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Podcast: Coronavirus - Asian markets corrections and resilience
This timeline highlights some of the market events during the last few weeks and how our experienced team has navigated the market volatility. We also highlight what to look out for in the weeks ahead and highlight some positives amongst all the negative news.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
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A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
Declining cash rates and investors’ healthy appetite for risk saw high yield credit spreads fall sharply in 2019, resulting in favourable returns from the asset class. In this update, Matt Philo and Jason Epstein, Co-Heads of High Yield, outline some of the factors that might affect sentiment in ...
Read regular news updates, research papers, investment strategy updates & thought pieces from leading experts at First State Investments today.
Explore the High Yield Fixed Income strategy at First State Investments. We invest in bonds that offer higher return potential and focus on stringent risk control.
Learn about emerging markets debt & Asian fixed income investments today. We offer strong returns potential & diversification benefits vs developed markets.
Familiar challenges remain in 2020. On the one hand, manufacturing activity and global trade has slowed substantially and expected returns are relatively low across asset classes.
They say a rising tide lifts all boats. This certainly appeared to be the case for emerging markets debt in 2019. Central banks around the world offered a little help, providing the liquidity and easy monetary conditions required to boost sentiment and support valuations.
Learn about investing in unlisted infrastructure & other real assets with First State Investments. We actively add strategic and operational value through material ownership interests providing board representation.
Explore tailored portfolio solutions with the multi-asset solution team at First State Investments. We create objective-based portfolios to meet your requirements.
Learn about our Global Fixed Income strategy at First State Investments. Our ’unconstrained’ approach sources the richest variety of investment opportunities.
Get the benefits of a long-term, strategic allocation to global credit with First State Investments. We exploit market inefficiencies to improve risk-adjusted returns.
Explore fixed income investment strategies and processes from First State Investments today. We're a global asset manager with strong “on-the-ground” teams.
Realise long-term value in global equities with Stewart Investors. Our distinct culture & investment philosophy delivers sustainable long-term investment returns.
Learn about global property securities with First State Investments today. We offer new & emerging property segments to satisfy specialist market demands.
Learn about investing in global infrastructure market to target inflation-protected income & steady capital growth. Browse our Global Listed Infrastructure portfolios here.
Learn about investing in Australian growth equities with First State Investments. Our experienced team expertly targets mispriced opportunities for growth.
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Japanese passenger rail volumes remain solid with the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo Olympics expected to provide continued support for the year ahead.
A monthly review of the Asian Credit Market.
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This article looks at the ownership profiles of different US infrastructure segments; and at the performance of those segments. It also discusses the ways that global listed infrastructure companies are providing solutions, and what impact President Trump may have on the sector.
The listed infrastructure sector in North America contains many world leading assets, operated by world class companies. This is captured in our Investment Process, with higher Quality scores for North American firms.
Insulation from the effects of inflation is a key objective for many investors. Many pension and sovereign wealth funds specifically target long-term returns of CPI (Consumer Price Index) plus 5%.
It has been 40 years since Mr Deng Xiaoping embarked on his ambitious market-based reform program and began to open up China’s economy. Since then, China has been transformed; while there have been stops and starts on the way, China was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world over the p...
Over the last few years, valuations have generally become expensive in our universe of quality companies. Valuations reaching these levels remind me of the mistakes I made running into the 2008 crash.
“ Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. ” J.K. Rowling
After many years of strong investment returns, 2018 was unfavourable for investors. The global listed infrastructure asset class[1] declined 4.0% in US dollar terms in 2018, outperforming the 8.7% fall by global equities[2] but lagging the 1.2% decline from global bonds[3] .The following article ...
2018 was a challenging year for Japanese equities. While we usually prefer to talk about the companies we own rather than comment on the market or the economy, it was interesting to note that 85% of trades last year was on auto-pilot, controlled by machines, CTAs and quant funds.