Are Investors Becoming Complacent?

Risk assets have continued their rally in 2021 as investors discount an end to the pandemic and a surge in global economic growth. Valuations across traditional stocks and bonds remain elevated. More complex segments of the financial markets, including crypto-currencies and SPACs are being inflated by speculation and social media momentum. Are investors becoming complacent?

Fed Tapering – Is Another Tantrum on the Way?

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is due to meet on Sept. 21-22, and investors are eagerly awaiting insights on the Fed’s asset purchase program. ACG looks back at the 2013 Taper Tantrum and discusses why the current economic environment might prevent a similar market reaction.

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China - Game Over?

Recent regulations directed toward education and technology companies have caused Chinese equities to come under pressure. As further regulatory actions appear likely, should investors continue to allocate to Chinese equities?

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Environmental, Social, Governance Investing

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investing has garnered growing momentum, evolving beyond simply incorporating personal values. ACG simplifies the classification of the ESG investment spectrum into three broad categories (Screening Based, ESG Integration and Impact/Thematic) and describes how investment plans can incorporate ESG through a variety of approaches based upon their unique needs and initiatives.

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Opportunity in Infrastructure Investing

Infrastructure investments can add diversification to a real assets portfolio, ultimately enhancing its overall risk-return profile.  ACG examines the drivers, opportunities, risks and implementation considerations for investors looking to capitalize on global infrastructure trends.

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