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November 28, 2016

Trumponomics, rise of the Empowered Consumer, and is the ‘yield trade’ over?

Is it just me, or has 2016 been one of the most momentous years we’ve seen in some time? From the unprecedented Brexit decision in the UK, to the days-long federal election limbo on home soil, there has been a very clear sense of global political change afoot for many months now. The culmination of the extraordinary Presidential Election in the United States this month was just further proof that the times, they are a-changing.

November 28, 2016

Is the ‘yield trade’ over?

This is not the first time that market pundits have signalled the end of the ‘yield trade’, though the case for it today is perhaps the most compelling to date.

November 28, 2016

2016: leadership changes of a different kind

As the 2016 calendar year winds down to a close, from an investments perspective it has proven to be a year of interesting market dynamics. In this interview we chat with Brent Puff, Senior Portfolio Manager for American Century Investments about these dynamics and the impact they have had on their strategic management of Zurich’s Global Growth and Concentrated Global Growth funds.

November 28, 2016

The empowered consumer – a thematic perspective from Lazard Asset Management

The volatility events of the past two years are all linked as symptoms of a global economic and financial order under duress. Slow growth, an absence of capital expenditure, and declining productivity and trade have all challenged the global financial system. And now a Trump Presidential victory means the only certainty in the future is more uncertainty.

November 28, 2016

Investment Insightz: Market Update

In this month’s Market Update Patrick Noble, Senior Investment Strategist, looks at the latest events driving investor sentiment across the major asset classes.

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