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Daily Insights

October 21, 2016

Parsing politics and policy

The ECB made no changes to its monetary policy yesterday – December’s meeting is the one to watch. Based on remarks by President Draghi, we continue to believe that the ECB will eventually extend the asset purchase programme and announce the relaxation of some technical parameters of QE at its December meeting. The pace of future asset purchases may, however, not be decided at the same time; indeed, this key decision could be deferred to as late as March.

In the Q&A President Draghi noted that Portugal Government bonds would not be eligible for PSPP purchases if they are downgraded by DBRS. We believe that the ratings agency is unlikely to drop the rating on the sovereign in the update that is due after markets close today, but we do not rule out a negative outlook.

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Top Q4 2016 hedge fund themes

Lou Molinari, Global Head of Capital Solutions, weighs in on three of the top themes that emerged from the seventh annual Hedge Fund Symposium.

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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. 
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Tech training helps fill cybersecurity job skills gap

Barclays CEO Jes Staley and US colleagues joined Per Scholas in celebrating the grand opening of their new Brooklyn location. Built in partnership with Barclays, the expansion will allow Per Scholas to serve an additional 140 New Yorkers annually, expanding its impact to more than 550 New Yorkers trained every year. 

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Q4 Global Outlook: A tactical shift toward risk assets

With global growth likely solid into Q4, monetary policy still ultra-easy, and the equity risk premium elevated, our latest Global Outlook: A tactical shift toward risk assets recommends investors move to a more risk-tolerant stance.

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