RSS Feed https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/rss.html nl-BE Global Weekly: Troubles for Trump https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-troubles-for-trump.html Fri, 19 May 2017 16:30:36 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-troubles-for-trump.html In the US, political turmoil around President Donald Trump continued and his tax reform plans seem further away than ever. As a result, financial markets declined. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Global Weekly Investment Strategy: Positive environment for equities https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positive-environment-for-equities.html Wed, 17 May 2017 12:20:25 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positive-environment-for-equities.html At its meeting on 11 May, ABN AMRO affirmed the existing asset allocation. Equities continue to be favoured over bonds. The view on real estate is also positive and commodities are avoided. A neutral stance is taken toward hedge funds. Within bond portfolios, ABN AMRO suggests taking profits in Italian government bonds and using the proceeds to invest in European inflation-linked bonds. Asset allocation Bonds Equity Investment Strategy Double win at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2017 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-wins-best-overall-european-private-bank-award.html Mon, 15 May 2017 09:11:52 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-wins-best-overall-european-private-bank-award.html ABN AMRO Private Banking crowned ‘Best Private Bank – Client Service’ and ‘Domestic Clients Team’ at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2017 ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking Global Weekly: Relaxed for now https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-relaxed-for-now.html Fri, 12 May 2017 09:20:07 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-relaxed-for-now.html With the French elections behind us and the first-quarter earnings season coming to an end, financial markets now seem to have some room to relax. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global Weekly: Room for optimism https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-room-for-optimism.html Fri, 05 May 2017 12:29:45 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-room-for-optimism.html Equity markets gained further territory this week, especially in Europe. Bond yields – moving inversely to prices – also rose, as demand for safe havens declined. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Global Weekly ABN AMRO announces completion of the sale of its private banking activities in Asia and the Middle East https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/sale-of-private-banking-activities-in-asia-and-the-middle-east.html Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:53:29 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/sale-of-private-banking-activities-in-asia-and-the-middle-east.html On 6 December 2016, ABN AMRO announced to have reached an agreement with LGT Group on the sale of ABN AMRO’s private banking activities in Asia and the Middle East. ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking Global Weekly: Vive la France! https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-vive-la-france.html Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:55:56 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-vive-la-france.html Investors applauded the outcome of the first round of presidential elections in France. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Global Weekly Global weekly: The French go to the polls https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-the-french-go-to-the-polls.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:09 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-the-french-go-to-the-polls.html The first round of the French presidential elections is on Sunday. We expect a marketfriendly win in the end. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Global Weekly Global weekly: Ready for take-off https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ready-for-take-off.html Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:52:05 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ready-for-take-off.html The US labour market reported an impressive monthly gain, in line with the US Federal Reserve’s expectations. Now, financial markets have fully priced in a US rate hike in March. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Who was that man? https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-who-was-that-man.html Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:18:57 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-who-was-that-man.html President Donald Trump was described as “surprisingly presidential” by many news organisations after his speech to Congress this week. Markets liked what they saw. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy: Taking profits and raising cash for the future https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-taking-profits-and-raising-cash-for-the-future.html Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:37:45 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-taking-profits-and-raising-cash-for-the-future.html After an 11% run-up in global equity markets over the last three months, ABN AMRO suggests that clients consider taking some profits in their stock portfolios. The ABN AMRO Investment Committee also suggests selling commodity positions and shifting positions in European high-yield bonds to US high-yield bonds. Bonds Commodities Equity Investing Investment Strategy Global Weekly: Still on the table https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-still-on-the-table.html Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:42:55 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-still-on-the-table.html Treasury yields – moving inversely to prices – rose this week, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that a March rate hike remains on the table. Equity markets climbed too, with the S&P 500 touching a new record high. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO Q4 results 2016 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q4-results-2016.html Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:31:09 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q4-results-2016.html ABN AMRO reports EUR 2,076 million underlying net profit for FY 2016, up 8% y-o-y. ABN AMRO Quarterly report Global weekly: Fundamentals overpower doubts https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fundamentals-overpower-doubts.html Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:19:47 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fundamentals-overpower-doubts.html Strong fundamentals and a positive earnings season are providing market stability in an environment of rising political risks. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Besides Trump https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-besides-trump.html Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:22:19 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-besides-trump.html Again, Trump was dominating the news this week, but financial markets also moved their focus to increasing political tension in Europe, higher inflation expectations and the earnings season. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy: Reduce exposure to emerging-markets bonds https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-reduce-exposure-to-emerging-markets-bonds.html Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:03:23 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-reduce-exposure-to-emerging-markets-bonds.html No changes were made to the overall asset allocation at the meeting of the Global Investment Committee on 26 January 2017. Bonds Hedge Funds Investment Strategy Global weekly: Trump bump https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-trump-bump.html Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:22:53 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-trump-bump.html So far so good. Markets are in a positive mood, given improving confidence indicators, an earnings season that, so far, is positive and the pro-growth stance of US President Donald Trump. