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May 2024 - in a nutshell

Geopolitical tensions, robust US growth, rising oil prices and stubborn inflation are pushing equity and bond markets into negative territory for 2024. We are temporarily downgrading US equities to "Underweight" and reducing our preference for ILS investments to "Underweight".

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Purchasing managers' indices signal budding economic recovery in the euro area

Economic activity in the eurozone grew faster than expected in April. The recovery on the markets also continued, driven by good quarterly figures from some heavyweights, optimism about upcoming results from major technology stocks and the upward trend on Wall Street.
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SNB increases minimum reserve requirements, Europe's stock markets cautiously optimistic

The Swiss National Bank increases minimum reserve requirements for banks and reports a record result. Meanwhile, European markets are likely to open higher on Tuesday after developing positive momentum in the previous session.
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Big Tech earnings come into focus

Stock markets in Asia started the week off higher as market participants shifted their attention away from last week’s losses due to “higher for longer” interest rate fears and towards corporate earnings. Gold and oil prices eased after both Israel and Iran signalled they’re not interested in...

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Sleep and performance: how did we become so rest-obsessed?

Getting sufficient sleep has become a status symbol. But doesn’t the focus on rest impose additional stress on already weary professionals and executives?

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Sustainability

Financing net zero: opportunities or just higher outlays?

Air is free , but clean air costs - a lot. We sat down with former central banker Mark Carney to get his take on financing the net-zero transition, and the vast benefits ahead if we can get it right.
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Financial knowledge

William F. Sharpe: The ivory tower meets the real world

Today's investment landscape would be very different without the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Sharpe ratio, both developed by this Nobel Prize-winning economist.
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Investment strategy

Beyond the horizon: a five-year capital markets outlook

Even investors with long-term goals can focus too closely on the present and miss opportunities that only develop over time. While it's particularly hard to predict the future in times like these, we can identify investment themes like sustainability and technological innovation that will drive...

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