Historically difficult for investors to define and quantify, social issues are now among the most pressing issues for companies globally – discover our engagement on some of these issues, including antimicrobial resistance in Q4 2020.
Looking beyond lockdown. In this month’s update, Chief Economist, Steven Bell, takes a look at the prospects for the pandemic and highlights the differences in the prospects for the US, UK and European economies. And when looking at the prospects for the markets, he examines a crucial question: will bond yields keep on rising, and do they threaten to end the bull market in equities? He also covers the vaccine roll-outs, the upcoming UK budget, the new Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, and the new US president.