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Hout: duurzame én innovatieve belegging

Hout: duurzame én innovatieve belegging

🕔13:55, 15.Oct 2021

Zowel het momentum als de vooruitzichten op lange termijn zijn gunstig voor beleggingen in de brede waardeketen rond hout. Van de aanplanting van bossen tot de verwerking van hout tot enkele van de meest innovatieve materialen.  De Timber-strategie van Pictet

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4 things global financial cycles are telling us

4 things global financial cycles are telling us

🕔10:55, 15.Oct 2021

As much of the global economy climbs out of the pandemic-induced downturn, investors are scrutinising every new economic data point for clues to the outlook for growth and inflation. I think they should also take the 30,000-foot view afforded by

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Podcast: Good Momentum for Value and ESG investing

Podcast: Good Momentum for Value and ESG investing

🕔09:19, 15.Oct 2021

A compelling investment opportunity: Japanese equities offer attractively priced and more visible earnings growth for 2021 and beyond. Nevertheless, Japanese equities are currently trading at a discount to global equities. And Japan 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.

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How to harness the emerging market ‘triple premium’

How to harness the emerging market ‘triple premium’

🕔08:22, 15.Oct 2021

In this quickfire Q&A, Yoram Lustig, Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, EMEA, outlines the compelling reasons why investors should consider a strategic allocation to emerging market equities – as well as the benefits of employing active management in this increasingly diverse

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Committing to zero carbon real estate

Committing to zero carbon real estate

🕔14:19, 14.Oct 2021

If the world is to avoid more destructive climate change over the coming decades, every industry must change how it operates and strive to reach net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Given that buildings

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Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

Tesla’s governance is stuck in reverse

🕔09:51, 14.Oct 2021

We have sold Tesla from our Global Sustainable Equity portfolios, having held the shares since early 2019. This sale follows a downgrade in our internal sustainability ranking.

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Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

🕔14:35, 8.Oct 2021

Increased issuance means more buy‑side diligence is needed. The extraordinary growth of debt issuance with an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus over the last few years has brought responsible investing to the forefront of fixed income management, with the increase

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A farewell to negative yields?

A farewell to negative yields?

🕔11:30, 8.Oct 2021

In Credit: US bond yields have stabilsed this quarter after the material sell-off in the first quarter. It has been a different story for yields in Europe, however, which have trended higher. This reflects a heavy supply schedule and speculation

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 8.Oct 2021

During 2020 the market went through a number of distinct phases from, 1) ignorance of the impending COVID-19 effects (January, February) to, 2) panic (end of February to mid-April) to, 3) the “world will need to change” as a broad

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Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

🕔09:05, 8.Oct 2021

After surviving a steep collapse in oil prices in 2020, major oil companies are being pressed by louder calls to figure out their contributions to societal goals of net zero emissions by 2050. In recent months, activist shareholders led by

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Could the digital renminbi change banking and e-commerce in China?

Could the digital renminbi change banking and e-commerce in China?

🕔11:57, 7.Oct 2021

The digital renminbi is unlikely challenge the US dollar’s global dominance any time soon because of the Chinese currency’s structural limitations. However, it may prompt changes in China’s technology and financial sectors that could indirectly enhance the international competitiveness of

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Responsible Investment Report 2020

Responsible Investment Report 2020

🕔09:15, 7.Oct 2021

2020 could have been a pause for the growth of the RI industry. Instead, we saw an explosion in interest partly fueled by the resilience of sustainable portfolios to the economic shock we lived through. The effects of the global

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Esg Investing In Real Estate

Esg Investing In Real Estate

🕔15:43, 6.Oct 2021

Building a sustainable portfolio.The property industry is the largest emitter of CO2. By making buildings more sustainable, we can help the environment and boost returns. Investors are waking up to the fact that sustainable investing isn’t just good for the planet

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Positioning along the curve

Positioning along the curve

🕔16:36, 1.Oct 2021

LDI Deep Dive Series: Investors with future liabilities are normally exposed to interest rate risk. A fall in interest rates will increase the value placed on future liabilities. By adopting a liability-driven investment (LDI) strategy, much of this interest rate

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How Digital Currencies Add Policy Potency for Emerging Markets

How Digital Currencies Add Policy Potency for Emerging Markets

🕔12:03, 1.Oct 2021

More monetary policy control as rate decisions have a broader impact.  Digital currencies issued by emerging market (EM) central banks are set to enhance financial inclusion and facilitate greater control over their nations’ economies. As central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are

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Is Japan really a disappointing equity market?

