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Blog | Interdependence Day - Considering new responses to issues around environment, development and globalisation.

In recent scientific research, it is suggested that the Anthropocene era – the first era in which human activity has been the dominant factor in shaping the environment on Earth – has initiated the sixth species mass extinction. Unsurprisingly, climate change is cited as the “biggest single threat to the economy” by many, including Henry Paulson, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. 

The task ahead is daunting. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be brought down to 2t of CO2 equivalent per capita per year by 2050 to limit global warming to the critical threshold of 2°C. A return flight in business class from Paris to New York alone can emit 5t of CO2 equivalent.

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  • Why climate change also matters for government bond investing

    Why climate change also matters for government bond investing

    White papersMon, 21 Oct 2019

    Henry Odogwu, Head of the asset owner group Europe at FTSE Russell discusses how European asset owners are looking to extend environmental, governance and social (ESG) considerations beyond equity into fixed income

  • Rock bottom interest rates boost real estate

    Blog | Rock bottom interest rates boost real estate

    White papersThu, 10 Oct 2019

    Since the start of 2018, we have noticed remarkable outperformance of real estate equities. In the last 18 months, the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index has outperformed the aggregate equity index, the FTSE Developed Index, by around 15% 

  • Investing in Listed Real Estate

    Investing in Listed Real Estate

    White papersThu, 10 Oct 2019

    Real estate is a popular asset class. One of the ways to get exposure to it is via listed real estate companies. In this report FTSE Russell looks at practical considerations of investing in listed real estate:

  •  Equity and Fixed Income Country Classification 2019: The headlines

    Equity and Fixed Income Country Classification 2019: The headlines

    White papersTue, 1 Oct 2019

    We have just announced the results of the annual Country Classification Review for countries monitored by its global equity and fixed income indexes. Our approach to country classification is informed by feedback from a broad set of market participants and provides investors with a framework for evaluating and investing across asset classes in global equities and fixed income markets.

  • Falling too far? What sets fallen angels apart

    Blog | Falling too far? What sets fallen angels apart

    White papersFri, 27 Sep 2019

    When US investment grade bonds are downgraded and cross the ratings threshold into high yield territory, they join the sector known as “fallen angels.” And while they’re technically categorized as high yield (HY) bonds, it’s important to note that fallen angels were initially issued as investment grade (IG) credits. This is why they tend to have distinct characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the US HY bond market.

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