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Monthly Market Perspectives

Taking Stock: What’s Next for Your Investments

EMEA Head of Investment Strategy & Research

A lot has happened in financial markets over the last few weeks. Altaf Kassam provides an update on where this leaves markets and shares his perspective on what it means for investors’ portfolios.

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Banking Sector Turbulence – Investment Call

Listen to our panel assess the ongoing market implications of this most recent financial crisis, offering their insights on where investors should be looking as they navigate the months ahead.1

Chart of the Month

Stop Dreaming of the Quiet Life

Volatility isn’t going anywhere in a hurry and Central Banks don’t have the market’s back anymore. This is true across all asset classes. We need to stay defensive.

Implied Volatility Across Asset Classes

Recovery in EMD Hard Currency Inflows

Source: State Street Global Advisors, Bloomberg, as of March 28, 2023. VSTOXX = Euro Stoxx Volatility Index. MOVE = BofA Option Volatility Estimate Index.

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