State Street Global Advisors’ 2022 global market outlook

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Key points Global economic recovery from COVID – lowest hanging fruit already harvested Central banks to increasingly jump on the rate-hike bandwagon in 2022 China growth rate forecast downgraded to just 5%, but investment case remains intact European equities in a sweet spot & a better prospect than US share markets The transition to a

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Survey finds Asia Pacific asset owners more progressive on implementing decarbonisation investment strategies

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Asset owners in Asia Pacific are more advanced in their approaches to decarbonisation, compared with global peers, State Street Global Advisors’ research finds. State Street Global Advisors surveyed senior executives with asset allocation responsibilities at over 300 institutions, including private and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and official institutions from around the

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Four senior appointments at SPDR Asia Pacific

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has announced four appointments for its SPDR ETFs business in Asia Pacific. Kathleen Gallagher has been appointed as head of SPDR ETFs Australia, in addition to her current role as head of ETF Model Portfolios Asia Pacific and EMEA, Marie Tsang has joined

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What investors can learn from 2021’s most popular equity trades

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One of the questions investors ask us most often is “When does a crowded trade become too risky?” Biologists will tell us that the movement pattern of herds is exceptionally hard to predict, but occasionally there is a clear trigger — a predator or a change in the landscape that causes a shift in direction.

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Investor confidence jumps 8.9 points in August to 110.1

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State Street Global Markets has released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for August 2021. The Global Investor Confidence Index roses to 110.1, an increase of 8.9 points from July’s revised reading of 101.2. Investor confidence was up across all regions, led by the European ICI, which rose 11.6 points to

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Inflation: transitory or persistent?

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“The big talking point in the market at the moment is inflation. Over the last 40 years inflation has been generally contained within or below the targets we have seen set by central banks but recent signs point to higher levels of inflation around the world.” “There are additional pressures as well. In March, US

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State Street servicing AllianceBernstein launch of dual access ETF

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State Street Corporation has announced that its Australian subsidiary, State Street Australia Limited, has been appointed servicing agent for a marquee AllicanceBernstein Exchange Traded Fund that now offers the cutting-edge dual access option. Originally developed seven years ago, AllianceBernstein’s Managed Volatility Equities Fund (AMVE) was listed on the Chi-X exchange just last month leveraging the

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State Street appoints new outsourced trading sales executive amid industry transformation

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State Street Corporation has announced the appointment of Damian Hoult on its Global Markets’ agency outsourced execution team. In this position, Hoult will work with asset managers and asset owners to identify where State Street’s multi-asset class execution capabilities can add value as an outsourced service. Based in Sydney, Hoult will work with clients across

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State Street appoints Neil Macdonald as Asia Pacific Head of Asset Managers Segment

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State Street Corporation has announced that it has appointed Neil Macdonald as head of the Asset Managers Segment in Asia Pacific, effective May 14, 2021. In this newly created role, Macdonald will lead State Street’s engagement strategy for asset manager clients in Asia Pacific, including strategic direction, solutions structuring and will be responsible for the

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State Street expands MediaStats Indicator Offering with new Bitcoin thematic indicator

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State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) has announced the launch of a new Bitcoin Thematic Indicator series to help contextualize the rising popularity of Bitcoin and how it is impacting more traditional financial markets. The series quantifies media coverage of Bitcoin, measuring the intensity or prevalence relative to all news of the day, as well as the

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