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  • Record US Index Concentration Adds Hazards for Investors

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    Record US Index Concentration Adds Hazards for Investors

    2020-07-06T08:54:00Z

    US growth companies led the second-quarter rebound, fueled by the five largest technology and new media stocks, which now comprise more than a third of the Russell 1000 Growth Index (R1000G). Investors should be alert to the risks of high benchmark concentration.

  • Lopsided Equity Rally Highlights Growing Market Risks

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    Lopsided Equity Rally Highlights Growing Market Risks

    2020-07-06T08:49:00Z

    Global equities rebounded sharply in the second quarter, driven by massive stimulus efforts and progress in the fight against the coronavirus. But investors face new risks in the third quarter as companies and countries count the costs of the pandemic and cope with the threat of a second wave of contagion.

  • Brexit in the Coronavirus Era

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    Brexit in the Coronavirus Era

    2020-07-02T08:59:00Z

    Reaching a mutually beneficial Brexit deal has so far been beyond the reach of UK and European Union (EU) negotiators. Now that COVID-19 has struck, can they avoid a damaging split?

  • Unlocking REIT Potential Amid COVID-19

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    Unlocking REIT Potential Amid COVID-19

    2020-07-01T09:02:00Z

    Investors remain cautious after seeing the severe impact to the lodging and retail sectors. But there’s much more to real estate and overlooking the full picture could mean missing out on the true potential.

  • ESG Research Helps Reveal Resilience amid COVID-19

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    ESG Research Helps Reveal Resilience amid COVID-19

    2020-06-29T09:06:00Z

    Companies are coping with diverse challenges through the coronavirus crisis. Investors who integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their research can gain important insights on how businesses are adapting—and how future return potential might be affected.

  • How the COVID-19 Crisis Validates Sustainable Investing

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    How the COVID-19 Crisis Validates Sustainable Investing

    2020-06-25T09:16:00Z

    The economic and market challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have put investors through a trial by fire this year. Yet the crisis has also validated sustainable investing strategies focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

  • Assessing Climate Risk in Portfolios - Expert Roundtable

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    Assessing Climate Risk in Portfolios: Expert Roundtable

    2020-06-01T09:18:00Z

    With climate change, portfolio managers face a new type of variable with diverse effects on economies, industries and companies. AB investors and experts from Columbia University and Willis Towers Watson weigh in on how to address climate change in the investment process.

  • Science and Investing - Addressing the Climate Imperative

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    Science and Investing: Addressing the Climate Imperative

    2020-06-01T09:15:00Z

    Tackling climate change will require enormous amounts of capital—invested smartly. Climate scientists and investors can learn from each other, an idea driving collaboration among Columbia University climate experts and AB investment professionals.

  • Why Investors Need to Calibrate Climate Risk Now

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    Why Investors Need to Calibrate Climate Risk Now

    2020-06-01T09:11:00Z

    The global climate is enormously complex, challenging investors to determine ground-level impacts on individual issuers. With climate change likely to accelerate, it’s time to ramp up analysis now—and not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

  • Why Have Chinese Stocks Held Up So Well?

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    Why Have Chinese Stocks Held Up So Well?

    2020-05-27T13:11:00Z

    China’s stock markets have been remarkably resilient. As the world’s second-largest economy emerged first from the virus-induced shock, corporate earnings downgrades were relatively contained while government stimulus was preserved for future use.

  • Preparing Chinese Holdings for Potential US Action

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    Preparing Chinese Holdings for Potential US Action

    2020-05-27T13:09:00Z

    Tensions between the US and China are flaring up again, but tariffs probably aren’t on the table this time. With pressure mounting on Chinese stocks listed in the US, including those widely held in emerging-market portfolios, investors need to consider how to prepare for the mounting risks.

  • What We Can Learn from China’s Rapid Normalization

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    What We Can Learn from China’s Rapid Normalization

    2020-05-14T13:14:00Z

    China is further along the coronavirus curve than much of the rest of the world and is on a fast path toward normal. We think its experience bears close watching—not only because China is a major contributor to global economic activity, but also because there will likely be important takeaways for the rest of the world as other countries plan their own reopenings.