ESG scores and beyond

ESG scores and beyond

🕔12:08, 7.May 2021

A FTSE Russell ESG rating is the culmination of a rigorous process that combines various aspects of an issuer's total Environmental, Social or Governance exposure and performance, into a single score. Whereas the process synthetizes ESG information objectively, a company’s

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A Temporary Reversal

A Temporary Reversal

🕔10:45, 7.May 2021

Equity Outlook: The simple reflation trades – value versus growth, cyclicals versus defensives, small caps versus large caps – that had performed well following the news of positive vaccine trial results last November reversed in April (see Exhibit 1). The

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100 dagen Joe Biden

100 dagen Joe Biden

🕔08:51, 7.May 2021

Amerikaans president Joe Biden is 100 dagen aan de macht. Hij maakt flink vaart bij het aanpakken van de pandemie. Maar hoe ziet zijn beleid er na corona uit? Om 8:00 uur lokale tijd nam Verenigde Staten-correspondent Michiel Vos in

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Optimism is justified, but Fed patience is likely

Optimism is justified, but Fed patience is likely

🕔16:20, 6.May 2021

Quarterly macro and market insights: Optimism on the US economic outlook increased as the COVID-19 vaccination rollout accelerated, and the new Biden administration embarked on expansive fiscal policy. The US$1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in

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Exploring the relationship between modern portfolio theory and SDG investing

Exploring the relationship between modern portfolio theory and SDG investing

🕔15:43, 6.May 2021

At first glance, investing to achieve outcomes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals may appear inconsistent with an optimised portfolio outcome under the modern portfolio theory. However, tailwinds or risks associated with SDG-oriented investments may not be appropriately priced in

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Cruciale rol van beursgenoteerde infrastructuur in de transitie naar schone energie

Cruciale rol van beursgenoteerde infrastructuur in de transitie naar schone energie

🕔14:15, 6.May 2021

Waarom schone energie-aandelen moeten worden overwogen als onderdeel van een allocatie aan infrastructuur. Het upgraden van de infrastructuur kan de productiviteit van een economie een boost geven. Erin beleggen is net zo waardevol. Als belegging leveren reële activa zoals elektriciteitsnetten

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2021 Recovery to continue and beat potential

2021 Recovery to continue and beat potential

🕔12:01, 6.May 2021

April started on a positive note for financial markets, after an exceptional first quarter, with divergent fortunes for equities and global bonds. Going forward, the progression of the recovery will likely be the key market driver, leading to greater divergences.

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Event-Driven Stays Alluring Despite the SPAC Slowdown

Event-Driven Stays Alluring Despite the SPAC Slowdown

🕔10:00, 6.May 2021

Event-Driven strategies saw exciting developments in recent quarters, in a context where global M&A volumes saw the strongest start to the year ever. Global M&A volumes, close to USD 1.5 trillion year-to-date, were fueled by a flurry of U.S. acquisitions

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Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines

Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines

🕔16:30, 5.May 2021

The Weekly Brief: Net zero commitments are hitting the headlines, following President Biden’s recent pledge to cut US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in half by 2030. In total, 58 countries, representing 54% of global GHG emissions, have now communicated a

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When will U.S. daily life return to normal?

When will U.S. daily life return to normal?

🕔14:06, 5.May 2021

As the U.S. continues its COVID-19 vaccination program, the Return to Normal Index measures human activity data relative to prepandemic levels. The index is constructed by our data scientists and fundamental analysts and tracks activities in the U.S. including travel,

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Absolute Return is an Absolute Must

Absolute Return is an Absolute Must

🕔11:30, 5.May 2021

The coordinated central bank response to the COVID-19 crisis has pushed real yields in the developed world into firmly negative territory. While this policy action prevented a prolonged recession, it has left fixed-income investors grappling with an asset class where

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Beleggen in Chinese obligaties

Beleggen in Chinese obligaties

🕔09:52, 5.May 2021

Een opkomende, wereldwijd belangrijke activaklasse. China is nu de op één na grootste obligatiemarkt ter wereld met een omvang van 15 duizend miljard dollar, net na de VS en vóór Japan [1] , maar telt nog steeds weinig internationale beleggers.

