markets and asset allocators? Should equity investors be worried?
Market commentary, LIBOR, Floating rate bonds
Libor’s rising – why?
US Libor is rising? How can floating rate bonds hedge against the rising cost of borrowing?
Investment insights, Fed, Monetary policy
Could the Fed cause the next recession?
After six rate hikes over a period of more than two years, the Fed’s tightening phase is now well progressed. But will the Fed over tighten?
Market commentary, China, Fixed Income
Be China bond ready
Bloomberg's inclusion of Chinese onshore bonds into its main global index is a defining moment. How is this creating opportunities for investors?
Macro Monthly, market commentary
Trade tariffs raise tension
Trade protectionism is at the forefront of global investors' minds. Are there any implications for asset allocation from this tension?
Investment Insights, market commentary
Active opportunity knocks II
What does the potential higher volatility mean for active investors?
What makes a company gender-diverse?
Is it enough for investors to focus on the ratio of women on corporate boards as a marker of better company performance?
Street view, emerging market equities
Russia - the next digital superpower?
To understand the potential of 100m internet users in Russia, our emerging markets equities team went on a research trip to examine the internet ecosystem there. What were their key findings?
Investment Insights, asset allocation
The correlation between equities and bonds has been volatile recently. What implication does this have for asset allocation?
Where are we in the cycle?
Understand why Geoffrey Wong, head of Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific equities, says that we are still in the beginning of an upcycle.
Real estate and stock market volatility
What does the recent market volatility mean for private commercial real estate?
Read our analysis to find out.
Why are equity markets selling off?
Have the fundamental drivers to corporate earnings changed dramatically?
We analyze the role of technical factors in the recent sell off and outline the likely supports to equities in the coming months
Animal spirits and the coming balance sheet bonanza
'Animal spirits' seem to have returned to the equity markets. Can rising dividends and share buybacks provide additional support to global equities in the coming months?
Another year of carry, take 2
In this outlook for high yield piece, we explain why the landscape for high yield bonds is favourable.
How will China equities fare in 2018?
Flows into China equities (offshore) have been robust in 2017. Will investors' interest be sustained in 2018? And what are the key themes that will move the Chinese markets?
January 2018 No bear markets for bonds
Are we at the end of the bull run for bonds?
Ashley Perrott, head of Pan Asia Fixed Income tells Bloomberg TV why he does not think so.
Investing in 2018
2017 has mostly been a positive year for investors with the bulk of assets posting significantly positive returns year-to-date. Volatility remained low and investors were not faced with the large, swift market swings of previous years.
What does 2018 have in store for investors? Will the economic expansion continue unabated?
Measure what matters
Sustainability factors should be part of a fundamental valuation process. How has UBS Asset Management used its own multi-stage valuation model to do incorporate these factors?
Oil at nearly USD60: Why?
Crude oil crossed USD55 per barrel and accelerated further in the wake of Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption. Will oil price continue to increase? What are the likely impacts for investors.
The sustainability imperative
What are the toughest challenge to an ESG-led portfolio? Read our white paper to find out.
The complacency conundrum
With developed equity markets still posting very strong risk-adjusted returns, are investors complacent or not?
Fighting with both hands – What a strong Xi Jinping means for China's outlook
Xi Jinping's strengthened position will impact China and Emerging Markets. What opportunities can investors expect?
How did markets do in September? Do we think that the macroeconomic factors continue to be supportive of the global equities market?
An industry in transition -
The case for hedge funds
Can hedge funds be fixed-income alternative? Our paper argues that supplementing equity exposure with hedge fund allocation my help investors stay the course for the long term
Lessons from managing Chinese equities
Bin Shi, Head of China equities, said he has "made his fair share of mistakes … but this has made for a steep learning curve. In the long run, it has helped him outperform."
What our emerging markets team saw in China
Our emerging markets team went on a research trip to China. They tested out the latest drones, saw first hand the cashless society that China has become and was shown a cooker that can download receipes from the internet and automatically cooks the dish. What else did they discover?
September 2017 Multiple Choice
Do investors place too much emphasis on the price to earnings (PE) ratio? With US equity multiples looking full, we take a deeper look at the PE ratio and assess its value to investors as a predictor of forward index returns.
September 2017 The Chinese 'presidential put'
All eyes will be on the new leadership line-up and policy direction during the October 2017 19th National Congress in China. What should investors expect and how can investors benefit from the Chinese 'presidential put'?
Despite Chancellor Merkel's victory, she has been left weakened following a sharp drop in the vote share of the
Asia credit market 'still looks pretty good'
Ashley Perrott tells the Straits Times that there are ways investors can generate steady returns despite interest rates remaining low.
What value investors get wrong
Are low P/E stocks value buys? Geoffrey Wong, head of Emerging Markets and Asian equities explains that valuing companies using P/E only is a "short cut" and can be a "blind spot" for investors
Human capital: power to the people
What role should population trends play in investors’ analytical armoury when shorter-term market sentiment seems to offer the key to performance?
Trouble with the curve
Should low levels of unemployment lead to increasing wage growth? Despite very low levels of unemployment, wage growth is not rising close to what the Phillips Curve suggest. Why?
Challenging environment for investors
Ashley Perrott, head of Pan Asia Fixed Income speaks to Bloomberg about the challenges investors face and explains why Asian bonds remains a destination for yield hungry investors