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Strategy Note

06 Oct 2021

US Debt Limit: Crisis Delayed

This is a clear near-term market positive. Default was not really an option, but the brinkmanship of recent days threatened to intensify market concerns if an off-ramp was not found by the end of this week. Medium term, the most important activity will be the fiscal spending/tax changes in the reconciliation bill/infrastructure bill.

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China Market Update – Heightening Regulatory Risk


The crackdown by China regulators in property, big tech, and most recently, the food delivery, and education sectors has caused some “panic selling” in the overall Chinese equity market.


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Q4 2021 Market Outlook:
Tapering, Tightening or Taking Off?

After grappling with COVID-19 for more than a year and a half, the Delta variant seems to pose a new threat to the global economic recovery after an early rebound. With the implied messaging of tapering in 2021 from US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the Jackson Hole symposium, how could it play out on stocks, indices and global assets?

2 October 2021


What is ‘Sustainable Investing’? Should you even care?

The short answer is YES! Net flows into sustainable funds in the US reached US$20.6 billion in 2019. That’s more than four times the previous annual record set in 2018. However, investors are confronted with a litany of terms, acronyms and conflicting definitions. Our exclusive webinar featuring Katherine Davidson can help you make sense of what sustainable investment truly is.

17 September 2021


The US is experiencing a historic recovery, how can investors position for it?

The US is expected to experience its highest growth in almost 40 years at around 7%. With “value” expected to benefit from the impending rise in yields, investors should consider balancing their portfolios towards these beneficiaries of reopening. Our exclusive webinar featuring Supreet Bhan, Head of South East Asia Funds, J.P. Morgan, can help you understand the ongoing US recovery and why “value” deserves a place in portfolios.

26 August 2021


Rising Global Inflation: Is your money working hard?

Against the backdrop of a still-fragile economy, the labour market remains soft. Is there opportunity to seek superior returns with the right investment? Our exclusive webinar featuring Woo Mun Thye, Head of Investor Services, Principal Asset Management Berhad, can help you understand how to make your money work harder for you.

12 August 2021


Sweet or Bitter:

Reassess your risk appetite to achieve desired returns with Chang Chian Ping, Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Malaysia & Chief Investment Officer (Equities), ASEAN Region of Principal Asset Management Bhd.

24 July 2021.


Mid-Year Outlook : Should we buckle up for a bumpy ride?

As we close the first half of the year, the race towards full vaccination has accelerated but a resurgence in outbreaks have resulted in uneven global recovery momentum. Should investors stay buckled up for the rest of the year? Find out more in our exclusive webinar featuring Dato’ Teng Chee Wai, Avinash Satwalekar, and Julian Ng as we delve into markets and discover where the investment opportunities lie amid the uncertainty.

20 July 2021.


Megatrend : Is this the time for Asia stocks to shine?

Discover “the next big thing” with Darius Foo, Head of Intermediary Business Development of Nikko Asset Management.

10 July 2021.