Cryptocurrencies have been surrounded by hype and controversy - but the technology behind them, blockchain, is rapidly demonstrating its potential as a powerful sustainability solution. While offering advantages in many ESG related areas this relatively new technology has several issues to overcome.
The investment industry has firmly embraced factor investing as a way to try to generate superior returns and manage risk, but have the benefits of analyzing factors within portfolios been fully recognized?
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ESG scoring has become a popular tool for investors and portfolio managers but they should understand that ESG scoring comes with some bias. Nissay Asset Management uses a simulation model to analyze the effect of corporate information disclosure on ESG scoring.
Public equities, by virtue of their global scale, make powerful impacts all over the world. At ClearBridge, we amplify this impact by being intentional active investors through capital allocation and direct company engagement, driving positive change while contributing to financial returns.
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Is it time to declare that the world’s second largest economy and equity market is an asset class? We developed a framework based on comprehensive research that shows China is more than just an opportunity, it's a strategic investment category.
A growing number of multi-national companies are embracing a globally-coordinated approach to managing their retirement plans. To help you build on your retirement plan vision, BlackRock has created a framework for designing global retirement principles and governance.
Gold can play a fundamental role in a portfolio. Our analysis shows that adding 2%, 5% or 10% in gold over the past decade to the average pension fund portfolio would have both increased returns and reduced volatility, resulting in higher risk-adjusted returns.
Despite tight credit spreads, Artisan Partners Credit Team believes the benign credit backdrop of strong economic momentum and low default activity should create a favorable environment for high yield investors going forward.
As a long-standing provider of employee benefits; Prudential sponsored a survey to gain perspective on how employers think about their benefits programs overall, and gauge the role that financial wellness programs play.
We believe China’s risks for a hard landing have decreased due to a confluence of positive forces. Our optimism is driven by better quality economic growth involving an increased role for the private sector and effective shadow banking regulation.
In a global rising tide, small craft may get a bigger lift than cruise ships. International small-cap stocks offer a large opportunity set, strong historical performance, diversification benefits and a somewhat lower risk profile than U.S. investors might expect.
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