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Monthly archive:April 27, 2018

Bleaker sentiment on the financial markets
Bleaker sentiment on the financial markets
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Bleaker sentiment on the financial markets

The environment on the financial markets has become a bit bleaker. Growth rates of industrial output and the survey-based indicators for economic growth are falling, while the trade conflict between the USA and China and the tense geopolitical situation in the Middle East has caused the risk for global growth to increase further. Will the environment remain generally supportive to risky asset classes?

Judging Managers’ Character
Judging Managers’ Character
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Judging Managers’ Character

It is often overlooked and due to its elusive nature, there is no standardized way to judge someone’s character. The topic rarely appears in textbooks or professional courses, and investors are generally skeptical about their ability to asses it. Which leads to the following question: Is it knowable? In other words, is there some reliable way to judge someone’s character?

Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario
Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario
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Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario

On 3 April, we held our monthly Investment Committee meeting. Only three weeks after the previous one – three weeks that were tightly packed with issues, as we can see in the performance data of the most important asset classes. Equities and high-yield bonds have lost value, whereas Eurozone government bonds and emerging markets bonds have recorded gains. An upside-down scenario, compared to previous months.