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ECB QE Monitor - June 2021
The Eurosystem started its QE in March 2015.
Shifts & Narratives #7 - Opening the Pandora’s box of social risks: Consequences for investors
The Covid-19 crisis can be considered a turning point for social issues: it has put global socio-economic inequalities in the spotlight and made them more concrete than ever before. It has also clearly shown the tragic effects, from an economic and societal perspective, that systemic shocks can have on unequal, non-resilient societies.
Stakeholders in the Just Transition - N°2 Consumers
The objective of a “just transition” was included in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. It aims to make the transition to low-carbon economies fair to all stakeholders: workers, consumers, local communities, and society at large.
Shifts & Narratives #6 - Technology trends in Asset Management and Saving Industry
These are days to be optimistic if you are an Asset Manager. And this is not just because the industry has been doing well and the fundamentals remain strong going forward. The future looks bright because the same technological forces that are being so disruptive, present an equal number of opportunities for those who are prepared to embrace change.
The inflation moment - Strategies to protect portfolios from inflation risk
As the global economy emerges from its worst slump since the 1930s, we envisage plenty of inflation fertilisers at stake, especially in the United States. Inflationary trends could emerge due to a combination of factors, including the cyclical recovery as countries try to get the pandemic under control and gradually lift mitigation measures. This will come at the same time as a super-sized US fiscal stimulus, supply chain bottlenecks, pent-up demand and savings, and upward pressure on wages.
Shifts & Narratives #5 - A unique crisis that opens the way to multiple regime shifts
The Covid-19 crisis is exceptional in many ways. It is the most serious health crisis since the Spanish flu a century ago. This crisis resulted in an unprecedented contraction of activity in 2020 and in the deepest global recession since World War II. However, this recession has been the shortest and was not accompanied by a financial crisis thanks to fiscal and monetary policy responses, which have cushioned the economic shock. The exceptional measures put in place aim to buy the time needed to emerge from the health crisis.
Inequality: what is at stake (2/4) - Pro-Piketty and Anti-Piketty: A review of the literature in 20 topics
No one is disputing that Piketty’s books are ground-breaking, that his research and his team’s research are fundamental, or that their databases and reports are invaluable. Moreover, this research puts economics back in history, which is highly commendable.
Inequality: what is at stake (1/4) - Globalisation, growth, financial liberalisation and inequality
With the misdeeds of globalisation, the rise in inequalities and the resulting perception of injustice have been subjects that have fuelled many debates for a little over ten years. The theme of inequalities has even come to the centre of many political programs. However, partiality, biases and common beliefs are prevalent. Is globalisation responsible for the increase in inequalities? Does growth promote inequalities? Do Inequalities hinder growth? These are essential questions.
Robo-Advising for Small Investors: Evidence from Employee Savings Plans
We study the introduction of robo-advising on a large representative sample of Employees Saving Plans. The robo-advisor proposes a portfolio allocation and alerts investors if their allocation gets too far from the target, while investors remain free to follow or ignore the advices.