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A Quarter with Two Halves: Q1 China Internet Update

A Quarter with Two Halves: Q1 China Internet Update

🕔15:15, 4.May 2021

Potential Fork in the Road for Investors & Companies: Stay or Pivot to Hong Kong? Data from Bloomberg and based on KWEB holdings as of 3/31/2021. Fund holdings are subject to change. Global indexes may migrate to Hong Kong listings

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Why the Japanese market is performing well again

Why the Japanese market is performing well again

🕔11:45, 4.May 2021

Though under the radar since the onset of the global pandemic, Japan’s equity markets have outpaced major developed market equities both in 2020 and year-to-date in 2021 as the world seeks to transition to a post-pandemic recovery. Indeed, Japanese equities

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Podcast: Why invest in inclusive growth?

Podcast: Why invest in inclusive growth?

🕔10:31, 4.May 2021

Market weekly: Being open to an inclusive growth approach goes hand in hand with a focus on long-term performance and contributes to a better climate for doing business and investment. As investment specialist Ramon Esteruelas and ESG research analyst Delphine

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A Rate and Reflation Balancing Act

A Rate and Reflation Balancing Act

🕔09:26, 4.May 2021

Bond Compass: Good news was bad for bond investors in the first quarter, as improving growth prospects on the heels of accelerating vaccinations and fiscal stimulus pushed global yields higher. With administered doses nearing 700 million globally, the immunization process

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For long-term profitability, inclusive growth matters

For long-term profitability, inclusive growth matters

🕔17:31, 3.May 2021

Companies focused on inclusive growth could stand to benefit in the long run. Investment specialist Ramon Esteruelas and environmental, social and governance (ESG) research analyst Delphine Riou explain why and how investors can target this theme. This theme fits in

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Q2 Outlook: Staying the course

Q2 Outlook: Staying the course

🕔15:45, 3.May 2021

With record amounts of stimulus still gushing through global markets, and the economic cycle at a relatively early stage, we remain positive on risk assets. Risk assets have notched up strong and even spectacular returns from their pandemic lows, prompting

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As the Policy Pendulum Swings, a New Inflation Regime Takes Shape

As the Policy Pendulum Swings, a New Inflation Regime Takes Shape

🕔14:02, 3.May 2021

After a long period of disappointing economic outcomes for much of the global populace, the pendulum is swinging toward a new policy mix – and away from the fiscal austerity that often marked the previous cycle. Starting with the Brexit

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EU Taxonomy: a pathway to superior corporate sustainability

EU Taxonomy: a pathway to superior corporate sustainability

🕔12:54, 3.May 2021

The European Union’s bid to create a common framework to support the Green Deal is also an opportunity for asset managers. Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge the world currently faces. Delivering on the 2015 Paris Agreement goal to

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Navigating a Landscape of Interlinked Crises

Navigating a Landscape of Interlinked Crises

🕔10:57, 3.May 2021

Opportunities presented by public policy in the Biden era.  Within T. Rowe Price, our Public Policy Research team supports our analysts and portfolio managers through all stages of the investment process. We work closely with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) team to

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Capital Markets View – April 2021

Capital Markets View – April 2021

🕔10:00, 3.May 2021

The US market hit all-time highs during the first quarter and a number of non – US markets joined the march upwards, including the Canadian and European equity markets. Those non-US markets have tended to have a healthy tilt toward

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Traditional markets vs. Crypto markets out with the old, in with the new

Traditional markets vs. Crypto markets out with the old, in with the new

🕔08:59, 3.May 2021

Since the Dutch East India Co.’s public share offering in 1602, public markets have allowed for people of all walks of life to help cultivate, contribute, and profit from a capitalistic system that has pulled many out of poverty. Over

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