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global weekly: Meanwhile in Washington https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-meanwhile-in-washington.html Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:07:53 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-meanwhile-in-washington.html Equity indices moved mostly sideways this week, ahead of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Bond markets retreated, with bond yields – moving inversely to prices – edging higher. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy: Positive start of the year https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positive-start-of-the-year.html Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:28 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positive-start-of-the-year.html The sentiment in markets is positive, already since the end of 2016. Market sentiment is buoyed by growing confidence in global economic growth and the effect of a new president in the US who is focused on fiscal stimulus. Also, interest rates are not rising too quickly. Bonds Economy Equity Investment Strategy Global weekly: Countdown to inauguration https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-countdown-to-inauguration.html Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:34:32 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-countdown-to-inauguration.html With one week to go until Donald Trump’s inauguration, markets are trying to figure out the details of the new administration’s economic plans. A look at Trump’s Cabinet picks may be insightful as far as trade policies are concerned. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Happy new year https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly-happy-new-year.html Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:42:06 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly-happy-new-year.html Equity markets have had a good start to the year. While the number of trading days in 2017 can still be counted on one hand, it is a welcome contrast to 2016. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy: Global economy gains momentum https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-global-economy-gains-momentum.html Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:50:10 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-global-economy-gains-momentum.html The ABN AMRO Investment Committee continues to prefer equities over bonds. Within alternative investments, real estate and commodities are favoured, while a neutral stance is taken toward hedge funds. For clients with US-dollar portfolios, it is suggested that they consider hedging europositions, to protect against further weakness in the euro. Investment Strategy Global weekly: Growth Connectors in 2017 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-growth-connectors-in-2017.html Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:52 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-growth-connectors-in-2017.html Improving economic conditions, major stimulus in the US and technological transformation are creating the trends that will be the basis of investing in 2017. Global Weekly ABN AMRO in 2017 Investment Outlook: equities will benefit from cyclical and structural changes https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-investment-outlook-2017.html Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:54:23 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-investment-outlook-2017.html The new administration in the United States of America is expected to give an impulse to the US economy, leading to positive implications worldwide with a 3.4% global growth expected, writes ABN AMRO Private Banking its Investment Outlook for 2017 Growth Connectors, published today. Investment Outlook ABN AMRO focuses on emerging market bonds and equities in its new Investment Outlook https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-focuses-on-emerging-market-bonds-and-equities-in-its-new-investment-outlook.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:31:48 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-focuses-on-emerging-market-bonds-and-equities-in-its-new-investment-outlook.html ABN AMRO Private Banking expects a second wave of financial flows into emerging markets, as stated in the bank’s new Investment Outlook published today. This development is driven not only by improving commodity prices, but also by the improving prospects for global manufacturing and consumer demand, which will benefit Asian emerging markets. ABN AMRO Private Banking therefore favours both emerging market bonds and equities for their return and geographical diversification potential. ABN AMRO Private Banking Bonds Equity Investment Outlook ABN AMRO Private Banking #1 website for wealth management https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-private-banking-nr1-website-for-wealth-management.html Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:56:54 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-private-banking-nr1-website-for-wealth-management.html ABN AMRO Private Banking has ranked first among 35 leading wealth managers and private banks globally in the annual benchmarking study ‘Websites for Wealth Management 2016’ conducted by the Swiss research company, MyPrivateBanking Research. ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: Waiting for confirmation https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-waiting-for-confirmation.html Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:28:05 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-waiting-for-confirmation.html Financial markets are currently in wait-and-see mode for the US employment report this afternoon, that can support the Fed’s path to a rate hike. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-things-to-do-in-jackson-hole-wyoming.html Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:43:45 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-things-to-do-in-jackson-hole-wyoming.html For a day or two, a remote valley is the centre of the financial world: central bankers, finance ministers and economists are gathering at the US Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy: positioning for better but unspectacular growth https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positioning-for-better-but-unspectacular-growth.html Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:48:40 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-positioning-for-better-but-unspectacular-growth.html Economic growth looks set to improve, albeit at a modest pace. Meanwhile, equity market sentiment remains benign, with major US indices trading near all-time highs. We maintain our preference for stocks over bonds, although we advocate a selective approach towards both asset classes. Bonds Commodities Equity Investment Strategy Real Estate Global weekly: Looking for clues https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-looking-for-clues.html Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:23:21 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-looking-for-clues.html Financial markets are currently focussed on the timing of US rate hikes. Next week, investors’ eyes will therefore be on the Jackson Hole speech of Fed chair Janet Yellen. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO reports € 662 million underlying net profit for Q2 2016, up 10% y-o-y https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q2-results-2016.html Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:01:51 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q2-results-2016.html ABN AMRO reports EUR 662 million underlying net profit for Q2 2016, up 10% y-o-y ABN AMRO Quarterly report Global weekly: No medals for mudding https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-no-medals-for-mudding.html Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:30:53 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-no-medals-for-mudding.html The eurozone economy is muddling through and global economic growth is unspectacular. Nonetheless, there is hope that things should improve from here. