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Market Perspectives | Is the recent risk rally sustainable?

Listen to the Podcast Interview with Vincent Chaigneau, Head of Research at Generali Investments

November was an extraordinary month and the risky assets rally has, by far, exceeded our expectations. Is this rally sustainable and can the rotation to cyclical continue? What are the main risk events to monitor?

In our latest Podcast Interview, Vincent Chaigneau, Head of Research at Generali Investments, shares his views on these and other relevant questions of the moment.

Listen to the Podcast now!

Vincent Chaigneau
Vincent Chaigneau

Head of Research

Vincent Chaigneau joined Generali Investments in August 2017 as the Head of Research and Head of Group Investment Strategy. In his current role, he is in charge of a unit currently consisting of 25 economists, strategists and credit/equity analysts based in Paris, Cologne, Trieste and Milan. In addition to this, he manages Generali’s Group Insurance Research, a 10-strong team covering insurance and financial service markets around the world and delivering proprietary industry forecasts, market intelligence and megatrend studies.

Vincent joined the Generali Group from Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he spent 24 years between Paris, New York and London, last serving as the Co-Head of Fixed Income Research, and Head of Rates & FX Strategy.

A French citizen, Vincent Chaigneau holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance, and a Poprdraduate Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bordeaux.

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