We are pleased to introduce The Investment Intelligence Podcast, where experts discuss all things investing, from recent market developments, to strategy, sustainable investing, asset allocation, risk management and more.
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.
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.
To stay focused on their goals, investors may need to reposition portfolios to factor in rising interest rates, shifting inflation expectations, and fluctuating exchange rates. Geopolitical turbulence is creating new flash points. Volatility is set to be a hallmark of the coming period, with countries and regions on different paths in terms of growth and monetary policy. 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 will create opportunities. Diversification is key – across public and private markets – and we have the ideas and expertise to help you navigate the complexity.
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.
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.
Diverging economic and monetary policy paths are feeding through to government bond markets, presenting risks and opportunities for investors. In the second of four articles exploring ways that investors can reset bond allocations, we discuss ideas for navigating the divergence in central bank policy, inflation, currency risks and economic performance.
Fixed-income turmoil has tested investor resolve as bond markets shift to an inflation-focused environment after years orientated around economic growth. In the first of four articles uncovering how investors can reset bond allocations and inform portfolio positioning, we explore ideas for protecting against volatility.
Potash refers to a variety of potassium-rich compounds that are usually mined from underground deposits. The most common use of potash is as a plant fertilizer in agriculture – potassium can strongly boost crop yields by strengthening plants against stress and disease, deterring weeds and parasites, and improving the transfer and retention of water and nutrients from the soil to the plant.
Allianz Global Investors (“AllianzGI”) announced today that it has successfully applied to become a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code set by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), further strengthening its commitment to active stewardship.
Copper is one of the most widely extracted metals, with only iron and aluminium being produced in greater quantities. The attractiveness of copper lies largely in its excellent conductive properties, both thermal and electrical, as well as its antimicrobial properties.
Allianz Global Investors (“AllianzGI”) today completed the transfer of certain US investment teams and the assets they manage to Voya IM as part of its previously announced strategic partnership, which includes a global distribution agreement between the two firms as well as Allianz taking up to a 24% stake in Voya IM.
Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, and EAUC-The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC) announced today the Winners of the 2022 International Green Gown Awards, among 56 Finalists from 19 countries from across the world.
During its summit in Elmau (Germany), the Group of Seven (G7) endorsed the strategy Emerging Market Climate Action (EMCA) as an example of a concrete innovative and market-led approach to mobilise private investments for climate relevant infrastructure and to enhance multilateral finance and collaboration. In addition, Germany announced to increase their investment in the vehicle.