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Central bank action and inaction https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-bank-action-and-inaction.html Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:06:26 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-bank-action-and-inaction.html In a slow news week, central banks were the main story. There appears little impetus, however, for further meaningful stimulus. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Not out of the woods yet https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-not-out-of-the-woods-yet.html Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:32:59 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-not-out-of-the-woods-yet.html The second-quarter earnings season is going well and the ECB’s asset purchases are supporting corporate credits. But there are also political risks, problems at Italian banks and dented growth in the eurozone. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy: Adjusting to the new reality https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-adjusting-to-the-new-reality.html Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:36:21 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-adjusting-to-the-new-reality.html A new reality has emerged after the British vote to leave the European Union. Economic growth and corporate earnings expansion are now less certain. The current market rally may be a good time for portfolio adjustments. Commodities Investment Strategy Real Estate Global weekly: The next issue https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-the-next-issue.html Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:47:19 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-the-next-issue.html While the consequences of the UK vote to leave the EU start to crystallise, problems around Italian banks come to the fore. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly - Brexit vote: the aftermath https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-vote-the-aftermath.html Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:49:31 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-vote-the-aftermath.html After a market-rattling Brexit vote, equity indices recouped some of their losses this week. Safe-haven demand remained high, pushing down yields on German Bunds and US Treasuries. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global Investment Committee Meeting Summary https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-investment-committee-meeting-summary.html Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:44:17 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-investment-committee-meeting-summary.html The negative impact of the decision by Britain to leave the EU is expected to primarily impact economic growth in the UK, with a more mild effect on eurozone and global growth. Equity Investment Strategy Press release: Brexit no reason to sell equities https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-brexit-no-reason-to-sell-equities.html Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:33:46 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-brexit-no-reason-to-sell-equities.html The UK’s decision to leave the EU is no reason for ABN AMRO Private Banking to make any drastic changes to its equity policy. ‘It’s senseless to sell equities at fire-sale prices amid the commotion,’ says Didier Duret, Chief Investment Officer at ABN AMRO Private Banking. ‘It is mainly driven by political lack of visibility right after the vote to leave the EU. Visibility will come as the UK and EU leaders have to agree on a workable road map for the UK to exit.’ ABN AMRO Private Banking Equity Investment strategy: Turmoil continues https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-turmoil-continues.html Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:41:49 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-turmoil-continues.html The repercussions of the British referendum to leave the EU continue to impact financial markets around the world. During the second trading day following the outcome of the Brexit vote, European equity markets and the British pound moved below the early lows seen on Friday. Asian and US equity markets, however, appear more resilient with relatively more modest corrections. Investment Strategy Global weekly: Brexit: the path out of the EU https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-the-path-out-of-the-eu.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:02:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-the-path-out-of-the-eu.html In a historic referendum, Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU), affecting economy, politics and financial markets. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Brexit: what's next? https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/brexit-whats-next.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:21:02 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/brexit-whats-next.html Last Friday the British people have voted for the UK to leave the EU. Maurits Heldring, senior Equity Analyst at ABN AMRO, shares the equity view on video. ABN AMRO Private Banking Equity Investment strategy: "Risk has risen, but not to a systemic level" https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/risk-has%20risen-but-not-to-a-systemic-level.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:42:16 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/risk-has%20risen-but-not-to-a-systemic-level.html From a vote that had been too close to call and despite a ‘relief rally’ up until yesterday, the British have chosen to leave the European Union in a historic referendum. Initial market reaction has been swift and negative. So far this morning, risky assets have corrected by 5-10% and a flight to safety within bond markets has been seen, evidenced by a significant decline in German Bund and US Treasury yields. Investment Strategy The road to the Brexit referendum. It's almost Thursday... https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/road-to-the-brexit-referendum-its-almost-thursday.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:33:43 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/road-to-the-brexit-referendum-its-almost-thursday.html Thursday 23 June, the British people will vote on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU. Today in a video, Maurits Heldring, senior Equity Analyst, shares the latest equity view. ABN AMRO Private Banking Equity Investment Strategy 21 June 2016 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-21-june-2016.html Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:30:56 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-21-june-2016.html In the run-up to the British vote on staying in the EU, the Global Investment Committee left the asset allocation unchanged at its meeting on 16 June. It continues to reflect a modest overweight in equities, an underweight in bonds and a significant overweight in cash. Commodities are overweight, with neutral allocations to real estate and hedge funds. Bonds Currencies Equity Investment Strategy ABN AMRO Private Banking was named ‘Best International Clients Team’ at the WealthBriefing Asia Hong Kong Awards 2016 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/wealthbriefing-asia-hong-kong-awards-2016.html Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:14:08 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/wealthbriefing-asia-hong-kong-awards-2016.html ABN AMRO Private Banking was named ‘Best International Clients Team’ at the 3rd WealthBriefing Asia Hong Kong Awards. ABN AMRO Private Banking Local Global weekly: Brexit uncertainty intensifies https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-uncertainty-intensifies.html Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:13:53 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-brexit-uncertainty-intensifies.html The question to remain in or leave the EU looms over the UK and causes jitters among investors worldwide. Volatility is expected to remain high until the referendum. