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The coronavirus outbreak presents us with a challenge unprecedented in recent times. RBC Global Asset Management’s experts are monitoring this complex situation closely, offering perspective on the latest developments – and what they signify for COVID-19’s economic impact.

Insights and Commentaries

COVID-19 Economic Update

#MacroMemo -  July 27 - July 31, 2020:
COVID-19 continues

The latest insights from our Chief Economist Eric Lascelles on COVID-19 and its effects on financial markets and the global economy.

Video version available here

COVID-19 Economic Updates

CGRI Update

Monthly economic webcast: Second wave concerns - July 2020
Recent weeks have seen the revival of many economies across the globe. Not surprisingly, however, the rise of new COVID-19 cases in these regions has likewise revived. In the U.S., declining conditions in southern states like Florida and Texas – some of the first to reopen back in May – bring about questions regarding how a second wave of the virus will be quelled. In his monthly webcast, Chief Economist Eric Lascelles tackles these concerns, and reasons why Japan may have the secret to success.

Supply chain risk management in the time of Covid-19
The food we eat, the goods we buy, and the services we use on a daily basis depend upon effectively functioning supply chains. COVID-19 has brought disruption to economies, financial markets, communities, travel, and commerce. It has also brought unprecedented disruption to global supply chains. 

Data privacy and security in the time of COVID-19
How has the spread of COVID-19 impacted data privacy?  How will it change after the pandemic? In this article, we share insights and discuss why RBC Global Asset Management considers data privacy and security to be material ESG factors in its investment decision-making process.

Global fixed income currencies update
Dagmara Fijalkowski, Head of Global Fixed Income & Currencies at RBC GAM, provides an update on the positioning of fixed income portfolios.

Fixed Income Update

ESG Update

Pandemic, ESG and Impact
Even before the coronavirus outbreak, more investors were looking at companies through the lens of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. But now, corporate decisions made during the COVID-19 pandemic regarding human capital, customers and society will carry greater weight. As companies face greater scrutiny during the crisis, ESG factors will now be a key layer of due diligence in evaluating an investment. Join the RBC Global Equity Team for a joint webinar, in collaboration with Black Sun, as they discuss ESG in a post-COVID-19 world, and how investors view responsible investment and ESG.