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Research & Investment Strategy

17 September 2019

Bank of Japan wary of deeper negative interest rates

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) will hold its monetary policy meeting on 19 September. Amid rising expectations for rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank, we do not expect the BoJ to ...

Macro insights

16 September 2019

ECB cuts rates, Fed expected to follow; Brexit political drama continues and oil prices spike

The US Federal Reserve’s interest rate announcement and press conference on Wednesday evening will dominate financial markets’ focus this week. We remain of the view that the Fed will ease monetary p ...

Iggo's insight

13 September 2019

Summer's Gone

The ECB has cemented low rates for a long time and it will also resume buying bonds. Can yields rise substantially in that environment? I suspect that bond yields remain low, even if they don’t plumb ...

Responsible investment

11 September 2019

Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 2

AXA IM is set to start a biodiversity engagement programme with investee companies across several sectors, to better understand how such firms take this issue into account.

Responsible investment

11 September 2019

Biodiversity crisis: The role of investors in resolving species extinction - Part 1

We assess how investors are impacted by the practices of investee companies – in terms of those which cause biodiversity loss and others which are harmed by it.

Responsible investment

10 September 2019

Climate scenario analysis: Assessing the future for investments

Climate change scenario analysis seeks to understand the future impact of global warming. Our approach tests the alignment of investment portfolios to future global warming outcomes – essentia ...

Research & Investment Strategy

10 September 2019

China: source of tectonic shifts in global finance

China’s integration into the world will reshape the global financial system much like its economic integration did to the global economy.

Macro insights

09 September 2019

US payrolls signal easing, UK election seems inevitable and ECB between a rock and a hard place

A mixed batch of numbers from the latest US payrolls report last week left our outlook as expecting another easing in the US Fed Funds Rates in next week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Iggo's insight

06 September 2019

Get Your Coat

The short-lived divergence of global monetary policy in 2017-2018 gave way to the super gravitational pull of negative interest rates in 2019.