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity On the road to the Brexit-vote. ABN AMRO's equity analyst Jaap Rijnders advises to diversify https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-equity-view-on-video.html Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:37:22 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-equity-view-on-video.html Jaap Rijnders, equity analyst at ABN AMRO, was interviewed on video about the impact of a possible Brexit on equity markets. ABN AMRO Private Banking Equity Global weekly: Central banks and politics https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-banks-and-politics.html Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:15:46 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-banks-and-politics.html The hike in US interest rates looks delayed, the ECB’s corporate bond buying is underway and Britain votes in less than two weeks on whether to stay in the EU. Central banks and politics are dominating markets. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly On the road to the Brexit-vote. ABN AMRO Fixed Income view on video https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-fixed-income-view-on-video.html Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:39:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-fixed-income-view-on-video.html On 23 June, the British people will vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or not. As part of our communication to clients, we have developed 3 short videos in which we explain our view on a possible Brexit. ABN AMRO Private Banking Bonds Investment Outlook: Exploring new facets https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-investment-outlook-june-2016.html Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:40:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/press-release-investment-outlook-june-2016.html ABN AMRO favours cash, equities and commodities in anticipation of changing political landscape. Investment Outlook WealthBriefing European Awards 2016 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/wealth-briefing-european-awards.html Mon, 23 May 2016 13:30:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/wealth-briefing-european-awards.html ABN AMRO valt twee keer in de prijzen op de WealthBriefing European Awards 2016 in Londen. Local Investment Strategy: No US hike expected this year, but risks have increased https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-may-2016.html Mon, 23 May 2016 09:51:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-may-2016.html At the meeting of the Global Investment Committee on 19 May, the decision was made to keep the asset allocation unchanged. It continues to consist of a moderate overweight in equities and an underweight in bonds and a significant overweight in cash. Commodities are overweight, with neutral allocations to both real estate and hedge funds. Investment Strategy Global weekly: Lurking political risks https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-lurking-political-risks.html Fri, 06 May 2016 09:38:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-lurking-political-risks.html Downbeat economic data, including weakness in US manufacturing, pushed equity markets lower this week. A weaker US dollar and easing financial conditions, however, should support the recovery of the US economy in the coming quarters. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global Weekly: Wait and See https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly_wait_and_see.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly_wait_and_see.html US and European equity markets are recovering, but the mood is one of “wait and see.” Rising political risks are causing concern for bond markets in Europe’s periphery. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: In the grip of oil https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-in-the-grip-of-oil.html Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:22:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-in-the-grip-of-oil.html Oil price developments continue to grip markets. Failed talks between oil-producing countries, however, did not refrain investors from pushing major equity indices higher this week. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: As the world turns https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/gobal-weekly-as-the-world-turns.html Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:27:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/gobal-weekly-as-the-world-turns.html Worries on China and the US recede, while uncertainties around the UK and European peripheral countries resurface. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Markets pause https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-markets-pause.html Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:29:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-markets-pause.html The rally seen since mid-February is taking a breather, as concerns over China, oil prices and political risks prove enough to bring it to a temporary halt. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: End of a so-so quarter https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-end-of-a-so-so-quarter.html Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:06:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-end-of-a-so-so-quarter.html The first quarter of 2016, which started so poorly, is ending with a sigh. A relief rally has not quite managed to return stocks to where they started the year and bond markets remain mixed. ABN AMRO Private Banking Asset allocation Commodities Currencies Global Weekly ABN AMRO's perspective on the markets https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-spain-perspective-on-markets.html Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:47:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-spain-perspective-on-markets.html CIO Didier Duret visited Kurt Looyens, our Country Executive for Spain, in the Marbella office, and was interviewed by journalist Michael Cruz of Essential Magazine for its April issue. ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking Investment strategy: fear replaced by cautious optimism https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-fear-replaced-by-cautious-optimism.html Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:50:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-fear-replaced-by-cautious-optimism.html Recession fears have receded and investors are beginning to focus again on fundamentals. As markets stabilize, risky assets such as stocks are favoured over bonds. Bonds Equity Investment Strategy Global weekly: Loose policies https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-loose-policies.html Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-loose-policies.html As the US Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged on Wednesday, now both the ECB and the Fed are supporting markets. Financial markets continued their surge, but the US dollar fell sharply. Asset allocation Bonds Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO publishes 2015 Annual Report https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-publishes-2015-annual-report.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:13:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-publishes-2015-annual-report.html ABN AMRO is publishing the 2015 Annual Report of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and the 2015 Annual Report of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. today. This year, ABN AMRO is taking the next step toward integrated reporting. We focus more attention in this Annual Report on the bank’s future and strategy and provide more non-financial data, such as sustainability and employee engagement results. ABN AMRO Global weekly: ECB pulls the strings https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ecb-pulls-the-strings.html Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:06:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ecb-pulls-the-strings.html All eyes were on the European Central Bank (ECB) this week. The ECB surprised on Thursday with a large stimulus package, but disappointed markets with lower growth and inflation forecasts. