The September PRI in Person event in Paris was huge on a number of levels. In his most recent blog David Harris, group head of sustainable business at FTSE Russell, gives his five key take-aways.
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Every Russell 3000 ICB Supersector has bounced back from March 2020 lows, but none quite so dramatically as Automobiles and Parts. For the 3/31/20 – 8/31/20 time period, Autos and Parts delivered returns that were nearly triple those of the next highest performing Supersector. This performance success story has been largely shaped by two themes: industry innovation and the pandemic-driven do-it-yourself car maintenance trend.
Germany’s stock market – perhaps like the country itself - is sometimes mischaracterised as solid and reliable, and perhaps overly dependent on industrial heavyweights. But as we highlighted in a post earlier this year (link to Tim’s post about Germany) German stock market performance has been more than solid since COVID – in fact the second best performing Developed European market (as measured by FTSE GEIS) since the recovery began on 23rd March. And that growth is in part due to a greater diversity than the stereotype of blue-chip industrial behemoths.
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