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January 24, 2023

Cracking the Fed’s Code

With 2024 underway, our attention returns to central banks’ messaging. What we’re looking for is a clear indication of the timing of interest rate cuts—monetary policy, in our view, is the key to certainty about the upcoming year.
January 24, 2024

2024: A Goldilocks Economy (and Heroic Central Bankers?)

With a soft landing in sight, stable employment, and inflation reverting to its target range, Douglas Porter, Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, suggests the policy and economic backdrops are constructive for financial markets this year—a near-complete reversal from year-ago expectations.
January 24, 2024

Diverging Paths: Behind the U.S. and Canada’s Economic Schism

In the second half of 2023, the economic outlooks for the U.S. and Canada sharply diverged, with Canadian growth flirting with recession while the American economy demonstrated greater resilience.
January 24, 2024

Rethinking Central Banks’ 2% Inflation Target

With a new rate regime underway, Fred Demers, Director, Multi-Asset Solutions Team, digs into one of the core assumptions of all fixed income allocations—the 2% inflation target – while providing valuable historical context on it.
Responsible Investment
December 20, 2023

From Voluntary to Mandatory: Key developments in ESG regulation in 2023

A discussion of the significance and impact of the responsible investment industry’s most notable regulatory events of 2023
Responsible Investment
November 27, 2023

What to look for at COP28

The UN’s annual climate conference meets in the United Arab Emirates November 30-December 12. Here’s what we’re watching.
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