While investors’ knowledge about Responsible Investing has generally improved over the past few years, the increasing diversity of thought in the market has created new layers of confusion. Overall, investors are better equipped to grasp… Read the article
EU leaders have agreed in principle on a €750 billion recovery fund, ‘Next Generation EU,’ aimed at helping the EU economy out of the COVID-induced recession.
The European Green Deal as the EU’s recovery… Read the article
With the growing interest in Sustainable investing, many funds and indices are increasingly relying on ESG ratings to indicate the extent of a company’s adherence to, or engagement with, ESG concerns.
However, recent allegations of… Read the article
Chinese equities have been the standout asset so far this year. One of the rare areas where investors have made a positive return. This may seem odd given the fact that COVID-19 originated from China.… Read the article
As the consequences of climate change become increasingly visible, so too does the debate around how best to tackle the threat. The scientific data points to the need for urgent action, yet a concerted response… Read the article
Shifting market drivers through the decades
Markets often experience prolonged periods in which a key driver is dominant. In the context of history, the handover from one driver to another is often conveniently located around… Read the article
2020 has been a difficult year for the global airline industry in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The MSCI World Airlines USD Index is down 47.4% year-to-date versus -2.3% for the MSCI World Index… Read the article
In what has been a very volatile start to the decade in humanitarian, economic and political terms, let’s take a look at the long-term challenge of climate change to understand how it is progressing and… Read the article
Japanese small caps have been one of the best performing equity classes in the world over both a 10 and a 20-year time horizon. In local currency terms, Japanese small caps have matched the S&P500… Read the article
China is undeniably a dominant force today. It is the second largest economy in the world and continues to grow rapidly. With a couple of points faster growth, Chinese GDP will overtake the US within… Read the article
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