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Flight to safety complicates low yields, US-China relations and global growth

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Flight to safety complicates low yields, US-China relations and global growth

Tuesday 25 August 2020 –  Vol.11 Ed.35.2

Commentary: Flight to safety complicates low yields

By Danae Kyriakopoulou in London

Official institutions are fairly conservative investors. Of the $19.5tn in assets managed by the 92 institutions part of this year’s Global Public Investor asset allocation analysis, more than half is in government bonds. Still, allocation to the asset class has fallen for all three GPI types. Compared to last year, holdings of sovereign debt fell almost two percentage points across the sample. Motivated by a search for yield, many have boosted allocation to riskier asset classes.

Read the commentary and download Global Public Investor 2020 on the website.

Meeting: US-China relations and global growth

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Friday 28 August, 16:00-17:00 SGT

In recent months, unresolved trade issues and the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in heightened tensions between the US and China. James McGregor, chairman of APCO Worldwide and former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and Andy Rothman, investment strategist at Matthews Asia, discuss economic and political developments in US-China relations, Beijing and Washington’s roles in the world economy, and what the conflict could mean for global growth.

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