Reducing Carbon Risk in Institutional Portfolios

Reducing Carbon Risk in Institutional Portfolios

🕔17:51, 30.aug 2019

When the world’s largest mining company declares “we recognise global climate change science, as laid out by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” 1, it becomes hard to argue that climate change has not reached mainstream science. This

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Jaarcijfers zorgverzekeraars en zorgfinanciering 2019

Jaarcijfers zorgverzekeraars en zorgfinanciering 2019

🕔17:50, 30.aug 2019

Vektis publiceert elk jaar de jaarcijfers over de zorgverzekeraars en de zorgfinanciering. We kijken daarbij naar de ontwikkeling van het aantal zorgverzekeraars. Ook geven we inzicht in het financiële resultaat van de zorgverzekeraars in 2016, 2017 en 2018. Daarbij maken

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Solving the Mysteries of Alpha

Solving the Mysteries of Alpha

🕔17:50, 30.aug 2019

Point of View As evidenced by their high fees, stock pickers still are coveted in investing. Conventional wisdom attributes much of alpha to the skill of investment managers finding the best businesses at the right price. However, the mysteries of

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Uncovering the true guardians of the environment

Uncovering the true guardians of the environment

🕔17:48, 30.aug 2019

Investing to protect the planet's natural resources requires a deep understanding of industry's ecological footprint. Our environmental strategy has a model for that.  

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Responsible investing: factor friend or foe?

Responsible investing: factor friend or foe?

🕔17:46, 30.aug 2019

Can environmental, social and governance concerns (ESG) ft within a factor-based portfolio? In this article, we tackle two issues: the inconsistency in methodologies for ESG scoring, and ways to integrate ESG considerations into factor portfolios.  As growing numbers of investors

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Mispriced Innovation – Patents as a Leading Indicator for Earnings Growth

Mispriced Innovation – Patents as a Leading Indicator for Earnings Growth

🕔17:45, 30.aug 2019

By protecting intellectual property rights, patents act as a safeguard for the economic interests of inventors and give them incentive to innovate. The innovations that they were designed to protect are a driving force of technological and social change. From

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Value investing in emerging markets: lessons from history

Value investing in emerging markets: lessons from history

🕔17:45, 30.aug 2019

Emerging markets are a lot less emerging than they used to be. A more integrated global economy means that the world has become smaller. Investors and managers no longer suffer from limited visibility into markets, and the transparency around the

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Comparing liquid alternatives and hedge funds

Comparing liquid alternatives and hedge funds

🕔17:43, 30.aug 2019

Liquid alternatives (typically regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940) and hedge funds (often lightly regulated legal structures) are public and private vehicles that investors use to access a variety of alternative investment strategies. To compare and contrast them,

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A research study looking at structural shifts in the global economy and how they affect our investment thinking

A research study looking at structural shifts in the global economy and how they affect our investment thinking

🕔17:39, 30.aug 2019

Megatrends A confluence of global megatrends is prompting structural shifts in many industries and changing the drivers of corporate earnings. Most major economies are undergoing powerful shifts in their demographic profiles, while resource scarcity and climate change are coming under

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Buy-to-let verdringt starter van de koopwoningmarkt

Buy-to-let verdringt starter van de koopwoningmarkt

🕔17:38, 30.aug 2019

Buy-to-let is, in de omvang waarin het zich de afgelopen jaren in Nederland heeft voorgedaan, een nieuw verschijnsel. Dat particuliere beleggers op grote schaal koopwoningen kopen om die woningen vervolgens te verhuren, laat zien dat de verhoudingen op de woningmarkt

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Do universal owners vote to curb negative corporate externalities?

Do universal owners vote to curb negative corporate externalities?

🕔17:28, 30.aug 2019

Working Paper Do universal owners vote to curb negative corporate externalities? An empirical analysis of shareholder meetings This paper tests whether very diversified and patient investors, also known as universal owners, tend to vote in favor of shareholder resolutions instructing

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In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?

In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?

