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Investment strategy

Are bond proxies still attractive?

Equities that behave like bonds remain interesting investments - even in a higher-for-longer interest-rate environment. If interest rates start dropping, their popularity could soar.
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Investment strategy

Investing in good health and well-being

Why the UN's Sustainable Development Goal No 3 offers a roadmap for corporate growth and profitability.
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Investment strategy

Beyond the horizon: a five-year capital markets outlook

Even investors with long-term goals can focus too closely on the present and miss opportunities that only develop over time. While it's particularly hard to predict the future in times like these, we can identify investment themes like sustainability and technological innovation that will drive...
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Investment strategy

Changing demographics offer investment opportunities

As the global population ages, retirees will need better health and social care options, more assisted-living housing, and flexible retirement solutions. That's good news for investors.
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Investment strategy

Sustainable private finance for a greener, cleaner world

Battling climate change via the energy transition will cost trillions. But where will the financing come from? With government budgets stretched to the limit, there are excellent opportunities for private investors to help the world - and themselves.
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Investment strategy

Can the German economy start growing again?

Once the engine of European economic growth, Germany's stuttering economy reflects fiscal risk aversion, energy challenges, and insufficient digital flexibility. Yet a strong industrial core, a growing green tech sector, and falling inflation all hold out hope for a longer-term recovery.
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Investment strategy

Gaming grows up

Thanks to rapid digitalisation and spectacular 4K graphics, gaming is no longer a niche business. In fact, the gaming industry generates more revenue than the music and film businesses combined.
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Investment strategy

Gold glitters amidst geopolitical uncertainty

As the most defensive of asset classes, gold is providing diversification and stability to investor portfolios in the wake of Middle East tensions.
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Investment strategy

2024: Growth challenges amid uncertainty

Financial markets in 2024 will shift the spotlight onto whether economic growth has reached a trough. An increasingly complex geopolitical situation, along with crucial elections in the US, make for continued uncertainty. Diversification remains a key strategy for investors.

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