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Featured Investment Papers: May 2021

Featured Content from Leading Asset Managers

Savvy Investor presents a selection of featured content from top asset managers for May.

Leading off is a paper from Nuveen examining the similarities and differences between the economic environment in the 'roaring' 1920s and the current decade, as well as potential implications for global real estate markets.

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Roaring or Groaning? 1920s real estate versus the 2020s (Nuveen, Apr 2021)

What are the similarities between the 'roaring' 1920s and the 2020s, and how will real estate markets fare in the coming decade? Nuveen examines whether real estate of the 2020s will wind up being a roaring or a groaning sector.

Insurance Industry: Pressure points (Aviva Investors, May 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Aviva Investors reviews the fallout from Covid-19 and the multitude of ways in which this will continue to affect the insurance industry. Lower interest rates are forcing insurance investors into alternative assets and driving a re-examination of credit risk.

Cash Reallocation Opportunities for Insurers (M&G Investments, Apr 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

For insurers, yields are still very low and Solvency II capital charges are potentially high. M&G proposes other forms of defensive allocations for insurance investors which may be looking to pick up yield without sacrificing liquidity.

Tactical Asset Allocation (Invesco, May 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Invesco discusses the macroeconomic backdrop – expansionary growth with some cyclical inflation – and gives a brief overview of what that scenario implies for global markets.

A Thematic Approach to Invest in the Digital Economy (Global X ETFs, Apr 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the United Kingdom

Understanding the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the wide-ranging effects of digitalisation could prove beneficial for thematic investors. Global X ETFs describes some of the disruptive changes that should be top-of-mind for investors in the new digital economy.

China's Evolving Lending to Emerging Markets (Franklin Templeton, Apr 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

This paper outlines the evolution of China as a financier and primary lender in developing nations and how this has changed the landscape of sovereign debt investing. Franklin Templeton offers several case studies and forecasts on Chinese lending to emerging markets.

Webinar: Is There Still Value in Growth? (Candriam, May 2021)

Head of Fundamental European Equities, Geoffroy Goenen, discusses his outlook for European equity markets and other market-related insights in this Candriam webinar.

Economic Transparency Means a Creditworthy Sovereign (Eaton Vance, May 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is NOT accessible in the United States and Canada

Eaton Vance examines economic transparency in over 130 countries, finding that the provision of reliable and trustworthy economic information can lower sovereign yield spreads and increase credit ratings.

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