Charles Alberti, Investment Specialist at THEAM, and Anne Poirrier-Hamon, Head of Product Strategy at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, respond to Perspectives’ questions regarding the cutting-edge target date strategy designed to provide investors with upside potential as well as formal protection by the BNP Paribas Group.
The European central bank’s ability and willingness to take, if economic conditions require, non-conventional monetary policy measures has provoked reactions in senior ECB officials.
Emerging markets lag, but there is relief over the slowdown in China.
Developed equity markets recovered last February.
With US economy climbing tentatively out of its winter weak spot, Fed’s Yellen did not change the pace of tapering its asset purchases.
The impact of the severe US winter is abating. Headline inflation fell due to base effects, but there are early signs that wages have bottomed out.