Chris Iggo

Chris Iggo

Chris Iggo is the chief investment officer for core investments with AXA Investment Managers. An experienced leading thinker on asset allocation in traditional markets, Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry, with previously assumed roles including head of strategy at Cazenove Fund Management, and chief US economist and chief European economist at Barclays Capital.

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Macroscope | To get to net zero, we need an effective global carbon credit market

As carbon pricing becomes more widespread, global collaboration is needed to avoid carbon dumping and tackle broader economic implications such as inflation.

As carbon pricing becomes more widespread, global collaboration is needed to avoid carbon dumping and tackle broader economic implications such as inflation.

To get to net zero, we need an effective global carbon credit market
17 Nov 2021 - 2:30PM
Macroscope | COP26: despite the energy crunch, the focus must remain on renewables

Energy demand is rising more quickly than the availability of renewable alternatives, emphasising the need for greater investment. The trend towards net-zero carbon will touch all parts of the economy, as shown in areas such as electric cars and ‘green steel’.

Energy demand is rising more quickly than the availability of renewable alternatives, emphasising the need for greater investment. The trend towards net-zero carbon will touch all parts of the economy, as shown in areas such as electric cars and ‘green steel’.

COP26: despite the energy crunch, the focus must remain on renewables
31 Oct 2021 - 5:10PM
Macroscope | How US Federal Reserve’s tapering decision will reshape global bond markets

What happens to Treasury yields will signal how the environment is changing and what will happen to global interest rates, credit markets and more. If the Fed waits longer before it starts to taper its asset purchases, yields could quickly move lower.

What happens to Treasury yields will signal how the environment is changing and what will happen to global interest rates, credit markets and more. If the Fed waits longer before it starts to taper its asset purchases, yields could quickly move lower.

How US Federal Reserve’s tapering decision will reshape global bond markets
23 Sep 2021 - 2:52AM
Macroscope | For Asian stock markets, expect the rest of 2021 to be brighter

Although Asia has underperformed the US and Europe since the first quarter of this year, current valuations are supportive of Asia’s stock markets. On the whole, Asia is well placed to deal with the virus and maintain strong economic growth.

Although Asia has underperformed the US and Europe since the first quarter of this year, current valuations are supportive of Asia’s stock markets. On the whole, Asia is well placed to deal with the virus and maintain strong economic growth.

For Asian stock markets, expect the rest of 2021 to be brighter
26 Aug 2021 - 9:15AM
Macroscope | Where bitcoin fails, central bank digital currencies will succeed

The restricted use and security risks of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies make them a poor alternative to traditional currencies, even if they could overcome widespread official disapproval. Central bank digital currencies, on the other hand, can help speed up transactions, reduce costs and improve security.

The restricted use and security risks of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies make them a poor alternative to traditional currencies, even if they could overcome widespread official disapproval. Central bank digital currencies, on the other hand, can help speed up transactions, reduce costs and improve security.

Where bitcoin fails, central bank digital currencies will succeed
30 Jun 2021 - 2:30PM
Macroscope | Climate crisis: investors have a key role to play in shift to green finance

Global summits and national targets to reduce carbon emissions are gathering momentum with the mobilisation of capital in support. Investors have the techniques and data to make the right call when it comes to having a climate-aware portfolio.

Global summits and national targets to reduce carbon emissions are gathering momentum with the mobilisation of capital in support. Investors have the techniques and data to make the right call when it comes to having a climate-aware portfolio.

Climate crisis: investors have a key role to play in shift to green finance
19 May 2021 - 12:27PM
Macroscope | Coronavirus recovery: strong growth and low interest rates set to drive global resurgence

After a year of restricted economic activity, pent-up demand is huge as people, firms and governments have cash to spend. High nominal GDP growth and low interest rates cannot coexist forever, but they will be a short-term boon to equity markets.

After a year of restricted economic activity, pent-up demand is huge as people, firms and governments have cash to spend. High nominal GDP growth and low interest rates cannot coexist forever, but they will be a short-term boon to equity markets.

Coronavirus recovery: strong growth and low interest rates set to drive global resurgence
11 Mar 2021 - 3:30AM
Macroscope | Why financial markets need not worry about inflation, for now

Central banks will not withdraw monetary policy support until inflation rises above 2 per cent for a sustained period. While a modest increase is to be expected, it is unlikely to be enough to push interest rates higher for some years to come.

Central banks will not withdraw monetary policy support until inflation rises above 2 per cent for a sustained period. While a modest increase is to be expected, it is unlikely to be enough to push interest rates higher for some years to come.

Why financial markets need not worry about inflation, for now
11 Feb 2021 - 4:02AM