With a huge amount of uncertainty remaining, we assess the potential opportunities and pitfalls across asset classes
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Eaton Vance discuss how the likely prospect of a divided government, combined with the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine, propelled floating-rate loans and other risk asset sectors sharply higher.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments' Alasdair Ross explains why investment grade firms have been able to weather the Covid-19 storm thanks to their operational and financial flexibility.
Asian economies have proved more resilient than Western counterparts due to their better handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and mixed capitalism models. Paras Anand, CIO for Asia Pacific gives his outlook for the region and discusses why he believes stability of earnings, greater intra-regional reliance and US dollar weakness will combine for a prosperous year ahead.
Teera Chanpongsang, portfolio manager of the Fidelity Asia Fund, believes sound investment ideas come from consistently monitoring the investment landscape and identifying new trends as they emerge. With this in mind, he reveals the change that is unfolding across the region post-Covid-19 and how he is positioning to benefit from the region’s emerging leadership in technology-led innovation.
Defensive equities are usually found in sectors that have withstood market shocks, such as utilities and real estate. But as COVID-19 shakes up investment conventions, companies with intangible assets are being more appreciated for their volatility cushion.
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