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Fears recede https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fears-recede.html Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:11:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fears-recede.html The fears that had gripped markets since the beginning of the year are gradually receding. Equity markets are recovering in line with commodities, oil prices and a reduction in volatility. The bond market also perked up, as investors moved into riskier segments. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Brexit: a serious issue, but not our main scenario https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/brexit-a-serious-issue-but-not-our-main-scenario.html Fri, 04 Mar 2016 13:18:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/brexit-a-serious-issue-but-not-our-main-scenario.html Britain leaving the European Union (EU) is attracting headlines and is a serious concern. The reality, however, is that the risk and uncertainty of a “Brexit” have so far only had an effect on the currency market. Brexit polls in the UK point in the direction of the UK remaining in the EU. The margin of the vote, however, is not convincing enough for it to be seen as a foregone conclusion. Our main scenario, shared by Group Economics and the Global Investment Committee, is that the UK will remain in the EU. The probability of the UK leaving the EU is estimated to be only about 35%. Asset allocation Currencies Investment Strategy Global weekly: Mixed and volatile https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-mixed-and-volatile.html Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:52:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-mixed-and-volatile.html It has been a mixed week, as disappointing economic data, Brexit and oil prices gave markets more than enough to chew on. Equity markets, however, appear to be gradually shrugging off their problems. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy - Time to Increase Equities https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-time-to-increase-equities.html Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:12:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-time-to-increase-equities.html The fear of recession is overdone, the US Federal Reserve is expected to be “on hold” in terms of rate hikes in 2016 and central banks worldwide are expected to continue to support growth, having plenty of fiscal and monetary policy levers left to use. Against this background, the Global Investment Committee decided it was time to increase equity risk across the board at their meeting on 18 February. Asset allocation Bonds Equity Investment Strategy Global weekly: A wave of optimism https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-wave-of-optimism.html Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:01:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-wave-of-optimism.html This week, financial markets were driven by a wave of optimism, owing to a rise in oil prices and the firm comment from ECB President Mario Draghi that “we will not hesitate to act”. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO reports EUR 1,924 million underlying net profit for FY 2015, up 24% compared with FY 2014 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q4-results-2015.html Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:20:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q4-results-2015.html ABN AMRO reports EUR 1,924 million underlying net profit for FY 2015, up 24% compared with FY 2014. ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: Central banks hold the key https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-banks-hold-the-key.html Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:43:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-central-banks-hold-the-key.html Risks to the global economic outlook are mounting, as financial conditions tighten and oil prices slide. Central banks have the power to break the gloom. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy - Market turmoil: assessment and advice https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/market-turmoil-assessment-and-advice.html Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:12:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/market-turmoil-assessment-and-advice.html Since the beginning of the year, financial markets have been in turmoil. The trigger has been a succession of fears, ranging from the threat of currency devaluation in China, the consequence of low oil prices on the energy sector and the fear that policymakers will not be able to avert a global recession. Investment Strategy Global weekly: Soft patch https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-soft-patch.html Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:28:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-soft-patch.html The road to stabilisation is proving bumpier than expected. The US economy has hit a soft patch and global growth is lacklustre. Equity markets are rangebound and oversold, while bond markets have been hurt by stress related to low oil prices. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: In search of stabilisation https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-in-search-of-stabilisation.html Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:09:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-in-search-of-stabilisation.html Equity and bond markets are showing signs of stabilising. Oil prices moved upward this week, but remain volatile and a negative influence on market sentiment. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Global Weekly ABN AMRO receives approvals for a branch in Shanghai Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:44:00 +0100 ABN AMRO announces the opening of a branch in Shanghai which will focus on supporting the bank’s corporate clients in the region. ABN AMRO has been present in Shanghai with a representative office since April 2012, and has received all necessary approvals from regulators for the representative office to become a branch. ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: A bumpy ride https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-bumpy-ride.html Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:44:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-bumpy-ride.html Oil prices as well as financial markets dropped sharply since the start of the year. After ECB President Mario Draghi hinted Thursday on more stimulus measures in March, investor sentiment turned rapidly. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy January 2016 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-january-2016.html Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:55:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-january-2016.html Financial markets have been under severe pressure during the first two weeks of 2016, as worries about China and a further decline in oil prices led to a deterioration in sentiment among investors. Investment Strategy Global weekly: Fear versus fundamentals https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fear-versus-fundamentals.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:38:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-fear-versus-fundamentals.html Fear has dominated markets so far this year, pushing fundamentals, which have actually improved, to the sideline. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Happy New Year? https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-happy-new-year.html Fri, 08 Jan 2016 18:04:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-happy-new-year.html Events in China took center stage, as market interventions and currency devaluation caused reverberations in financial markets around the world. