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  • Emerging woes
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    Emerging woes

    2020-11-27T15:10:00Z By Pictet Asset Management

    China and India are jostling for greater geopolitical influence, within the emerging world and beyond. Their ambitions are manifold. For instance, China aims to lead the world in AI technology, India to take China’s manufacturing mantle. But over the long run, they won’t achieve their aims through armed conflict on some high Himalayan glacier.

  • Costing climate change
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    Costing climate change

    2020-11-27T14:54:00Z By Pictet Asset Management

    Climate change will cause enormous damage to economies, especially in the emerging world. People in China could be 25 per cent poorer by the end of the century than if there were no further climate change if we do nothing more to slow the rise in global temperature. For Brazil and India the shortfall is likely to exceed 60 per cent, according to modelling by a team of environmental economists at Oxford University’s Smith School in a new report sponsored by Pictet Asset Management.

  • PGIM ESG Annual Report 2019-20
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    PGIM ESG Annual Report 2019-20

    2020-11-26T15:55:00Z By PGIM (Real Estate - Homepage)

    Uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has weighed on us all. In a March note to clients and the broader PGIM community, CEO David Hunt reminded us that during times of crisis, it’s important that we look after each other. And that while markets will fluctuate, our obligation to meet our steadfast commitment to our fiduciary duties remains. 

  • Climate Investing Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns
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    Climate Investing Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns

    2020-11-26T14:35:00Z By State Street Global Advisors

    We believe climate change is one of the biggest risks in investment portfolios today. These risks impact a vast number of segments and industries – not just the obvious polluters.

  • Reinventing Investing
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    Reinventing Investing

    2020-11-26T14:21:00Z By State Street Global Advisors

    For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has believed that investing responsibly enables economic prosperity and social progress. Our clients are the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors — and together we partner to solve some of the world’s most pressing investment challenges.

  • A Sustainable Option
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    A Sustainable Option

    2020-11-25T13:55:00Z By Neuberger Berman

    The launch of S&P 500 ESG Index options marks a step forward for both ESG investing and the options market.

  • ESG Investment Insights - Achieving multiple goals through optimization
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    ESG Investment Insights - Achieving multiple goals through optimization

    2020-11-25T09:44:00Z By Bloomberg LP

    By incorporating ESG into their portfolios, investors are increasingly faced with managing multiple objectives in the portfolio construction process. For example, an investor may be looking to gain exposure to securities that are aligned to societal goals while still closely tracking a benchmark.

  • Limited shelf life? Why the fast fashion model is under strain
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    Limited shelf life? Why the fast fashion model is under strain

    2020-11-23T16:41:00Z By Federated Hermes

    The fast fashion industry has a detrimental impact on the environment, but more people switched to online retailers when pandemic lockdowns shuttered high street stores.

  • Global gold-backed ETFs - A popular gateway to the gold market
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    Global gold-backed ETFs: A popular gateway to the gold market

    2020-11-18T09:46:00Z By World Gold Council

    Gold-backed exchange-traded funds and similar products (gold ETFs)1 have flourished since their introduction in 2003, attracting both institutional and retail investors across the globe.2

  • The relevance of gold as a strategic asset - Russia edition
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    The relevance of gold as a strategic asset - Russia edition

    2020-11-17T09:46:00Z By World Gold Council

    Russia has long had a close connection with gold, although one that has varied over many generations. For example, the Gokhran of Russia (The State Repository of Precious Metals and Gemstones of the Russian Federation), now part of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, can trace its origins back to 1719, when Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, established the country’s first State Treasury.

  • Our debt to nature
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    Our debt to nature

    2020-11-16T16:43:00Z By Federated Hermes

    For the most part, companies have taken the immense value of nature for granted, but global ecosystems are now threatened at unprecedented levels.

  • How ILS now offer investors more than diversification
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    How ILS now offer investors more than diversification

    2020-11-16T09:07:00Z By Schroders

    Insurance linked securities are known as a valuable diversification tool, but recent insurance market dynamics mean investors are also getting better yields. We take a look at why.

  • A Vaccine to End All Lockdowns?
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    A Vaccine to End All Lockdowns?

    2020-11-12T17:21:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    Vaccine progress led a rally in stocks, though questions remain. The PBOC is expected to keep policy steady at its November meeting amid a recovering economy, and despite positive data, full recovery in U.S. employment isn’t likely until greater childcare options are available.

  • The coronavirus and its impact on SDG 8
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    The coronavirus and its impact on SDG 8

    2020-11-12T16:38:00Z By Federated Hermes

    How can the actions of companies affect Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8: economic growth and decent work for all? Has the coronavirus interrupted progress towards this goal? To find out, tune in to Fundamentals.

  • Carbon capture - Solution or pipedream?
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    Carbon capture: Solution or pipedream?

    2020-11-12T15:49:00Z By Aviva Investors

    Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is becoming an increasingly urgent priority in the fight against climate change. Both new and established pathways to remove the gas are under scrutiny, as decision makers around the globe grapple with how to take the most effective action.

  • Market Update - Gold loans help India weather the COVID-19 storm
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    Market Update - Gold loans help India weather the COVID-19 storm

    2020-11-10T16:36:00Z By World Gold Council

    Pledging gold as collateral to meet financing needs has been an ever-present feature of the Indian gold market. Indian households use gold loans to meet the financing needs for health, education and marriage, while small businesses use them for their working capital requirement.

  • Risk friendly ways to consider a Bitcoin allocation
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    Risk friendly ways to consider a Bitcoin allocation

    2020-11-10T09:39:00Z By FTSE Russell

    The rapid development of institutional grade financial infrastructure such as exchanges and custody arrangements has made digital assets such as Bitcoin more accessible to traditional asset managers, ETF issuers and other investment institutions. However, questions of how to think about allocation to digital assets and the mitigation of risk are not widely considered.

  • Market Update- Chinese commercial banks’ retail gold businesses in focus
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    Market Update : Chinese commercial banks’ retail gold businesses in focus

    2020-11-09T15:16:00Z By World Gold Council

    China’s physical gold investment market has come a long way since its liberalisation in 2004.1 Primarily driven by the nation’s economic expansion, it became the largest gold bar and coin market worldwide in 2013 and has maintained its dominance since.

  • Demystifying cryptocurrencies - A Q&A with Digital Asset Research
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    Blog | Demystifying cryptocurrencies: A Q&A with Digital Asset Research

    2020-11-06T09:22:00Z By FTSE Russell

    Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, many investors have been intrigued with the world of cryptocurrency, yet a range of reasonable concerns have kept most away. A decade later, cryptocurrency has begun to move into the mainstream, with by many reports over 5,000 cryptocurrencies or tokens created. However, despite growing investor interest, many still struggle when evaluating digital assets, put off by the complexity of the space or previous negative sentiment associated with it.

  • Vaccine Distribution - The Logistics Challenge of a Lifetime
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    Vaccine Distribution - The Logistics Challenge of a Lifetime

    2020-11-05T12:40:00Z By Barings (Europe)

    An effective vaccine distribution strategy requires near-perfection across the supply chain, orchestrating billions of vaccines from manufacturing facilities across various transportation modes, in sensitive climate-controlled environments, and to their final destinations.