American Century boosts local team

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In response to growing local investor demand for its broad array of investment strategies, global asset manager American Century Investments has appointed Noble Dhaliwal to the role of senior client service associate. Mr Dhaliwal will be responsible for managing relationships with wholesale and institutional clients, and will work closely with American Century’s head of Australia

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Biden won’t ride a blue wave, but change is coming

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The tide has gone out on the U.S. presidential election’s blue wave scenario. If Joe Biden’s apparent victory withstands legal challenges, he will assume the presidency with a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and an undetermined power structure in the Senate. This likely takes a “policy revolution” off the table, but he can

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Global markets shifting along with election scenario

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As many predicted, we find ourselves in an unsettled situation as election officials nationwide count votes in the contentious U.S. presidential election. Reminiscent of 2016, the closeness of the count defies polling that showed Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of incumbent President Donald Trump coming into Election Day. Control of Congress also hangs in the

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Study reveals Healthcare remains top of the list when it comes to impact investing

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Against the backdrop of a pandemic, healthcare continues to be front and centre as the cause that aligns most with personal values or priorities when making an impact investment, according to a new survey by global asset manager American Century Investments. Study results showcasing responses from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, examined generational

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Focus on process, not politics

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Caught in the crossfire: focus on process, not politics Elections have consequences, but that doesn’t mean everything we hear on the campaign trail will manifest as policy. It’s hard to accurately predict which political party will win the presidency, which party will control Congress and whether the policy agendas of the executive and legislative branches

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Global markets at a crossroads leading up to U.S. Election

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Uncertainty and market volatility tend to increase during the run-up to U.S. presidential elections, but the 2020 campaign seems more divisive than usual. Given the binary nature of the U.S. presidential election, the election’s outcome will likely favour certain industries while adversely affecting others. Markets don’t like that kind of uncertainty. Now nine months into

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Stocks are the true independents in this election

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Key points: Presidential elections often lead to volatility in the markets. But “betting” on a political outcome is difficult and potentially costly Markets historically go up no matter which political party wins a presidential election, so it typically pays not to try to time the election but stay invested for the long term instead We

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Earnings shaky but green shoots for global growth

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Company earnings are unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021 at the earliest, with many companies unwilling to provide growth numbers for more than a couple of quarters, according to senior client portfolio manager at American Century Investments, Bernard Chua. However, there are signs of green shoots in some regions and sectors. Mr

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COVID-19 changes will affect Emerging Markets investment opportunities beyond technology

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COVID-19 has profoundly affected how we live. The need to shop, bank, learn, play and even communicate remotely has hastened the use of digital technologies. The pace of digital adoption should quicken as remote working, online learning and e-commerce penetration continue to rise. These trends are prevalent in emerging economies, where approximately 75% to 80%

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A new age of innovation driving health stocks

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A renaissance of discovery and innovation within the global healthcare sector is likely to stimulate investor demand for health care stocks, according to American Century Investments®’ senior portfolio manager, Dr Michael Li. Scientific discovery is growing at a rapid pace in the health care field due in part to a more in-depth understanding of the

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