Has the world entered a new paradigm in which growth, inflation and value investing are dead? Various indicators might have us believe this is the case.
“You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”
Sociologists are likely to see contrarian investors as deviants, while psychologists may see them as healthy, ‘independent’ thinkers
Market bubbles would not happen in a perfect world. But humans are not perfect and our economies are inherently unstable.
Fundamental investment success involves developing a view on global trends and future market directions as well as identifying relevant investments that are aligned with this strategy. This second step of the process is long and labourious.
Technology is central to how we live our everyday lives in the world today – it has enabled us to be more connected, more productive and more informed than ever before
The ESG project is well beyond its childhood, even its teenage years. PRI has been going for 13 years and SRI activity pre-dated it by a decade.
When foundations and wealthy individuals launched their Rapid Response-Able Fund (RRAF) in spring 2020, commentators sneered at the “save the world” motivation while others said it would distract attention from the political changes that were needed.
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The financial services industry is one of the least trusted in the UK. The Purpose of Finance project aims to address issues of trust and reform
“The Brumadinho dam tragedy causes us to question if we have created the conditions for a set of disasters”
A striking indication of ESG’s importance in Switzerland is that Ueli Maurer, the country’s president, will be the keynote speaker at the Swiss Sustainable Finance annual conference in Bern
Impact investing has undergone a rapid evolution over the past decade. What originally started with investments in countries at the bottom of the pyramid has become a valid investment approach in developed countries as well.
“Time to invite brown corporates to the green bond party”
The deadline for national implementation of the IORP II directive passed this January