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Emerging Markets: which Latin American countries are in favour

Senior fund managers James Syme and Paul Wimborne specialise in Emerging Markets

nbsp There are some interesting differences among major Latin American countries that are important for emerging markets investors right now. Here senior portfolios managers James Syme and Paul Wimborne take a closer look explaining which countries they favour and why. nbsp WE believe growth metrics and policies designed to support growth are the key data points to track for markets with stimulative monetary policies and...

Crispin Murray: the key factors influencing Aussie equities

Pendal's head of equities Crispin Murray

nbsp Here s what s impacting Aussie stocks at the moment according to Pendal s head of equities Crispin Murray pictured above . Reported by portfolio specialist Chris Adams. The S amp P ASX 300 gained 1.3 last week driven largely by resources 4.9 while uncertainty over the impact of the Victorian lockdown weighed on the banks -1.3 . The key near-term factors were on...

Vimal Gor: The outlook for bond yields

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nbsp What's the outlook for bond yields right now Pendal s Head of Bond Income and Defensive Strategies Vimal Gor explains in a new video interview with online business channel Ausbiz.com.au. Watch the video above or read the transcript below. nbsp TRANSCRIPT AUSBIZ interviewer Vimal Gor is joining us from Pendal Group. I would like to get your reflections on Jerome Powell's media conference on...

Regnan’s 2020 engagement report shows progress on key issues

Regnan's Head of Engagement Alison EwingsRegnan's Head of Engagement Alison Ewings

nbsp EACH year responsible investment adviser Regnan engages with a range of ASX-listed companies seeking better management of Environmental Social and Governance ESG issues. Here Regnan's Head of Engagement Alison Ewings pictured outlines our progress REGNAN's corporate engagement work encourages market disclosures that support better decision-making improved responses to climate-related risks greater oversight of conduct and progress in corporate governance issues. In 2020 the work...

Steve Campbell: Liquidity everywhere – the chase for yield

Liquidity everywhere the chase for yield portfolio manager Steve Campbell pictured of Pendal s Bond Income and Defensive Strategies team will discuss this in the article below. The Reserve Bank s Statement on Monetary Policy in May contained its forecasts for the Australian economy out to June 2022. The statement highlights significant headwinds ahead for the Australian economy even allowing for the fact that some...

George Bishay: Tailwinds for credit

Tailwinds for credit portfolio manager George Bishay pictured of Pendal s Bond Income and Defensive Strategies team will discuss this in the article below. nbsp Credit markets had a strong quarter following the chaos of March. A number of key policy decisions taken by central banks in mid-March provided a bedrock for a strong recovery in credit spreads. We also saw somewhat better health and...

Tim Hext: Avoiding a double-dip recession

Portfolio manager Timothy Hext from Pendal's Bond, Income and Defensive Strategies team.

Avoiding a double-dip recession portfolio manager Tim Hext pictured of Pendal s Bond Income and Defensive Strategies team will discuss this in the article below. nbsp My first year in markets was 1989 and my first trade was buying some bank bills at 18.5 . I should have bought a 30-year bond Crushing inflation had become a cruel venture bringing on the recession that Paul...

David de Ferranti: Offering security during uncertainty

Pendal portfolio specialist David de Ferranti.

Fixed income impact investment is a fast-growing but still relatively new segment of capital markets. Here Pendal portfolio specialist David de Ferranti pictured above takes a deep look at impact bonds. nbsp This quarter we saw COVID-19 impact the way businesses organise physical workforces. Social distancing measures closed doors across industries such as the local cafe a favourite hotel or the office foyer. Despite difficult...

Crispin Murray’s weekly Aussie equities outlook

Pendal's head of equities Crispin Murray

nbsp Here's what's impacting Aussie stocks at the moment according to Pendal s head of equities Crispin Murray pictured above . Reported by portfolio specialist Chris Adams. Main points Equity and bond markets remain in a holding pattern at an aggregate level with the S amp P ASX 300 at -0.1 for last week A weaker shift in the US dollar was the catalyst for...

Crispin Murray: what’s influencing Aussie equities this week

Pendal's Head of Equities, Crispin Murray

nbsp Here are the key factors influencing Australian equities this week according to Pendal s head of equities Crispin Murray pictured above . Reported by portfolio specialist Chris Adams. BOND and equity markets remain in something of a holding pattern. The S amp P ASX 300 gained 1.8 last week despite poor news on the COVID front including tighter restrictions and evidence of a slowing...