🕔17:28, 30.aug 2019

Stablecoins claim to stabilise the value of major currencies in the volatile crypto-asset market. This paper describes the often complex functioning of different types of stablecoins and proposes a taxonomy of stablecoin initiatives. To this end it relies on a

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Global Equity Ratings

Global Equity Ratings

🕔17:18, 30.aug 2019

Preferred Sectors: Health Care, Technology and Consumer 

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Credit Markets Weekly

Credit Markets Weekly

🕔17:15, 30.aug 2019

Which weapon will be drawn next? The trade dispute continues to dominate financial market activity. Which weapon will be drawn next? Will China also raise tariffs in retaliation after the recent escalation by the US, or perhaps even block exports

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Forex News

Forex News

🕔16:38, 30.aug 2019

With the further escalation of the trade war between the US and China in August and a British government that has set its course for a hard Brexit, market concerns have generally increased. So far, the EURUSD has reacted relatively

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De Voorbije Week in een Notendop

De Voorbije Week in een Notendop

🕔15:33, 30.aug 2019

De eerste PMI voor de eurozone is in augustus onverwacht geklommen tot 51,8 (vs.een consensus van 51,2). Die stijging was te danken aan de solide groei van de dienstensectoren een voorzichtige stabilisatie van de krimp van de industrie Door de

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The pros and cons of currency hedging

The pros and cons of currency hedging

🕔07:22, 30.aug 2019

With the dollar remaining strong, Chris discusses whether it makes sense to hedge currencies for international investing. The currency conundrum continues. With the dollar maintaining its strength versus other currencies, the question of whether to hedge that currency effect remains

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How EM Investors Can Succeed in a Dovish Monetary Backdrop

How EM Investors Can Succeed in a Dovish Monetary Backdrop

🕔12:42, 29.aug 2019

T. Rowe Price Insights Central bank support should not shift investor focus away from fundamentals. KEY INSIGHTS ■ Despite growth concerns, we believe emerging markets (EM) can perform well as they form an important source of real income in a

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Three Reasons to Consider Dividend Growers

Three Reasons to Consider Dividend Growers

🕔11:38, 29.aug 2019

Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Should you care about negative bond yields?

Should you care about negative bond yields?

🕔07:23, 29.aug 2019

In some parts of the world, bonds are yielding less than zero. Karen explains how that can happen, what it means for your portfolio and moves to consider. Global interest rates have seesawed in 2019.  At the start of the

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Status quo enough for markets

Status quo enough for markets

🕔07:59, 28.aug 2019

Perspectives The biggest market drivers remain trade and central banks. The dichotomy we have been witnessing with both equities and bonds rallying continues, as expectations for easing and growth concerns support fixed income, while supportive central banks and a welcome

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Time to stock up on quality?

Time to stock up on quality?

🕔07:30, 28.aug 2019

“Quality” stocks are said to offer a measure of portfolio stability ― a trait that becomes more valuable when markets are volatile and/or the business cycle is growing older. Both are true today. Tony DeSpirito offers his take on investing

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Let Others’ Mistakes Be Your Opportunity

Let Others’ Mistakes Be Your Opportunity

🕔20:04, 27.aug 2019

CIO Outlook A colleague has an old Barron’s cartoon hanging in his office showing two large people, both smoking and one holding a “mondo cola.” The caption reads, “This whole damn health-care system is a mess.” In “Mistakes Were Made

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As Cycle Matures, Investors Are Becoming Choosier

As Cycle Matures, Investors Are Becoming Choosier

🕔18:26, 27.aug 2019

Strategist’s Corner  In brief ■ Companies are pulling multiple non-core levers to maintain margins, but investors are becoming increasingly wary. ■ Avoiding companies with unsustainably high margins is key. ■ While the real economy is better positioned than in the

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Volatility is likely path forward for high yield

Volatility is likely path forward for high yield

🕔18:05, 27.aug 2019

Volatility is likely path forward for high yield after strong advance in first half of 2019 Aided by expectations of monetary easing, the second quarter of 2019 saw high-yield corporate bonds on both sides of the Atlantic continue one of

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