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Senior Private Banker Piet den Boer op Kanaal Z over het boek 'Sporthelden met een beperking' https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/piet-den-boer-op-kanaal-z.html Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:30:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/piet-den-boer-op-kanaal-z.html Dinsdag 5 januari heeft Piet den Boer een interview gegeven op Kanaal Z over het boek 'Sporthelden met een beperking'. Local Global weekly: As the year draws to an end https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global_weekly_as_the_year_draws_to_an_end.html Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:09:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global_weekly_as_the_year_draws_to_an_end.html The Federal Reserve’s rate hike on Wednesday didn’t prompt fireworks in financial markets. Equity investors took the Fed’s decision positively, as Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank will remain on an accommodative path. Bond markets had a muted response to the Fed’s well-signalled move. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy December 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment_strategy_december_2015.html Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:13:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment_strategy_december_2015.html The investment strategy of ABN AMRO Private Banking is aimed at providing stable future returns. The asset allocation, as determined by the Global Investment Committee, remains tilted in favour of equities with a cautious stance toward bonds. Alternative investments, consisting of hedge funds and commodities, add diversification and return potential in volatile markets. Investment Strategy Global weekly - ECB meeting: the aftermath https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ecb-meeting-the-aftermath.html Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:57:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-ecb-meeting-the-aftermath.html Equity markets retreated this week, as investors were still digesting the ECB’s recent decision not to increase the size of its monthly asset purchases and to only moderately lower the deposit rate. Bond markets initially fell in response to the ECB’s statement, before recovering a bit this week. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Navigating expectations https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-navigating-expectations.html Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:46:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-navigating-expectations.html Yesterday, after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced adjustments to its monetary policy that were less than expected, markets were disappointed. Bond yields rose, equity markets fell and the euro surged. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Countdown till December https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-countdown-till-december.html Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:25:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-countdown-till-december.html Expectations continue to build that the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank will continue to move their policies in different directions in December. The minutes of their last meetings add to these expectations, and reveal inflation worries within the ECB. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment Strategy November 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-november-2015.html Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:32:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-november-2015.html At its meeting on 12 November, the Global Investment Committee reduced risk by moving the strong overweight in equities to a less pronounced overweight. In the balanced profile-3 portfolio, this amounted to a reduction in equities of 5%. The proceeds were invested in bonds, an asset class which remains strongly underweight. Bonds Equity Investment Strategy Global weekly: More divergence ahead https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-more-divergence-ahead.html Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:51:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-more-divergence-ahead.html Central banks continue to dominate markets. In December, the paths of the European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve will further diverge, as the ECB adds to its accommodating monetary policy and the Fed hikes rates for the first time since 2006. Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Offer period for initial public offering ABN AMRO to start today, first trading expected on 20 november 2015 di, 10 nov 2015 08:20:00 +0100 You can find the full press release and other related information on the special IPO section of our ABN AMRO corporate website. ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking ABN AMRO reports EUR 509 million underlying net profit for Q3 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-reports-euro-509-million-underlying-net-profit-for-q3.html Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:19:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-reports-euro-509-million-underlying-net-profit-for-q3.html ‘In the third quarter of 2015 we raised our financial targets, posted a good set of financial results, successfully raised EUR 1 billion of Additional Tier 1 capital and continued preparing for the bank’s intended IPO.' ABN AMRO ABN AMRO Private Banking Quarterly report Global weekly: Aren’t markets ‘Fed up’ yet? https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-aren-t-markets-fed-up-yet.html Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:09:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-aren-t-markets-fed-up-yet.html Speculations around policies of the major central banks hold sway of financial markets for a while now. Expectations have risen that the Fed may lift its interest rate in December. Bond markets retreated this week, whereas equity markets continued to recover. ABN AMRO Private Banking Asset allocation Bonds Equity Global Weekly Supervisory authorities complete Dubai investigations and impose fines https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/supervisory-authorities-complete-dubai-investigations-and-impose-fines.html Wed, 04 Nov 2015 08:57:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/supervisory-authorities-complete-dubai-investigations-and-impose-fines.html ABN AMRO announces today that the supervisory authorities in the Netherlands and Dubai have completed their investigations into the previously ascertained irregularities at its Private Banking office in Dubai. ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: Following different paths https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-following-different-paths.html Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:40:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-following-different-paths.html Central banks in Europe and the US seem to headed in opposite directions, with the ECB hinting at more stimulus and the Federal Reserve weighing the timing of a first rate hike. Bond yields rose after the Fed signalled on Wednesday that a December rate hike cannot be ruled out. Equity markets mostly moved sideways this week. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: No more wait and see https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-no-more-wait-and-see.html Fri, 23 Oct 2015 08:51:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-no-more-wait-and-see.html ECB President Mario Draghi surprised markets this week with his readiness to expand the central bank’s stimulus programme, including a further cut in rates. The news buoyed equity markets. