Equity market

Working Paper
Working Paper 20.10.2021 The Recent Performance of ESG Investing, the Covid-19 Catalyst and the Biden Effect

The purpose of this paper is to appraise recent ESG trends in global equity markets. It contributes to a broader research project started at Amundi in 2014 on the relevance of ESG.

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Thematic Paper 1.10.2021 Shifts & Narratives #9 - Adapting equity portfolios to a regime of higher inflation

The return of inflation is clearly one of the top themes of 2021 and the post-pandemic economic revival.

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Investment Talks 22.09.2021 German election remains open, with an eye on the green transition

Election outcome: The most likely winner in terms of votes and seats will either be the Social Democratic Party (SPD) or the conservative Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU). Likely scenarios include the ‘traffic-light’ coalition (SPD-Greens-pro-market Liberal Democratic Party, FDP) or the ‘Jamaica’ coalition (CDU/CSU-Greens-FDP). However, other combinations are possible.

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Thematic Paper 16.09.2021 Shifts & Narratives #8 - Post-summer check-up on the regime shift

Investors have enjoyed stellar performances over the last twelve months. A 60/40 traditional global equity/bond portfolio returned around 19% on a one-year horizon, well above even the rosiest expectations of the recovery from the Covid-19-induced slump. The S&P 500 is up +100% from last year’s bottom – an iconic figure that says a lot about the buoyant market sentiment.

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Investment Talks 10.08.2021 Main themes for investing in Chinese equity over the summer and beyond

All eyes are on the recent tightening of regulations for tech and education companies by Beijing and on possible new measures that could affect other sectors.

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Working Paper
Working Paper 30.06.2021 Revisiting Quality Investing

In the field of factor investing, quality is undoubtedly the equity factor with the weakest consensus. This research investigates the best way to define it. In order to capture the multi-faceted reality of the factor depicted in academia, we address the quality factor through a multidimensional process by defining four self-reliant pillars: profitability, earnings quality, safety and investment. To better fit institutional investor’s’ needs, we analyze the resulting factor by focusing on the last eighteen years and on a global developed markets universe of liquid stocks (largeand mid-caps).

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Monthly Cross Asset 2.06.2021 First quarter 2021 results: a far better-than-expected rebound that augurs well for the full year

Corporate results rebounded in Q1 2021 to a surprising extent everywhere and are likely to continue doing so beyond 2021. This could mean a new, earnings-driven phase in the equity market rally.

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Why investors should look at Indian assets
Insights Paper 6.04.2021 Why investors should look at Indian assets
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Domestic demand, ‘Make in India’, and possible inclusion in fixed income indices

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Monthly Cross Asset 3.03.2021 All bubbles are not equal
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Predicting the growth and bursting of bubbles is a difficult task, even considered as impossible by some.

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