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2020: LOOKING BACK AT A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

In the same way Covid-19 has dominated our lives and the news cycle, it has been the dominant factor shaping investments in 2020. Iain McGowan, Scottish Widows Director of Investments, addresses some key questions about a year like no other, looking back over a tumultuous 12 months and its impact on markets, investors and the wider industry. 

LIFE AFTER LIBOR

Time is running out for LIBOR, the long-standing benchmark for countless cash and money market funds around the world. It’s a significant and complex change that has been underway behind the scenes, but with the 2021 deadline approaching, LIBOR will be back in the spotlight. What will replace the beleaguered banking rate, and what will it mean for investors? 

WEATHERING THE COVID STORM: HOW ASIA HAS FARED

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc around the world but some countries have contained it far better than others. Among these are several of the largest countries in Asia and we ask why this has been the case, how their economies have fared as a result, and what their prospects are as we enter 2021. 

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