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  • Why EM bond investors can no longer ignore ESG

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    Why EM bond investors can no longer ignore ESG

    2021-04-08T10:06:00Z

    The most successful investors will help steer governments towards the path that boosts their credit ratings, gives them most access to the market and improves the fortunes and potential of citizens.

  • How ESG considerations can impact emerging market investments

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    How ESG considerations can impact emerging market investments

    2021-04-08T09:53:00Z

    Governments everywhere are racing to lock in historically low borrowing costs by issuing ever longer dated debt – in recent years Mexico and Argentina even managed to sell century bonds. That presents several new challenges for fixed income investors. Particularly those who own emerging market bonds.

  • How might climate change impact economic growth for emerging markets

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    How might climate change impact economic growth for emerging markets?

    2021-04-08T08:26:00Z

    For all the sovereign issuance of green bonds so far, a great deal more funding will need to be raised to limit climate change. Globally it will cost between USD1 trillion and USD2 trillion a year in additional spending to limit global warming, some 1 per cent to 1.5 per cent of worldwide GDP, according to the Energy Transitions Commission.7 And a significant part of those costs will need to be borne by emerging economies, not least because they are likely to suffer most.

  • Emerging market giants step up

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    Emerging market giants step up

    2020-11-27T15:49:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies worldwide. Weak infrastructure and healthcare systems, dependence on commodities and tourism for income, and high debt loads have left emerging markets suffering disproportionately.

  • Emerging woes

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    Emerging woes

    2020-11-27T15:10:00Z

    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

    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.

  • Covid, a stepping stone to fixing climate change

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    Covid, a stepping stone to fixing climate change

    2020-11-27T14:44:00Z

    The world stands to lose nearly half of its potential economic output by the end of the century. That’s the shortfall we face if we fail to make further progress on climate change.

  • The compelling case for alternatives

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    The compelling case for alternatives

    2020-10-12T15:38:00Z

    With only modest returns – at best – forecast for global stocks and bonds, investors may look to raise their allocations to alternatives. However, here too, the options are limited. 

  • Where next for private equity and passive investing?

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    Where next for private equity and passive investing?

    2020-10-12T15:16:00Z

    Two powerful forces have shaped the global equity landscape in recent years – passive investing and private equity (PE). A broad range of investors have turned to index-tracking funds for low-cost exposure to the broader market.

  • Alternatives - opportunities abound

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    Alternatives: opportunities abound

    2020-10-12T11:55:00Z

    With only modest returns – at best – forecast for global stocks and bonds, investors may look to raise their allocations to alternatives. However, here too, the options are limited. 

  • Why traditional balanced portfolios will not deliver attractive returns

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    Why traditional balanced portfolios will not deliver attractive returns

    2020-10-12T11:19:00Z

    The Covid-19 crisis turned the world on its head, creating major challenges for investors.

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    How Covid-19 will reshape the world and investments

    2020-10-12T11:01:00Z

    Every global shock leaves a legacy. The hyperinflation and labour unrest of the late 1970s and early 1980s, for instance, gave birth to Reaganomics and Thatcherism while the 2008 credit crisis ushered in an era of ultra-low interest rates that persists to this day.