#Market Strategy — 30.01.2023


Prashant Bhayani, Chief Investment Officer, Asia

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Our Asset Allocation Calls are Working….

Is the “Goldilocks” period back? Prashant Bhayani explains why both USD and investment grade bonds are rallying, and non-US equities are outperforming. Additionally, he provides our views on investment opportunities.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia


What do we think of China Reopening and Risks?

We had moved to a more optimistic view on China equities just a few months ago. However, events have moved more quickly than we expected. In today’s podcast, Prashant Bhayani analyses the policy decisions in the China.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO, Asia


2023 Market Outlook and Investment Themes

2022 was the worst year for a 60/40 balanced portfolio since the 1930s. What do we think about 2023? Prashant Bhayani discusses three key questions on everyone’s mind: How severe will any potential recession be? When will inflation peak?

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China Reopening Rally?

China Reopening Rally?

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Bonds are Back! We were correct on our timing to go Upgrade to go Overweight US Treasuries & US Investment Grade, What to do Now?

Prashant Bhayani outlines why high quality Asia hybrids can be looked at for income.

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China Update on Covid and Property Measures

There now is an incremental reopening process underway and this is important, says Prashant Bhayani as he discusses the easing of Covid restrictions and the property market measures in China.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


FOMC Powell: Slower, Higher, For Longer

A downshift in the pace of hikes is coming soon but the Fed now expects a higher terminal rate than it projected earlier says Prashant Bhayani, as he shares key takeaways from the November FOMC meeting.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


When Can Gold Regain Its Lustre?

How can gold regain its lustre? Peak in real rates and peak in the dollar could be the two triggers says Prashant Bhayani. He also explains why it remains our preferred hedge against geopolitical, economic and financial tail risks.

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China 20th Party Congress First Update

National security and social stability gain importance, says Prashant Bhayani in his initial impressions from the ongoing China 20th Party Congress. Economic development remains a major focus, he adds.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Why “Pivot” is the 2022 version of “Transitory”....

The mythical “pivot” will take longer than market participants are used to, says Prashant Bhayani, and we need to forget the muscle memory of the era of easy money, central bank put and low inflation.

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The Global Bond Vigilantes are Finally Back!

With the global debt rising by $110 trillion since 2009 and the global stock bond correlation turning negative to positive this year, Prashant Bhayani says we are in a new market regime.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Stay Defensive with Focus on Quality & Income: Why?

Grace Tam provides three reasons to stay defensive in the near term with an emphasis on quality and #income. She advises focus on developed market investment grade bonds, quality dividend stocks and alternatives.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


Quality Income Solutions in a Volatile World

In the current volatile markets, what can investors do to generate stable #income and #stock #investments? Prashant Bhayani talks about three areas where investors seeking a steady income can find long-term value with only moderate risk. https://bnpp

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Stay Defensive, Boost Allocation to Infrastructure Assets

Prashant Bhayani shares six reasons why infrastructure assets are a good fit for a private assets allocation and explains how they can supplement a defensive strategy with their potential private equity like value-creation upside.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


US-China audit deal is reached

Grace Tam explains why the US-China audit deal is a major step forward in mitigating the China ADR delisting risk and how it could spur investors to increase their China exposure particularly in the ADRs and Hong Kong-listed tech firms.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


Bear Rally or is it a Baby Bull?

Is this a bear market rally in US equities or are we seeing an emergence of a “baby bull” market? Prashant Bhayani identifies five takeaways in his response to the question.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Too Early for a Pivoting Powell?

Given the recent inflation data, the robust labour market and also the inverted yield curve, Prashant Bhayani explains why we expect the Federal Reserve to remain on a tightening path, with inflation as the top priority.

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Can Gold Glitter Again?

Can gold glitter again? Prashant Bhayani explores the reasons behind gold's recent price increase and if this trend is sustainable.

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What is Private Credit? How should an Investor Think about it in Asset Allocation?

What is Private Credit? How should you consider it in asset allocation? Prashant Bhayani focuses on this relatively lesser-known asset class that has seen a strong growth over the past decade and offers unique diversification benefits.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


Know Your Biases, Stay Objective and Long-Term

Psychological factors that influence investors’ decisions can have a lasting impact on long-term returns. Prashant Bhayani covers behavioural finance and these mental shortcuts that can bias our judgements when making complex decisions.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia


More “Pains” before “Gains”?

How high is the risk of a recession? Why are we defensive in the short-term despite major drawdowns in risk assets? Is any potential positive news expected in 2H? Grace Tam covers these topics.

Grace Tam, Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong


With the dreaded “R” word appearing, bring quality and protection to portfolios

Where do you allocate in this challenging environment? Alternatives, higher quality Treasury and investment grade credit, and quality stocks, says Prashant Bhayani as they will bring quality and protection to portfolios.

Prashant Bhayani, CIO Asia