Position your portfolio for the ideas that are already shaping tomorrow. Structural shifts are transforming how and where money is being invested. Understanding and addressing these changes is crucial.
That’s where our investable themes – China, rates, sustainability and disruption – can guide you.
By providing new perspectives, these themes can help you think beyond the traditional ways of classifying investments. They offer important ways to make sense of and navigate some of the complex forces that will drive tomorrow’s returns.
They represent solutions for the future – and a case for action today.
To stay focused on their goals, investors may need to reposition portfolios to factor in higher interest rates, shifting inflation expectations, and fluctuating exchange rates. Volatility will likely persist in the coming months, with tighter monetary policy uncovering weak points as industries feel the impact of higher borrowing costs. Investors may struggle to find safe havens and, with only limited visibility of how markets will develop, expectations could be upended. But we are also confident this environment can create opportunities. Diversification is key – across public and private markets – and we have the ideas and expertise to help you navigate the complexity.
We think it’s time to disrupt traditional definitions of “disruption”. Once a story for the tech sector, disruption is now all-encompassing. And while technology and AI may be driving many of the changes, this new wave of disruption could shape every aspect our daily lives. The implications will be profound and exponential – and many of the themes arising from Covid-19 will likely be permanent fixtures.
Sustainable investing is at an inflection point. Interest in sustainability has turned into significant investments, and these inflows rightly come with increased expectations about impact and measurement. Investors are at different stages of their sustainability journey and have different ambitions. We’re focused on bringing sustainable investing into the real world, with a focus on pragmatic approaches and the pathways that support real progress.
China is changing. Its economic growth is increasingly driven by innovations in technology, data and science. Its capital markets are developing with a similar energy, on their way to becoming an integrated part of the global financial system. Understanding the country’s unique political context and strategy is essential to grasp the opportunities as an investor and participate in this unique investment story.
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Until the macroeconomic outlook becomes clearer, the favourable supply-demand dynamic in fixed income is enabling investors to diversify portfolios and prepare for all eventualities in the next rate-cutting cycle – be it fast or slow.
With favourable growth and inflation dynamics, relative value against developed markets and potentially some big alpha opportunities emerging in China, we believe the outlook for Asia fixed income is strong in 2024.