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CIO Perspectives: Yen Strengthens, India's Political Shifts, and an Update on US Large Caps

This week in CIO Perspectives, our APAC Investment Strategist brings our attention to Yen's recent strengthening, India's recent legislative elections and its impact on investment performance, and an update on how US large caps are currently performing.

CIO Perspectives: Yen Strengthens, India's Political Shifts, and an Update on US Large Caps

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FX perspectives: Lower Rates, Weaker Dollar

With US inflation declining more slowly than expected and not quite to Fed's longer-term target at 2%, could we still see rate cuts this year? This month, our Head of FX Strategy reaffirms our view for a weaker dollar and breaks down the opportunities that exist in an environment that has lower US interest rates and a weak dollar.

FX perspectives: Lower Rates, Weaker Dollar

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CIO Perspectives: Evolving Our Asset Allocations

As we approach the mid-year point of 2024, the Global Investment Committee reviewed the latest market developments and made changes to its asset allocations. This week, our APAC Investment Strategist, reviews the changes that were made and the reasoning behind those changes.

CIO Perspectives: Evolving Our Asset Allocations

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CIO Perspectives: Are Chinese Equities At A Tipping Point?

More than a year has passed since China's recovery fizzled after a reopening from the pandemic. During this period, there was a drip feed of policy stimulus and occasional tightening with no clear signs of a turning point. However, we believe that the point finally came in April-May when China’s policies refocused to lift demand and investor returns. Join us this week as our APAC Head of Investment Strategy explains the revival of Chinese equities. 

CIO Perspectives: Are Chinese Equities At A Tipping Point?

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CIO Perspectives: Did Chinese Equities Bottom Out?

China’s recent stock market rally is well supported by macro data, property and tech policy easing, capital market reforms and fund inflows from government and private sources. Several structural problems we’re watching have not been addressed but may be mitigated. Does this mean China is investable once more? Listen on as our APAC Head of Investment Strategy explains the details.

CIO Perspectives: Did Chinese Equities Bottom Out?

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CIO Perspectives: All Eyes on Interest And Inflation Rates

Interest rate volatility has picked up lately and the US jobs market has become a market focus again . This week, our APAC Investment Strategist, examines the latest developments in interest rates and the Fed's policy direction.

CIO Perspectives: All Eyes on Interest And Inflation Rates

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FX perspectives: Can The Unexpected Strength In DXY Continue?

In our April FX podcast, Our Head of FX Strategy presented a case for the broad-based DXY index to eventually fall to the lower end of its 102-104 range in the second quarter. However, things have played out different since, with the index now in a higher 104-107 range. What are the factors at play and will this continue?

FX perspectives: Can The Unexpected Strength In DXY Continue?

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CIO Perspectives: Strategies for Equity Market Myopia

Firms that invest, innovate to create new products and dominate their industry outperform. But from a total return perspective, less innovative firms that are consistent growers of dividends catch up in time. CIO does not count on a repeat of large cap US tech outperformance in the year ahead and in this podcast, our APAC Head of Investment Strategy explains why.

CIO Perspectives: Strategies for Equity Market Myopia

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CIO Perspectives: Being Ready For The Unexpected

In the past 2 weeks, heightened geopolitical tensions became a market focus again. Investors were quickly jumping to conclusions after Iran launched missiles and drones at Israel on April 13. For investors having a knee-jerk reaction to the news, it has always been proven to be too late to be effective. This week we discuss portfolios can be prepared for a less-than-ideal world.

CIO Perspectives: Being Ready For The Unexpected