Weekly Insights

Thriving financial markets

Despite many headwinds (war in Ukraine, return of the Covid in China, higher inflation, inversion of the yield curve or aggressive monetary normalization) the financial markets do not stop progressing… How come?

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Save Rhino

Have you ever heard of the "rhino bond", the first Wildlife Conservation Bond issued by the World Bank? Let Catherine Reichlin, our head of Financial Research, tell you all about the functionning of this promising innovation in the bond market.

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Biohacking

Some individuals are taking back responsibility for their own health and innovating. They are known as Biohackers. From chip implants to meditation, the future of health looks eclectic.

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Bond tachycardia

For quite some time, bond markets looked dull but not anymore... Bond markets are under pressure. The fall is worst than during the financial crisis. Where will it stop?

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Gas, an update on the situation

This week, John Plassard takes a look at gas, its consumption and its prospects in the current context of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. The figures are striking

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An introduction to structured products

Abdel Hamidouche gives you an introduction to structured products in a highly volatile environment with a special focus on BRC, Barrier Reverse Convertibles.

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Sustainability Bonds Update

This week, Catherine Reichlin gives us an update on the topic of sustainability bonds through the example of Chile, one of the first nations to strongly adopt this bond format. What's the outcome, how does the market react to this trend?

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Food supply

Over the next three decades, the world will need to double its food supply to be able to feed its ever growing population. Could vertical farms be the key to overcome the lack of arable land?

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China is no exception

While Chinese bonds started the year on the front foot, they have finally been caught up in the turmoil of the bond markets. Sanctions on Russia impact Chinese bonds. How come?

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The EU’s trade deficit with Russia

Russia’s oil and gas exports have been rising during the past years, giving the country the status of major supplier of the European Union. How can we expect the trade balance to evolve? Let John Plassard talk you through this.

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Metal update

In an already stretched supply chains environment, things could get worse in several industries as Russia and Ukraine lead the global production of metals such as nickel, copper and iron. How can we expect the automotive and aerospace industries to react?

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A cheque for the sheikh?

ESG litigation is rising. Are bond issuers at risk? Catherine Reichlin uses the example of Abu Dhabi who is planning on issuing a Green Bond soon to illustrate her point of view.

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Nanotechnology

Today, John Plassard puts a special focus on something that is very small but bears a huge importance in our society: nanotechnology. What is it exactly and in which sectors can this technology help future developments?

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The tree that can hide the forest

High volatility; geopolitical risks; falling markets... where can investors hide? Listen to Catherine Reichlin's Bond Moment to discover her point of view.

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Energy: what now?

John Plassard shares a complete overview on the international energy situation with the current geopolitical uncertainty: will the Ukrainian tension find a resolution? If conflict should occur, what is the impact?

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The end of negative interest rates

The ECB has started to end of "paying to lend", in other words, negative interests. What does that mean for investors and how does that change behaviours? Catherine Reichlin discusses it in her Bond Moment.

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Autonomous Vehicles

We've been hearing for a long time about autonomous vehicles, how innovative they are and how they will flood our roads... John Plassard dives into this topic in his Weekly Insights.

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Costa's Portugal, what to expect?

Portugal seems to be solidifying an already stable situation, listen to Catherine Reichlin's update in this week's Bond Moment.

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Carbon Capture

Carbon poses a threat to the future, so is the carbon removal industry something real? How does it work? John Plassard has investigated this hot topic for you.

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Green Kiss

What are the priorities for high yield investors? Sustainability or credit credibility and remuneration? And on the issuer side, is the approach opportunistic or does it demonstrate a real commitment to sustainability? Listen to Catherine Reichlin as she explores the issue of sustainable bonds in the speculative debt market.