The final week of March saw Russia’s invasion of Ukraine head into its sixth week. But investors appear increasingly comfortable with the idea that it is predominantly a European problem, that its short-term impact on energy prices will be blunted by higher production outside Russia and the end of winter in the northern hemisphere, and that the stalling of Russia’s advance makes a settlement of the conflict increasingly likely.
US equity funds benefit as risk appetite slips in mid-September
With COVID-19 caseloads on the rise in Europe and key emerging markets, predictions for effective widescale vaccination slipping into 2Q21, last week’s technology sell off jolting market confidence and Sino-US tensions still running high, investor sentiment took a turn for the defensive during the second week of September.
Quants Corner – Global risk appetite: Multi-asset fund flows
Over the last decade, as investment managers have increased their attempts to generate investment products that efficiently diversify, resulting in multi-asset balanced funds on the rise.