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March 2, 2021
Being ‘asset-light’ has been Wall Street dogma for years. And no wonder. Over the last decade, US stocks with low levels of Property, Plant, and Equipment (PPE) have seen double the stock market returns of high PPE stocks. In Europe, the returns have been triple. [more]

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December 20, 2021
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The plot for emerging markets thickens further in 2022. Not just the one with Fed ‘dots’, but also the plot around the vaccination roll outs, the zero Covid strategy in China, the normalization of supply chains, and on (geo)politics, among others. There are likely still multiple twists ahead in this tale, and possibly new factors (like Omicron) to deal with. And with all of that, the answer to whether EM can turn around its structural under-allocation from the last several years as it builds back on its appeal of carry/vol and growth. [more]
December 20, 2021
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2021 was a record year in steel. We expect three key drivers to support an above-average margin environment over the next two to three years: 1) demand growth in Western markets, 2) policy support in places like China (which constrains both output and exports of steel) and 3) inflation at the tail of the cost curve. [more]
December 17, 2021
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Matthew Barnard, Head of Company Research, US speaks with Peter Hooper, Global Head of Economic Research and Matthew Luzzetti, Chief Economist discussing economic predictions over the next two years. They base their ominous predictions on several factors: Inflation is pushing 6% or more in Europe and the US while central banks continue quantitative easing. A new and more infectious strain of Covid is spreading rapidly as vaccination rates lag. Supply chains remain clogged with delivery times and transport costs near all time highs. Potential populist-driven political turmoil, climactic tempests, and geopolitical storms loom. [more]
December 6, 2021
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Inflation is not transitory, in our view. While its destination might be clear, detours and delays are possible -- as highlighted by last week's Omicron sell-off. Nevertheless, at c.8x earnings, the sector is not priced for imminent interest rate hikes, pointing to upside in case of delivery of interest rate hikes -- the key theme for the sector in 2022. [more]
November 16, 2021
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Governments from around the world will parade their climate credentials at the COP26 summit ... but when the dust has settled, much of the pressure to implement their plans will be delegated to corporates. Post-COP, firms will be pushed via policy or social pressure to spend more to mitigate climate change. The cost may be high but proactive firms are already being rewarded by customers and investors. Those that delay may face penalties. [more]
November 8, 2021
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Jose Gonzalez, Quant Strategist discusses a recently published study on the topic of Commodity Curve Investing; uncovering two crucial term-structure characteristics 1) the commodity curve shows significant momentum patterns 2) recent slope moves contain information about future price changes for an example. Systematic investors can exploit these phenomena through two quant strategies: Curve Momentum and Curve Spillover Momentum. [more]
September 28, 2021
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With demand for ESG products & solutions remaining strong, and asset managers advancing their ESG capabilities, we see asset managers bolstering their dedicated ESG product line-ups at an accelerating pace. We recently caught up with management teams across our coverage of US based traditional asset managers about their recent & planned ESG product launches, perspectives on client demand, as well as their current range of ESG products. [more]
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