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Recent Company News

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 in Reports
Market Navigator 19.1.17

Only available in German:

Makro Fundamental: USA seitwärts; Eurozone relativ stark, China leicht expansiv.
• Allgemeine Makro-Lage: die Weltwirtschaft läuft «lauwarm» vor sich hin.
• USA: Vorlaufsindikatoren haben deutlich angezogen, aber die harten Zahlen gehen noch seitwärts.
China: positiv - die Beschleunigung der Wirtschaft setzt sich weiter fort.
• Eurozone: Die vorlaufenden Indikatoren steigen weiter an, fragile Expansion setzt sich fort.
• Globale Liquidität: stagniert weiterhin - in der Vergangenheit negativ für Aktienmärkte.

Risiken: Extrempositionen / USA: Trumponomics / Kohärenz der Eurozone....

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 in Trip Reports
Trip Report October Hong Kong

- The leading indicators point to an acceleration of growth in China with container and railway freight volumes picking up
- A global growth surprise could benefit Asian markets as the valuation is considerably lower than in the USA
- A potential trade war between the US and China could however dampen the prospects for 2017
- The frequency and severity of political shocks have risen and there is more to come, especially in Europe with elections in France, the Netherlands, Germany and possibly also Italy
- The view in fixed income is that inflation will remain low forever, yet commodity markets have started to disagree
- The inclusion of China A-Shares to the MSCI could revive the market in 2017 after a disappointing 2016
- The devaluation of the Chinese and other Asian currencies compared to the USD will continue

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 in Trip Reports
Trip Report October New York

The Trump presidency, the Italian referendum, the OPEC summit, the Fed decision, the impending Brexit negotiations, as well as the upcoming elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany in 2017 create considerable political event risk, implying a wide range of outcomes and volatile markets....

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 in Reports
Market Navigator

Only available in German:

Fazit: Es bleiben für die Zeit bis zum Jahresende drei negative Schlüsselrisiken mit unterschiedlicher Eintretenswahrscheinlichkeit (in %): a) «Recount-Risk» USA (20%, wenig wahrscheinlich); b) negativer Landslide gegen Renzi (45%) und c) Fortsetzung des Bondcrash (50%) aufgrund Ölpreis/bzw. Inflationserwartungen, welcher Druck auf Aktienmärkte ausüben würde. Da derzeit die positive Signale in der Eurozone wie auch in China überwiegen, würden wir in Schwäche hinein nochmals etwas Eurozonen-Aktien aufbauen. In der Schweiz ist Stockpicking angesagt.

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 in Trip Reports
Trip Report London September
  • Most macro managers were cautiously optimistic about the world economy, some even expect growth to pick-up substantially given the developed countries’ position in the business cycle and the tailwind of two recent oil counter-shocks
  • The USD strength since 2014 was....
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 in Reports
Market Navigator - Kommentar zu den US Wahlen

Only available in German:

  • Trump – vom aggressiven Populisten zum «Reluctant President»?
  • Kernpunkte von Trumps (derzeit bekanntem) Wirtschaftsprogramm
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 in News
Crossbow Newsletter October

Only available in German:

  • Wird Amerika positiv überraschen?
  • Wie Hedge Funds anlegen: Jahresendrally ade? Stresssymptome im ABS Markt
  • Hedge Funds können den Pensionskassen benötigtes Alpha liefern
  • Der Einfluss von Kosten und Ertrag auf In-vestment Entscheide bei Schweizer PK’s
  • Grössere Hedge Funds liefern weniger Alpha



Fri, 30 Sep 2016 in Trip Reports
Trip Report NY
  • Fundamental investing remains challenging as the central bank policies keep inflating asset prices
  • Momentum strategies suffered this year due to several trend reversals - mean reversion strategies did relatively well
  • As the second largest economy China’s impact on global macro trends is on the rise and watching China closely may help explaining market dislocations in other parts of the world
  • Money keeps flowing to the US due to negative interest rates in Europe and Japan and terrorism in the Middle East
  • Credit spreads have priced in the wave of defaults seen in the energy sector  and discounted a recessionary environment, yet defaults remain below average outside the energy space
  • US growth could surprise to the upside next year based on stable consumption due to wage growth, more capex after the energy sector bottomed, and policy actions by the new government


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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 in
Crossbow Newsletter

Crossbow Newsletter only available in German: Krise, Brexit, Sommerrally und Krise? Performance. Post-Brexit: Wie Hedge Funds anlegen, ...

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 in Trip Reports
London Trip Report: Brexit - The Aftermath

- The CSPP, the ECB’s corporate sector bond buying programme, has artificially inflated European high-yield markets
- While CSPP keeps spreads muted, much greater credit differentiation emerges, as idiosyncratic, event and liquidity risks increase
- The CSPP and poor liquidity have dramatically sharpened gap risk for investors and traders – particularly if a company does not deliver on their financials or if they miss on their milestones in their restructuring

- The CSPP drives yield-seeking investors further down the credit spectrum and/or forces them to hold longer duration papers
- In the US, we could see a tipping point in inflation in 3Q, as higher energy prices and wage pressure percolate through the system
- Equity managers consider the violent move out of cyclicals into expensive defensive stocks as overdone and are fearful of a counter-trend rally
- Equity investors seek to implement strategies that distinguish between assets that are likely to remain “impaired permanently” (notably stocks predicated on the UK domestic economy, i.e. FTSE 3ftsef50) and those that are likely to recover once uncertainties around Brexit will be fading away
- After Brexit, put options on the FTSE 100 performed poorly, as this crowded trade was closed out by many others at the same time, while institutional investors sold the volatility spike on those days, hammering volatility even more in a falling market and leading to inefficient hedging strategies

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Trip Reports
Trip Report: London

- European growth remains weak despite massive stimulus measures by the Central Bank

- The economic recovery continues to be dampened by a sluggish implementation of structural reforms

- The inflation forecast remains unchanged at 1.6% for 2018 which is below the target of 2% despite the ultra-expansive monetary policy

- Markets are trading sideways and may break out over the coming months whereas a positive breakout would be the contrarian bet

- The strong rebound across emerging markets is expected to be short lived as the fundamentals need to catch up significantly

- Managers become increasingly bullish on gold and bearish on the USD against EUR and JPY

- Crude oil will continue its recovery on the back of an improving demand and supply balance and is expected to trade up to USD 80 per barrel by 2017

Selected Insights from the CB Team

How weak is China really?
Where is Global Liquidity heading?
What about U.S. Corporate Profits?