Is Japan really a disappointing equity market?

🕔11:58, 1.Oct 2021

Some investors historically have seen Japan’s equity market as a constant source of disappointment. I can understand why. For 20 years, after Japan’s asset bubble burst and through the global financial crisis in 2009, it was a trader’s market. You

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New survey confirms shift to thematic investing

New survey confirms shift to thematic investing

🕔11:02, 1.Oct 2021

A new survey conducted by Greenwich Associates and sponsored by BNP Paribas Asset Management confirms the strength of the shift to thematic investing. Both institutional and wholesale investors expect a thematic focus in their investments to improve the long-term performance.

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What does heightened China risk mean for Investors?

What does heightened China risk mean for Investors?

🕔09:14, 1.Oct 2021

In July, China’s equity market suffered one of its worst monthly declines in a decade amid escalating regulatory pressures. The steep fall has raised concerns about the risks and outlook for investing in Chinese equities. The latest trigger event was

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 30.Sep 2021

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

🕔12:18, 29.Sep 2021

In this paper, we will take a closer look at why it is important to systematically evaluate material ESG risk factors in fundamental credit research across emerging market sovereigns. We go on to discuss the ESG framework we developed for

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Podcast: Are central banks at an inflection point?

Podcast: Are central banks at an inflection point?

🕔14:56, 24.Sep 2021

5 minutes with UBP global fixed income: What do you think of the recent communications from central banks? In this new podcast, our experts Bernard McGrath and Mohammed Kazmi share their views and reflect on the upcoming June meetings.

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Fundamentals spreken in het voordeel van de opkomende markten

Fundamentals spreken in het voordeel van de opkomende markten

🕔14:50, 24.Sep 2021

Activa van opkomende markten presteren goed in een omgeving van stijgende inflatie en sterke groei, zelfs wanneer de rendementen stijgen en de economieën van ontwikkelde markten beter presteren. Nadat de opkomende markten het afgelopen jaar sterk hebben gepresteerd, maken beleggers

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What is the future for climate disclosure?

What is the future for climate disclosure?

🕔14:30, 24.Sep 2021

It’s only a matter of time before companies will have to report on their climate-related risks. They should get ahead by putting the processes in place to do so now, says Thibaud Clisson. For the financial sector to respond adequately

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Commercial Real Estate Investors Revisit Inflation

Commercial Real Estate Investors Revisit Inflation

🕔12:47, 24.Sep 2021

Investors cite inflation hedging power as one of the primary attractions of property investments.2 This characteristic has been of limited use in recent years given the very low pace of inflation in the US and throughout most developed global markets

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Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

Five Forces in International Equities Investors May Be Underestimating

🕔09:24, 24.Sep 2021

China, Japan, technology, and value have potential to shape global markets in 2021 and beyond. T. Rowe Price Insights on International Equities: The rapid rise of China to the world’s second‑largest economy is widely observed. Yet, investors appear to underappreciate China’s

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Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

🕔16:16, 23.Sep 2021

Earth Day is an annual global event supporting environmental protection that takes place on 22 April. To support this year’s theme ‘Restore Our Earth’, some of Columbia Threadneedle’s fund managers and analysts present their thoughts on important environmental issues from

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What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021?

What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021?

🕔10:44, 23.Sep 2021

The market seems very positive on the global backdrop — do you agree with the consensus views? How will this impact emerging market debt?

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Podcast: Inflation? Are you ready?

Podcast: Inflation? Are you ready?

🕔16:23, 17.Sep 2021

Inflation? The debate about inflation has been hotting up. During the earnings season, many companies flagged up the fact that they were experiencing higher supply costs. In April, the latest US CPI print – a measure of inflation in the

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Understanding T. Rowe Price’s Strategic Investing Approach

Understanding T. Rowe Price’s Strategic Investing Approach

🕔14:47, 17.Sep 2021

Most sophisticated investors are aware of the pitfalls of overreacting to short‑term market trends, a habit that can lead to disappointing long‑term returns. Capital markets are volatile, and investors who rush to sell or buy assets based solely on their

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Podcast: There is more to emerging market equities

