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C8 Weekly Bulletin: New Provider – Arabesque

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
C8 are delighted that Arabesque has joined the C8 ecosystem. Arabesque have a well-respected ESG ratings business, S-Ray, as well as an innovative AI-driven investment allocation platform, combining both to be the world's first AI ESG fund manager. We then illustrate how C8 Studio can be used to build a portfolio of their AI ESG indices. Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin: US Earnings and the Corporate Balance Sheet

BY JON WEBB
Amidst the US Q3 earnings season, this Bulletin takes a quick look at corporate debt dynamics - a particular focus as market repricing has substantially boosted returns from short-maturity corporate credit exposure. C8 platform rates products are very diverse, ranging from cross-asset allocation to direct bond investment portfolios based on the S&P iBoxx bond indices and targeting specific credit/duration risks. Read more →

Thoughts From The Divide: Signs of Life

BY JON WEBB
For those of us who regularly follow the “wonksphere” on social media, it’s been hard to ignore the pushback against the doom and gloom that economic sentiment surveys have consistently reported. Commentators like Stancil and Sahm have bitterly complained about the disconnect between the public’s negative perceptions relative to the hard economic data, which is ostensibly pretty good. In this, they have been carrying water for policymakers like Lael Brainard, who have attempted to burnish the Administration’s economic achievements to push back against the negative perception of the economy. The most obvious of those achievements is the decline in inflation – see, we told you it was transitory! Read more →
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