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy October 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-october-2015.html Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:20:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-october-2015.html The Global Investment Committee confirmed its conviction in the existing asset allocation at its meeting on 15 October. The allocation consists of an overweight in equities, a strong underweight in bonds and overweights in commodities and hedge funds. The GIC also decided to lift the short euro versus long US-dollar hedge for US-dollar portfolios, given a muted outlook for the US dollar. The committee’s discussion centred on the main macroeconomic scenario, calling for a continued global recovery, while also considering the potential for an adverse alternative scenario, involving a recession. Bonds Equity Investment Strategy Global weekly: Under central bankers’ spell https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-under-central-bankers-spell.html Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:11:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-under-central-bankers-spell.html Equity markets rebounded in the second half of this week, as several Fed policymakers indicated a nearterm rate hike may be premature. ECB officials took an accommodative stance as well, hinting at additional easing measures to fuel inflation. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: A positive mood https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-positive-mood.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:18:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-positive-mood.html According to the Federal Reserve minutes, the Fed kept its policy rate unchanged due to worries over emerging markets. The Fed’s decision, however, together with risen oil prices, brought markets in a positive mood. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Welkom op de vernieuwde site van abnamroprivatebanking.be! https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/website-vernieuwd.html Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:44:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/website-vernieuwd.html Vanaf 7 oktober zit onze website in een nieuw jasje. Dankzij een beperkt aantal wijzigingen vindt u voortaan makkelijk uw weg in het aanbod van ABN AMRO Private Banking België. Local Global weekly: Wrapping up the third quarter https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-wrapping-up-the-third-quarter.html Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-wrapping-up-the-third-quarter.html Despite sharp price movements in specific stocks and bonds – Glencore being a striking example – broader equity and bond markets did not change much this week. Many investors probably welcomed the end of the third quarter, as it has been the worst period for equity performance since 2011. On a brighter note, we expect equity markets to recover in the fourth quarter. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO integrates its Jersey and Guernsey private banking activities https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-integrates-jersey-and-guernsey-private-banking-activities.html Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:27:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-integrates-jersey-and-guernsey-private-banking-activities.html Today ABN AMRO Bank N.V. announces the integration of its private banking activities in Jersey and Guernsey, subject to regulatory approval. In the coming months, ABN AMRO will transfer its business from Jersey to its subsidiary in Guernsey. ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: When paths diverge https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-when-paths-diverge.html Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:02:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-when-paths-diverge.html The lack of a clear direction and a stream of depressing news has hurt sentiment. Markets perked up after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that a rate hike was “likely” in 2015. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Know when to hold ‘em https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-know-when-to-hold-em.html Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:12:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-know-when-to-hold-em.html The September meeting of the US central bank came and went yesterday, with no change in interest rates. This decision added support for stocks, bonds and gold, but was negative for the US dollar, as markets scaled back rate-hike expectations. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment strategy September 14 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-september-14.html Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:44:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-strategy-september-14.html The Global Investment Committee, at its meeting on 10 September, confirmed its conviction in the existing asset allocation. It consists of an overweight in equities, a strong underweight in bonds and overweights in commodities and hedge funds. A main discussion point was the growing divergence between developed and emerging economies, which has been thrust centre stage by events in China. The committee believes, however, that while other emerging-markets countries may be negatively affected, China’s slowdown will not affect global growth prospects. Bonds Commodities Currencies Equity Hedge Funds Investment Strategy Global weekly: Guardians of growth https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-guardians-of-growth.html Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:46:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-guardians-of-growth.html The actions of central bankers and policymakers soothed markets this week. The slowdown in China, while negatively affecting other emerging markets, should not impact global growth. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly ABN AMRO Private Banking wins #1 Website for Wealth Management 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-private-banking-nr1-website-for-wealth-management-2015.html Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:47:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-private-banking-nr1-website-for-wealth-management-2015.html ABN AMRO Private Banking has ranked first among 40 leading wealth managers and private banks globally in the annual benchmarking study ‘Websites for Wealth Management 2015’ conducted by the Swiss research company, MyPrivateBanking Research. ABN AMRO Private Banking Global weekly: More monetary easing ahead https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-more-monetary-easing-ahead.html Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:24:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-more-monetary-easing-ahead.html After dovish remarks at the press conference, we expect the European Central Bank (ECB) to increase its assetpurchasing programme on worries about global growth and inflation Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Investment outlook: Keeping a balanced view https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-outlook-keeping-a-balanced-view.html Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:00:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-outlook-keeping-a-balanced-view.html The slowdown in China and rising interest rates in the US are a concern, but are not risks to global growth. We believe that the cyclical uplift that is underway in Europe and the US will be strong enough to overcome negative market sentiment. We remain in favour of investing in stocks and commodities. Investment Outlook Global weekly: A most turbulent week https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-most-turbulent-week.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-a-most-turbulent-week.html After a week that started with a Black Monday, markets recovered surprisingly well to levels from at or above the start of the week. ABN AMRO Group Economics continues to expect an acceleration of global growth in the fourth quarter, generated by higher industrial activity and consumer demand. Asset allocation Bonds Currencies Equity Global Weekly Global weekly: Too far, too fast https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly-too-far-too-fast.