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2019 AUG

Insights

M&G Investments

08/08/2019

Global economy slowing but central banks ride to the rescue

Latest purchasing manager surveys show persistently week industrial activity across the globe: the Markit manufacturing PMI for the euro zone, China and emerging markets scored 47.6, 49.4 and 49.9, respectively. In the US, industry held up somewhat better with a manufacturing ISM of 51.7, but the trend is nonetheless downhill over recent months. In contrast, services are showing some resilience. The Markit non-manufacturing PMI came in at 53.4 for the euro zone, 52.7 for China and 51.7 for emerging markets. Weakening global trade amid faltering US/China trade talks is weighing on industrial exports and tarnishing the outlook for global growth, which should nonetheless remain above 3% in 2019 and 2020.

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2019 JUL

Insights

M&G Investments

11/07/2019

Bonds vs Equities: who's right?

While bonds appear to be signalling an economic slowdown, equities are suggesting growth will continue. In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the conundrum facing investors, with mixed messages emanating from bond and stock markets.

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2019 JUN

News

M&G investments

18/06/2019

M&G (Lux) Investment Funds 1 Prospectus Update

We are making changes to a number of sub-funds of M&G (Lux) Investment Funds 1.

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Fund updates

Juan Nevado & Craig Moran

17/06/2019

Q&A with Fund Managers Juan Nevado & Craig Moran

Over the longer term, the M&G (Lux) Dynamic Allocation Fund and M&G (Lux) Conservative Allocation Fund have generated robust returns. However, we acknowledge that near-term performance has been challenging. In this note, Fund Managers Juan Nevado and Craig Moran discuss market volatility during May and explain why fundamental indicators convince them to continue to back the strong valuation signals.

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News

M&G Investments

17/06/2019

Changes to M&G’s fund charges

Starting on Thursday 1 August 2019, we are simplifying the way we charge for M&G funds based in the UK. These changes will not increase the charges you pay for your funds. Depending on the M&G fund(s) in which you invest, the charges you pay may fall.

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Fund updates

M&G Investments

13/06/2019

Could energy transition be financed by the ECB?

For several months, leading figures in the economic world have been pondering a possible paradigm shift in economic policy. Consensus seems to be gathering around the need to keep interest rates low to facilitate investment in infrastructure, notably green infrastructure. Some are calling for the European Central Bank to directly fund an energy transition plan.

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Fund updates

11/06/2019

2019 Financial Markets Insights with Juan Nevado

2019 Financial Markets Insights with Juan Nevado

Watch Juan Nevado, fund manager at M&G Investments, give his views on how financial markets in 2019 compare to 2018 and whether his convictions have changed over the past years.

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