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Q2 2017 Business Update

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Amundi Global Investment Views July 2017

The global economy continues to improve, especially in the Eurozone, amid fewer political risks, leaving room for Central Banks to plan their exit moves.


On 3rd July 2017, Pioneer Investments became part of the Amundi group. Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 101 globally. 
Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, the combined company now manages over 1.3 trillion2 euros of assets across six investment hubs3.


1. Source: IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2017 and based on AUM as at December 2016.

2.  Source: Pro forma Amundi + Pioneer Investments combined figures as of end December 2016.

3. Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo.



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FED prepares for balance-sheet normalisation

We believe that the Federal Reserve will continue to gradually increase rates, not merely in light of their dual mandate for full employment and price stability, but also to foster financial stability. Balance sheet normalization may have a limited overall impact on Treasury yields in the intermediate term. The initiation of the program may result in a short-term selloff across fixed income markets, however the tapering initiative should be priced in.