Widespread tech innovation: don’t miss the forest for the really big tree
We explore the innovations driving a multi-decade journey of disruption and highlight the importance of in-depth research to capturing this opportunity.
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Tomorrow's world today
For over 40 years, at each new business cycle, Wellington investors have been presented with a challenge: Look past current headlines to find structural trendlines that will shape markets, society, and the economy in the next five to 10 years.
Decarbonisation and the future of energy sector investing
As the transition to a lower-carbon world plays out, there will be winners and there will be losers across the energy sector. Global Industry Analyst and Portfolio Manager Eugene Khmelnik looks at what will drive these outcomes and the potential advantages of a long/short investment approach in an evolving energy universe.

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<em>The Economist’</em>s Sustainability Week interview: Countdown to COP26
In this event replay from The Economist’s 2021 Sustainability Week, Head of Sustainable Investment Wendy Cromwell discusses how investors are incorporating climate science data into investment decisions, the anticipated implications for capital markets of climate change adaption, and net-zero considerations for the energy transition.
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October 2021
The Economist’s Sustainability Week interview: Countdown to COP26
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The what, where and how of impact investing
Portfolio Managers Campe Goodman and Tara Stillwell answer essential questions on impact investing, from where to find opportunities to what it means for financial returns.
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October 2021
The what, where and how of impact investing
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Monthly Market Snapshot: September 2021
A monthly update on equity, fixed income, currency and commodity markets.
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October 2021
Monthly Market Snapshot: September 2021
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After the inflection point: how the climate challenge will transform the global economy
The decarbonisation commitments of countries around the world will fundamentally reshape the global economy. Members of our Central Macro Team highlight their research findings, from the effects on growth and the cost of capital to the potential for geopolitical conflict and higher inflation.
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October 2021
After the inflection point: how the climate challenge will transform the global economy
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Are developed markets getting less developed?
The short answer, according to Global Investment Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson: yes, at least in some ways. She and several of her Wellington colleagues refer to this long-term trend as the gradual “EM-ification” of DMs.
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October 2021
Are developed markets getting less developed?
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Desperately seeking fixed income returns?
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Brij Khurana highlights some credit sectors where fixed income investors might turn for attractive return opportunities in today’s environment.
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October 2021
Desperately seeking fixed income returns?
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<span>Insurance Multi-Asset Outlook — </span>Strong but slowing growth: a tale of two narratives
Markets appear to be caught between two hard-to-reconcile narratives: the pace of economic growth looks poised to slow, but the level of growth is likely to stay relatively strong. Multi-Asset Insurance Strategist Tim Antonelli and Investment Strategy Analyst Daniel Cook offer insights for global insurers at this point in the cycle.
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October 2021
Insurance Multi-Asset Outlook — Strong but slowing growth: a tale of two narratives
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Tim Antonelli
 CFA, FRM, SCR
Japan: Full speed ahead on corporate governance reform
Against Japan's backdrop of meaningful progress on corporate governance reform and rising shareholder activism, Equity Portfolio Manager Katsuhiro Iwai sees a growing number of cases where closer engagement with investors can be (and has been) effectively leveraged to enhance corporate value.
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October 2021
Japan: Full speed ahead on corporate governance reform
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Are we witnessing China’s version of Lehman 2008?
Macro Strategist Santiago Millán provides some perspective on recent events in China. His bottom line? The situation may not be nearly as dire as some of the headlines might lead you to think.
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October 2021
Are we witnessing China’s version of Lehman 2008?
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Should China equity be a stand-alone allocation?
As China’s role on the world stage looms larger, should investors separate the country from the rest of their emerging markets (EM) equity allocation? Three of our multi-asset strategists provide their research-based take, along with some practical considerations.
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October 2021
Should China equity be a stand-alone allocation?
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Video roundtable: What are the biggest climate misconceptions?
Four climate specialists discuss where they perceive market wrong-headedness on climate change. Learn how they look beyond consensus to uncover climate-related opportunities for our clients.
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October 2021
Video roundtable: What are the biggest climate misconceptions?
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Chris Goolgasian
 CFA, CPA, CAIA
<span>Multi-Asset Outlook — </span>With growth and policy, which matters more: level or change?
While macro risks may be elevated somewhat, Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson and Daniel Cook still see opportunities, including in European equities and commodities. They also argue for being selective in credit while maintaining fixed income for diversification.
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October 2021
Multi-Asset Outlook — With growth and policy, which matters more: level or change?
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Fed Chair Powell outlines taper timeline
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Jeremy Forster highlights key takeaways from, and investment implications of, the Fed's September meeting and press conference.
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September 2021
Fed Chair Powell outlines taper timeline
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Rising short-termism in fintech has a silver lining
Global Industry Analyst Matt Ross looks at the fintech sector as an example of the long-term alpha opportunity that may be available to patient equity investors.
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September 2021
Rising short-termism in fintech has a silver lining
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<p style="font-size: 13px; margin:7px 0;">FUTURE THEMES | SOCIETY</p>The future of work: why societal shifts matter
While the pandemic has accelerated existing shifts in people's working lives, these changes may just be the start. We assess the future of work in 2030 and highlight some potential investment implications.
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September 2021

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The future of work: why societal shifts matter
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