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
In this month’s video Kirsty Clark, Investment Specialist, comments on the growing focus on Sustainability and ESG issues in the wake of COVID-19, and how authorities, companies and investors have been responding.
In June, equity… 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
In this month’s video Kirsty Clark, Investment Specialist, looks at the increase in online activity and growing adoption of technology during lockdowns; from the growth in e-commerce to rising social media use. Could this evolution… Read the article
James Carville was candidate Bill Clinton’s chief strategist for the 1992 election. When asked to emphasise the single most important issue to voters, Carville responded: “It’s the economy, stupid!” Incumbent President George W.H. Bush at that time… Read the article
In this month’s video Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, looks at oil’s tumultuous ride in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted the most profound impact on energy demand in 70 years alongside oversupplied… Read the article
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