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Yesterday, as expected, The Federal Reserve increased its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point, in line with market expectations. In this note, we highlight the key facts, market reaction and share our view.

EU natural gas prices soared by as much as 20% yesterday morning, after Russian energy giant Gazprom announced it had halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland for failing to pay for gas in rubles.

Below are answers to our client’s most frequently asked questions on inflation, the yen and the surge in commodities prices.

Below are answers to our client’s most frequently asked questions on the markets, the yield curve inversion, French elections and our portfolios positioning.

Below are answers to our Client’s most frequently asked questions on the markets, the Fed and our portfolio positioning.

Yesterday, the Fed's FOMC tightened interest rates for the first time since December 2018. This first step came as no surprise to investors around the world.

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17/03/2022

Today, the European Central Bank held its monetary policy meeting. This session was highly anticipated in the current context of high uncertainties due to the situation in Ukraine, and already high and rising inflation even before the war started. Here are three questions answered to help shed light on today’s ECB meeting.

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10/03/2022

Volatility spiked last week on the back of the tragic events taking place in Ukraine. While the huge intra- day market reversal on Thursday led some market participants to think it is now time to “Buy on the sound of cannons”, we believe that the war in Ukraine does not signal a market regime change. On the contrary, it may actually reinforce some of the key market and macro trends which have been in place over the last few months. Below, we highlight five key trends and highlight their impact on our current investment strategy.  

The fact that Russian tanks are entering the streets of Donetsk means that there is a risk of escalation and that things could easily spiral out of control.

Below are answers to our Client’s most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on inflation, the Fed, FOMC minutes, Russia/Ukraine, our portfolio positioning and Gold as a hedge. 

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