11JAN 2016

Wereldwijd marktperspectief

Q1 2016

Economic and asset allocation views covering Q1 2016. This includes our 2015 review, three strategy questions for 2016 and a research note on the Federal Reserve's (Fed) rate hike.

08JAN 2016


Four reasons behind China's A-share volatility

Mainland China's stockmarket recovered somewhat on Friday following a week of severe volatility. So, what were the main reasons behind the week's market falls?



24DEC 2015


Markets view: Year in review 2015

These infographics review a financial year in which market sentiment was dominated by central bank policy, China and global growth worries.

24DEC 2015


Financial year in numbers - 2015

These infographics provide an overview of the moments that defined the 2015 financial year.

22DEC 2015

Economische & strategische analyse

January 2016

In this month's Economic viewpoint our economists review the major developments that impacted markets in 2015 including China growth, Federal Reserve rate speculation and geopolitical pressures, as well as previewing what investors can expect in 2016.

17DEC 2015


Outlook 2016: Business Cycle (Europe ex UK Equities)

We do not see a major turning point in the business cycle at this point, but the potential for inflation to return in Europe could see some currently out of favour areas of the market perform better in 2016.

16DEC 2015


Ready for lift off? How interest rate rises impact stockmarkets

Some investors believe that rising interest rates are bad for equity markets. These infographics, however, show that historically in the year following the initial lift-off for rates equity markets have, on average, performed robustly.

16DEC 2015


How useful is portfolio carbon footprinting?

As focus on climate change intensifies, portfolio carbon footprints can be a helpful tool for investors but may not provide a complete picture of future risks and opportunities 

14DEC 2015


Oil and gas companies: the carbon risk

We take a look at how investors can assess a company's overall exposure to carbon risk.

11DEC 2015


Outlook 2016: Business Cycle (Pan-European Equities)

Steve Cordell sees the business cycle remaining in the expansion phase in 2016 and discusses why economically-sensitive domestic consumer stocks should fare well in Europe.