The day after the Fed announced its new rate cut, an escalation in the trade war sparked market volatility globally. Investors should be cautious while recognising that similar mid-cycle cuts have been positive for risk assets. Consider staying invested with an active and defensive approach.
Although the UK has a new prime minister eager to change the Brexit narrative, it’s difficult to see beyond Brexit to make a convincing short-term investment case for UK assets – despite a number of enduring positive fundamentals.
How “active” is active asset management? There are a number of variables that investors can use to assess how active their portfolio is – including so-called active share – but what ultimately matters is the quality of a manager’s decisions and the alpha they generate.
While seeking to enhance investment outcomes through technology, we believe human insight and connection are equally essential to successful asset management.
The goal: to find the optimal solution for your needs – and work closely with you to evolve your strategy as those needs change. That way, we live and breathe active asset management.
Investment Themes & Strategy
Active is: Being informed of ESG Regulation developments
At this stage, the work done by the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan and Technical Expert Group cannot be ignored anymore. Instead, what investors and the financial community can take action on is to provide constructive feedback on how to execute the regulation most efficiently.
Most aspects of smartphone purchasing – replacement cycle, triggers for replacement, most popular price range, and importance of processor speed and security-related features – have not changed significantly vs. previous Grassroots® surveys, while awareness and importance of the triple camera features have increased.
Allianz Global Investors Sustainable Investing Report
The report outlines our ESG activities and research, our engagement with investee companies through stewardship, the integration of ESG across our investment strategies and our innovative approach to meeting clients’ evolving extra-financial demands.
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 790 investment professionals* in 25 offices worldwide and managing more than EUR 543 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.
Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.