Wayne Bowers asks what's next for central banks, as investors begin to question if they have lost their firepower.Read more >
Andrew Bosomworth and Tina Adatia explore the recent events and investigate the implications for investorsRead more >
Investors shouldn’t expect significant returns from stocks or bonds in 2015, says Global CIO Andreas Utermann, but central banks will stay accommodative enough to reflate their economies.Read more >
60 Seconds with Azad Zangana - Independent Scotland Monetary PolicyRead more >
Moderator and Speakers:
Joost Van Leenders, CFA
Chief Economist, Multi Asset Solutions, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Colin Graham, CFA, CAIA
CIO, Head of Tactical Asset Allocation and Research, Multi Asset Solutions, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Head of Global Sovereign Fixed Income, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts
Director, Official Institutions, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts
The global economy remains stuck in a period of sub-par growth. Does this mean unconventional monetary policies adopted by the world’s central banks are failing? And does the widening in credit spreads over recent months suggest that worse is yet to come, and the global economy may fall back into recession?Read more >
US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper tells Reuters that while the Fed’s transition to more conventional monetary policy in 2015 may be difficult, investors should still find opportunities in US stocks, especially in the technology sector.Read more >
We may now have reached a watershed in global central bank policy co-ordination. It remains to be seen whether the Federal Reserve will be able to leave interest rates at a level which, while appropriate for the global backdrop, may be increasingly inappropriate for the domestic US economy. In our latest webconference, Alan Cauberghs will explore whether the current uneasy truce between central banks and markets will persist and the implications for fixed income investors.Read more >
After 6 years of zero interest rate policy, the Federal Reserve is ready for lift-off and is looking to normalize monetary conditions. On the other hand, for the ECB, the BOJ and many emerging economies, monetary conditions remain too tight and further stimulus is required. In this interview, Jim Leaviss will discuss the impact this environment is likely to have on bond markets and how is positioned to benefit the most from these challenging conditions.Read more >
Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select Fund, explains how he is positioning his portfolio amid the concerns affecting markets around the world.
The uncertainties are many: the US election, the ‘normalisation’ of monetary policy and the future of Europe. Simon examines how these may affect global equities and sets out the investment themes and the stocks which his team are finding attractive.
Global yields took a big step down last week as investors adjusted their perspective on global central bank policy. We’ll explore why this is happening and how it might impact the Fed’s monetary policy going forward.Read more >
The weeks following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union have seen political upheaval, huge exchange rate movements, central banks signalling further loosening of monetary policy and an initial sell off for European equity markets followed by a normalisation of volatility. But where does that leave the future of European equities? Join Michael Browne, European Equity Long/Short portfolio manager at Martin Currie to find out his views on the future for Europe, protection of capital through the short term uncertainty and how he believes there are still ways for fundamental long/short stock pickers to capture company opportunities and generate returns for clients.Read more >
In a year dominated by market volatility and political uncertainty, commodities have been by some margin the best performing asset class. The Fidelity Solutions team discuss the commodity comeback and review how on-going political and monetary uncertainty is reflected in their tactical positioning.Read more >
Join us for HSBC Global Asset Management's webinar on Emerging Markets Debt (EMD), hosted by Brian Dunnett, Senior Global Emerging Markets Debt Product Specialist, with Nishant Upadhyay, Head of Global Emerging Markets Debt and Binqi Liu, EMD Economist.
We have begun to observe a stabilization in economic fundamentals in a number of EM countries, global monetary policy support that has mitigated external threats, and finally, attractive relative valuations in EM vs. developed markets.
Topics include: YTD performance review; Stabilizing emerging markets fundamentals; Relative valuations; Cash flows in emerging markets
Please join Kevin Thorpe, Ken McCarthy and Rebecca Rockey as they discuss September’s Federal Open Market Committee’s decision, the path forward for interest rates, and what it means for the commercial real estate fundamentals.
• What is the reasoning behind the Fed’s latest decision regarding monetary policy?
• How will the Fed’s decision impact the CRE fundamentals?
• How does the Fed’s decision alter our forecast?
• What is the path forward for monetary policy and interest rates?
• Is the Fed really concerned about CRE prices?
In the cloud computing era, data growth is exponential. Every day billions of photos are shared and large amount of new data created in multiple formats. Within this cloud of data, the relevant data with real monetary value is small. To extract the valuable data, big data analytics frame works like SparK is used. This can run on top of a variety of file systems and data bases. To accelerate the SparK by 10-1000x, customers are creating solutions like log file accelerators, storage layer accelerators, MLLIB (One of the SparK library) accelerators, and SQL accelerators etc.
FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are the ideal fit for these type of accelerators where the workloads are constantly changing. For example, they can accelerate different algorithms on different data based on end users and the time of the day, but keep the same hardware.
This webinar will describe the role of FPGAs in SparK accelerators and give SparK accelerator use cases.
Can momentum in credit markets continue?
Supportive monetary policy and a favourable demand/supply backdrop augur well for credit markets near term but as prices become richer and value diminishes, a key skill is knowing when to fade the rally. In this webcast, Tom Ross and Tim Winstone look at the factors that drive their decision making and how they are positioning their portfolio for a quarter that could offer political drama.
Key points to be covered include:
- Evaluating the impact of the ECB corporate sector purchasing programme (CSSP)
- Navigating obstacles such as energy volatility, Fed meetings and the Brexit vote
- Portfolio update and performance
Today, web application security vulnerabilities, including mobile threats, are the attack of choice for organized cybercrime. Year after year, the costs of these breaches increase — even going beyond monetary loss to affect an organization’s reputation. It’s no wonder that securing web applications in this constantly changing threat landscape has become the leading challenge facing chief information security officers (CISOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs). From threats to on-premises and cloud environments, to the increase in endpoints such as browsers and mobile applications, to heightened pressures to speed app delivery to market, it’s critical to have application security assurance as part of a mature overall security practice. Application security assurance services provide much-needed roadmap for processes and methodologies to ensure a secure systems development lifecycle (SDLC).Read more >