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:37:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/globalweekly-too-far-too-fast.html This week, the low oil and commodity prices pushed down bond, equity and Asian currency markets. Group Economics believes the commodity correction has gone too far, too fast, but expects the oil price to remain low for longer. Global Weekly ABN AMRO reports EUR 600 million underlying net profit for Q2 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q2-results-2015.html Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:37:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/abn-amro-q2-results-2015.html ‘ABN AMRO continued to perform well in Q2 of 2015 following a good start in Q1. With net profit coming to EUR 600 million, Q2 was the most profitable quarter since the new bank was created in 2010.' ABN AMRO Private Banking Webinar "Zorgvuldig positie kiezen" https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/zorgvuldig-positie-kiezen.html Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:30:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/zorgvuldig-positie-kiezen.html Dit jaar is in economisch en financieel opzicht wel heel bijzonder. Het rendement op spaarboekjes en obligaties is ongekend laag of zelfs negatief. Wat zal de reactie zijn van de centrale banken de volgende maanden? En wat zijn de gevolgen voor de beleggers? Deze en andere vragen komen aan bod in het webinar met Han de Jong, hoofdeconoom van ABN AMRO van 23 juni. Local Mid-Year Investment Outlook 2015: Mindful moves https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/mid-year-investment-outlook-2015-mindful-moves.html Wed, 27 May 2015 19:09:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/mid-year-investment-outlook-2015-mindful-moves.html As the rally in equity markets matures and bond yields tumble, the case for diversification increases. ABN AMRO Private Banking advises staying active as the recovery progresses and remaining aware of the benefits of diversification to reduce risk. Investment Outlook Webinar over actuele topics in fiscaliteit en vermogensplanning https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/fiscaliteit-en-vermogensplanning.html Wed, 20 May 2015 14:30:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/fiscaliteit-en-vermogensplanning.html Bent u nog mee met de actuele regelgeving inzake fiscaliteit en vermogensplanning? Weet u in hoeverre de Belgische fiscus zicht heeft op uw rekeningen in het buitenland? Dirk Denies, Tax Manager & Estate Planner lichtte de actuele topics toe in een online seminar op woensdag 20 mei. Local Webinars event "Investeren in duurzaamheid" https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/investeren-in-duurzaamheid.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/investeren-in-duurzaamheid.html Onlangs nodigden wij onze relaties uit op een thema-avond rond duurzaamheid. Wat doet de bank? Wat kan u zelf doen? En wat zijn de ervaringen van een voorloper van sociaal ondernemerschap? Local Global weekly: Eurozone yearns for ECB action https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-eurozone-yearns-for-ecb-action.html Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:11:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/global-weekly-eurozone-yearns-for-ecb-action.html Energy and food prices fell sharply, but core inflation rose in the eurozone. Also the euro has weakened further. Together with low eurozone growth, these circumstances will drive the ECB to finally announce large-scale asset purchases. Global Weekly Investment Outlook: Moving forward in 2015 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-outlook-moving-forward-in-2015.html Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:28:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/investment-outlook-moving-forward-in-2015.html In 2015, ABN AMRO Private Banking expects the world economy to grow and the US expansion to broaden and to reach the shores of the eurozone and Japan. Lower energy prices will provide a boost to consumers and companies and a weaker euro and Japanese yen will complement the quantitative easing already well underway by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. Investment Outlook Webinar over duurzame innovaties https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/duurzame-innovaties.html Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/duurzame-innovaties.html Vraagt u zich ook soms af hoe de welvaart van een steeds groeiende wereldbevolking op peil gehouden kan worden, en hoe dit op een duurzame manier kan gebeuren? En wil u weten hoe u als belegger hierop kan inspelen? Bekijk dan het online seminar over “Duurzame Innovaties” van Edith Thouin. Local Webinar over ABN AMRO's expertise in fondsselectie https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/fondsselectie.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:50:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/fondsselectie.html Geen enkele beheerder kan onder àlle marktomstandigheden met zijn of haar fonds optimaal presteren. En één bank kan niet alle beleggingsexpertise in huis hebben. Daarom vertrouwt ABN AMRO de fondsselectie toe aan ons expertisecentrum, ABN AMRO Advisors. Local Webinar "Tussen economie en geopolitiek" https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/economie-en-geopolitiek.html Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/economie-en-geopolitiek.html Aan het begin van het jaar waren we voorzichtig optimistisch gestemd. Streng winterweer in Noord-Amerika en juist heel zacht winterweer in Europa hebben het lastig gemaakt om goed in het vizier te houden hoe de economie zich nu eigenlijk ontwikkelde. Daar kwam vervolgens ook nog eens toenemende geo-politieke spanning bovenop. Local Webinar "De crisis voorbij" door Chief Economist Han de Jong https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/de-crisis-voorbij.html Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:37:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/webinars/de-crisis-voorbij.html We leven in economisch onzekere tijden. Overheden moeten flink bezuinigen en het consumentenvertrouwen is nog steeds laag. Maar toch zijn er lichtpuntjes. Bekijk hier de opname van het webinar. Local Quarterly Outlook: Gaining Traction https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/quarterly-outlook-gaining-traction.html Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:05:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/quarterly-outlook-gaining-traction.html The global recovery is accelerating. Central banks are on track to return to more-normal monetary policies. The surrounding volatility is an opportunity to buy growth-oriented equities. In particular, ABN AMRO Private Banking recommends targeting small and mid-size companies in the United States and Europe. Investment Outlook Quarterly Outlook Q1 2012: Rising to the challenge https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/quarterly-outlook-q1-2012.html Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:00:00 +0100 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/quarterly-outlook-q1-2012.html ABN AMRO Private Banking predicts a eurozone recession next year whatever the outcome of the current financial crisis, forecasting negative GDP growth of -0.8% against a market consensus of 0.6% in the Q1 2012 Investment Outlook report titled ‘Rising to the challenge’. Investment Outlook Global Weekly: Solution postponed https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/Global-Weekly-20111021-Solution-postponed.html Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0200 https://www.abnamroprivatebanking.be/nl/nieuws/artikels-en-persberichten/Global-Weekly-20111021-Solution-postponed.html Our Investment Advisory Center's Strategy and Research team shares its views on the market with you through the Global Weekly, which outlines the focus and forecast for this week and the highlights from last week. Global Weekly