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Since this coronavirus appeared, UBP has provided its clients with guidance and support as we all tackle this unprecedented global health crisis. We give you regular updates on everything from our own safety protocols and the recommendations issued by the authorities to our experts’ latest analysis on the effects of the pandemic on the world economy and financial markets.
Small and mid caps have traditionally recorded higher growth rates and investment returns over the long term than large caps: it is easier to generate a dynamic growth rate from a smaller base. Swiss and European small and medium-sized capitalisations – so-called ‘SMID caps’ – also tend to provide investors with ‘pure play’ exposure to major secular growth trends.
US 10-year Treasury yields have risen 110 bps from their July, 2020 lows and 60 bps alone in 2021. Using previous bond market ‘tantrums’ going back to 2008 as a reference, a rise to as much as 1.7-2.5% may still lie ahead should the turmoil resume.