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The Global Climate Bond Framework - Case Study

The Global Climate Bond team use a framework to identify those issuers that have clear goals in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions in line with the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. Our focus is to seek issuers that can make significant reductions to the emissions they produce, which means we invest in some of the higher-emitting sectors. Engagement then becomes key.

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What’s happening with US Treasuries?

Andrew Lake, Head of Fixed Income, focuses on the moves in the US Treasury market

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Halfway Point 2021, it is a good time to take stock

We have reached the halfway point of 2021, and it is a good time to take stock of where we are and where we might be going. As the recently departed Donald Rumsfeld said “there are known unknowns and also unknown unknowns”.

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Mirabaud Convertible Bonds Europe Fund has a fully integrated ESG approach

The Mirabaud Convertible Bonds Europe Fund has a fully integrated ESG approach as part of its process. It has recently been awarded the SRI label by the French Ministry of Finance. Despite some recent headwinds, especially in areas like the ‘stay at home’ names, a number of positive factors still remain to make the European Convertibles asset class an opportunity for investors seeking to diversify risk.

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Dealing with decarbonisation

Global greenhouse gas emissions continued to grow for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching a record high of 52.4 GtCO2e[1]

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Investors are increasingly looking to support global climate action

Investors are increasingly looking to support global climate action through their bond allocations, but there are several routes to choose - green bonds, hybrid climate portfolios or pure traditional bond strategies.

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The importance of developing a strong engagement framework for transitional bond issuers that are high carbon emitters.

“We must now agree on a binding review mechanism under international law, so that this century can credibly be called a century of decarbonisation” – Angela Merkel

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The Great Energy Transition: Moving to a carbon-neutral future

The energy transition is the pathway towards transformation from fossil-based to renewable, zero-carbon energy sources in order to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement and Government targets by 2050. At its heart is the need to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions to limit climate change.

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Sell in May

It has been a while since my last missive. I must admit, I left it for a few weeks, hoping that there would be some eventful news to comment on. The logical move would have been for investors to take profits after a very strong Q1, feeling full of self-congratulation that the market was over-extended, in bubble territory and due a nice pullback.

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All Change

Vaccinations and the pandemic are still taking different paths globally, leading to ongoing change but economic recovery remains. Andrew Lake explains why earnings and the broader vaccination outlook will be key to the sustainability of the recovery story.

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Accessing the climate transition opportunity

What does this really mean for both investors and their clients? How motivated are investors to choose investments for the truly long term and the more holistic outcome of climate reduction, de-carbonisation and ultimately sustainable ESG policies?

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Inflation and how to deal with it.

Inflation and how to deal with it. Andrew Lake looks at the possible inflation scenarios and the concept of ‘good’ inflation.

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Staying in focus

Euphoria in global fixed income markets one minute to gloom the next! Should we be worried? Read Andrew Lake’s latest insight here

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Which direction?

Much like the container ship in the Suez Canal, the financial markets – for the most part – have been fairly immovable of late both in the face of several conflicting themes – hope, better data, a “third wave” of the virus in Europe and a fairly haphazard global campaign of vaccination. The likelihood is that the second quarter will be much more positive for a number of reasons. Andrew Lake explains more.

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Groundhog day

Here we go again: Europe is experiencing more lockdowns. We are seeing some signs of a resurgence of the virus in certain states across the US. What does this mean to the economic growth prospects across each region? Andrew Lake explains more.

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A brief holding pattern

Fixed income markets remain in a holding pattern. Meanwhile, the prospect of rising economic growth with stimulus is creating anxiety about inflation. Should we be worried?

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HIGHER YIELDS, HIGHER GROWTH...THAT'S OK ISN'T IT?

It has been a rollercoaster of a ride for US Treasuries recently. Where next? Andrew Lake shares his insight into the week’s events in fixed income markets.

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Reflation? Taper tantrum?

The main subject of interest in fixed income markets is the reflationary argument. What is the impact and should we be concerned about rising inflation and interest rates?

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Impressive start to February

An impressive start to February in global fixed income markets. Are financial markets over-extended? Andrew Lake provides his insight into inflation, bubbles and the US dollar.

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How bad is it?

Where next? Despite stronger economic data, markets are consolidating and vaccine nationalism is emerging. What’s going to be the driver of fixed income markets over the next few weeks? And does the outlook for 2021 remain positive?

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Contributors

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Andrew Lake

Head of Global Fixed Income, with 25 years’ experience in navigating fixed income markets

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Fatima Luis

Senior portfolio manager with over 25 years of experience in fixed income, including high yield and strategic bond strategies

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Daniel Moreno

Head of Emerging Market Debt, with over 21 years’ experience in this asset class and a specialist in managing blended Emerging Market Debt strategies

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Puneet Singh

Senior portfolio manager, with over 14 years’ experience in financial markets and a specialist in Emerging Market Debt