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Q1 2017 Business Update

Taking the Credit for Investment Opportunities

Despite being in an environment where fixed income yields and spreads have compressed dramatically, we believe there are still pockets of opportunity within the credit universe. However, investors should consider changing their approach to bonds in order to meet performance expectations and look beyond the traditional investment pool to more flexible solutions such as Multi-Sector Credit.


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Investing in an Era of Reflation

After years of global disinflation in developed markets, inflation pressures seem to finally be building up. We believe investors should be aware of this new narrative in order to build portfolios that are suitably resilient.

In our Blue Paper, we analyse the five main drivers investors should pay attention to in 2017 and beyond, as well as offering perspectives on dealing with rising inflation trends across fixed income, equity and multi asset.

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The Fed: Making Good on its Goal of Normalizing Rates

For the second time this year, the Fed has announced a 0.25% rate increase. FOMC members held firm to their projections for one additional rate increase in 2017, and three hikes in 2018. We believe the Fed is making good on its goal to normalize rates and reduce potential for asset bubbles, as well as its mandates to foster full employment and maintain price stability.


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On 3rd July, 2017 Pioneer Investments became part of the Amundi group. Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 101 globally. 
Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, the combined company now manages over 1.3 trillion2 euros of assets across six investment hubs3.


1. Source: IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2017 and based on AUM as at December 2016.

2.  Source: Pro forma Amundi + Pioneer Investments combined figures as of end December 2016.

3. Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo.


FCA Alert: Potential Boiler Room Scam

We have received notification from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that fraudsters are using details of FCA authorised firms as a scam tactic. The regulator has advised that a clone firm called ‘Pioneer Asset Management’ has been used as a tactic to scam people in the UK. Please note, that the firm the fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with Pioneer Asset Management S.A. and any approaches should be reported to the FCA’s Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.