After December 2018, the weakest month for equity markets in almost a decade, January closed off as one of the better months in recent years. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, looks at the driving forces behind the equity, bond, currency and commodity markets in the first month of the year.
European equities performed very well in April, and are again in positive territory as from the start of this year. The American bond rate climbed to 3%. Our expert Johan Gallopyn looks at the main events of the past month for equity, bond and foreign exchange markets.
Trump’s aggressive rhetoric on trade in combination with higher market volatility is weighing on sentiment. Even though some leading indicators suggest that the pace of the recovery is slowing, economic indicators remain solid. Things could of course quickly escalate.
Degroof Petercam took a head start on the Award Season 2018. On Wednesday 21st February, the renowned financial dailies De Tijd/L’Echo granted their annual Fund Awards, and this for the 22rd time. The asset management industry follows the results of these Awards with great attention.
The long-awaited final report of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, which helped the European Commission with its strategy to foster sustainable finances, was made public on 29 January 2018.
At our Philanthropy Forum on Circular Economy, at Havenhuis in Antwerp, four entrepreneurs shared their experience, their successes and their failures. And their passion for entrepreneurship in a changing world.