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Gabriela Tinti am 28th September 2017

Urbanisation in Asia: challenge and opportunity

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Asia’s cities are growing and growing, presenting the urban infrastructure with great challenges. Thanks to technical progress, the relevance of environmentally friendly transport solutions is on the rise. Investors can benefit from this trend, as Gabriela Tinti points out in an op-ed article for the magazine “Global Investor”.

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Gerhard Winzer am 25th September 2017

US central bank will start reducing bond holdings in October

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The most important central bank in the world, the Federal Reserve of the USA, has announced a historic decision as a result of its FOMC meeting on 20 September: the central bank balance sheet, hugely inflated in the wake of the bond purchase programme, will be gradually reduced from October onwards. Generally speaking this is a good sign, as the decision can be seen as further testimony to the normalisation of the economic environment.

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Gerhard Winzer am 20th September 2017

Economic scenarios 2018

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Q3 is drawing to its end. Traditionally, this heralds the development of a strategy for the next year, an important part of which is the creation of scenarios. On the basis of the status quo, we have drawn up three further different scenarios in this blog entry.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 15th September 2017

European bank shares picking up

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Autor: Tamas Menyhart, Fund Manager Equities, Erste Asset Management

 

After years of drought, European bank shares have shown a solid performance in the year to date. Read more

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Gerold Permoser am 12th September 2017

Sustainability? Possibly more important than you might think!

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I have recently read an interesting research report by one of our independent research partners, Gavekal Research. Gavekal Research is based in Hong Kong, and one of its strengths is its deep knowledge of the Asian market. The piece titled “Good Governance, Poor Performance” discusses good corporate governance. This is a central pillar of traditional as well as sustainable investment.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 05th September 2017

US debt ceiling keeping the financial markets on their toes

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Author: Felix Dornaus, Senior Fundmanager

The Trump administration should be keeping the financial markets on their toes in the coming weeks. Yet again, the issue is the government debt which will soon reach its statutory maximum.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 04th September 2017

Tailwind for biotechnology companies

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Author: Harald Kober, Senior Fundmanager

“Breather” coming to an end

Biotechnology shares have been among the top performers in the past ten years. After the above-average performance from 2010 to the beginning of 2015, hedge funds set off a consolidation that is now coming to an end. The NASDAQ biotechnology index, the most important barometer for biotech shares, has gained 25% in the year to date (source: Reuters Datastream, as of 31 August 2017). Read more

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