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Our new study shows factor investing adoption continues to increase globally

Invesco’s Office of Global Factor Investing believes that systematic, evidence-based application of investment factors is part of a permanent trend as these strategies can complement other approaches in achieving client objectives. The most common client journey starts with factor investing in equities before moving into other asset classes; however, adoption is often client-specific.

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Global real estate: A generally positive outlook, but balancing growth opportunities with risk mitigation is key

Economic growth has begun to moderate worldwide, as expected, but remains adequate to support real estate demand. Heading into 2020, real estate appears more attractively priced relative to other asset classes than it did in early 2019 amidst even lower long-term government bond rates, which in turn may drive additional capital into the sector as investors widen their search for yield-bearing assets. While some risks have begun to recede (namely, upward pressures on inflation and interest rates), other geopolitical risks have crystalized to such a degree that our execution strategies have evolved to mitigate against them.

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International equities: Subdued expectations may lead to positive surprises

As 2019 draws to a close, the year has seen a welcome rebound for global equities after the sharp sell-off seen in late 2018. This rally has occurred despite weakening indicators so a key question facing investors is whether stabilization in growth/activity is now close at hand.

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