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What does a trade war mean for US macro fundamentals?

In recent weeks, the prospect of a global trade war has emerged more clearly and presents major consequences for global markets. While the implications are difficult to assess, a tightening of financial conditions could be strong enough to significantly curtail US growth.

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A Map for the Future of the Euro: Navigating political conflicts

In our first ‘Future of Europe’ white paper, former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Jacek Rostowski and Invesco Global Market Strategist Arnab Das analyse the tensions reshaping Europe in the era of Brexit, Trump and Putin.

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Is it time to worry about a liquidity crisis?

Large-scale asset purchases by major central banks has added to the abundance of liquidity in markets, however the tide is now turning in the opposite direction. As balance sheet normalization accelerates, it seems likely that liquidity issues could accelerate too.

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Factor investing: the third pillar of investing

In the latest edition of Risk & Reward we compare factor investing to traditional active and passive approaches and look to clarify where and how factor investing fits into the investment landscape.

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Trade wars: A worldwide web of worry

In the event that the Trump administration moves forward with tariffs on imported automobiles, retaliatory tariffs might mean the US may end up being the bigger loser in a trade war over the longer term.

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Protectionism rears its ugly head again

With the US applying aluminum and steel tariffs to Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and exploring tariffs of up to 25% on imported cars, free trade is being threatened.

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In Search of Authenticity in ESG Integration

There is a call for clarity in the approaches, strategies and methods used by investors and asset managers in the space of responsible and sustainable investing.

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Why should investors consider credit factors in fixed income?

We believe the adoption of fixed income factors allows investors to better decide which risks and returns are appropriate for their portfolios. We discuss our four-factor model for credit – liquidity, quality, value, momentum and the multi-factor approach.

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Low-Volatility investing: Standing out from the crowd

We examine the remarkable history of low-volatility investing, charting its rise from the margins to the mainstream. We investigate the theoretical and behavioural underpinnings of the concept and the extent of their present-day relevance; we ask whether the current market really is crowded and what, if anything, has changed; and we assess the threats and opportunities that have emerged from the sector’s extraordinary growth. What investors increasingly want is a rigorous, proactive investment ethos that genuinely strives to deliver both low volatility and high alpha.

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Our focus on delivering for our clients in a changing industry

In two short videos, Andrew Schlossberg provides a review of 2017, discusses Invesco’s goals for 2018 and explains how diversity and investment excellence underpin our role as an industry leader.

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Three market concerns move to the fore

Exploring the potential for populism, protectionism and pressure on debtors: Last week brought renewed focus to three areas of concern: populism, protectionism and pressure on debtors. It appears that we may be moving closer to certain outcomes that could be of concern to markets.

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