Podcast: There is more to emerging market equities

🕔14:27, 17.Sep 2021

Market weekly: Emerging market equities offer investors a wide range of diversification opportunities across economies with a solid post-pandemic growth profile that include, but also stretch beyond, China and the wider Asian region. Quang Nguyen, head of global emerging market equities,

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The world needs a much higher carbon price

The world needs a much higher carbon price

🕔12:19, 17.Sep 2021

Carbon pricing has so far failed to take off. But it could soon become a pillar of the green economy. The transition from a fossil-fuelled economy to one powered by renewables carries the promise of being as transformational as the

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Lifecycle investing: From theory to practice

Lifecycle investing: From theory to practice

🕔08:00, 17.Sep 2021

The concept of matching asset allocation to an individual’s risk preferences has been around for decades. As the theory developed, the concept of lifecycle investing – varying asset allocation according to an individual’s age – was born. In this article,

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Japan’s software revolution is making up for lost time

Japan’s software revolution is making up for lost time

🕔16:00, 16.Sep 2021

The use of software solutions by companies to improve competitiveness, efficiency and productivity, and reduce costs, is picking up pace – just in time, as a shortage of skilled workers continues to bite. Over several decades Japan has built a

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A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

🕔15:51, 16.Sep 2021

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The start-stop lockdowns that followed the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak made it particularly tough for many businesses and individuals to adapt.

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De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

De geheimen van inflatiegerelateerde obligaties

🕔14:56, 10.Sep 2021

Nu de consumptieprijzen stijgen, zoeken beleggers steeds vaker producten om zich te beschermen tegen inflatie, zoals inflatiegerelateerde obligaties. Maar ze moeten zich ook bewust zijn van de complexiteit. De schokkende Amerikaanse consumentenprijzen in april maakten duidelijk dat de prijsdruk opnieuw

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Real estate in a portfolio context

Real estate in a portfolio context

🕔14:04, 10.Sep 2021

Real estate is often a building block within the investment portfolios of institutional investors. As with other asset classes, there are times when real estate is over- or undervalued. In this article, we investigate the use of an econometric model

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Cryptocurrencies May Transform Capital Markets

Cryptocurrencies May Transform Capital Markets

🕔12:34, 10.Sep 2021

Speculation is extraordinary, but so is potential. Whether investors welcome it—or even realize it— cryptocurrency, or crypto, is having an impact on their portfolios. The immense size of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and its disruptive effects are being felt across capital

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Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

🕔12:29, 10.Sep 2021

Growth in the net-zero digital economy relies on increased production of critical ICT metals and rare earths. How can we green the world and connect it, while limiting the social and environmental impact? There is much talk about the scope

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The future of the financial sector: The analyst view

The future of the financial sector: The analyst view

🕔10:40, 10.Sep 2021

Key takeaways Regulatory and digital disruption have been headwinds to the financial services industry, but tech innovation offers opportunities for both new entrants and incumbents to survive and thrive. The rising wealth of Asian emerging economies, the growth in derivatives

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China’s Five-Year Plan: A transformative shift towards self-sufficiency

China’s Five-Year Plan: A transformative shift towards self-sufficiency

🕔08:27, 10.Sep 2021

The National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPCC) closed in Beijing on March 11th. This is the most important event on China’s political calendar, as the NPC approves the main policy objectives that will set the tone for the remainder of the year. This year was especially important, as it also …

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Really low real yields.

Really low real yields.

🕔14:52, 9.Sep 2021

In Credit  AUGUST 2021 As we start a new month, we can reflect on another better week and month for core government bonds. US yields fell by around 25bps in July. The fall was led by declining real yields, which

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How useful are the SDGs?

How useful are the SDGs?

🕔16:02, 3.Sep 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call-to-action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. This is a noble

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Japan: Olympic host’s equity market is uniquely positioned

Japan: Olympic host’s equity market is uniquely positioned

🕔13:55, 3.Sep 2021

With the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place later this month, all eyes will be on Japan this summer. While there has been a backlash from the Japanese public as a result of Covid-19 concerns, the intentions of the International

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Why invest in EM local currency debt?

Why invest in EM local currency debt?

🕔13:05, 3.Sep 2021

Disappointing US dollar bond returns in EM local currency debt has led to a decline in flows into the asset class over the past decade. In this paper, we discuss the key reasons to invest in EM local currency debt, some of the factors behind the recent weakness in the asset class returns and prospects for the asset class going forward. 

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Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

🕔11:25, 3.Sep 2021

Het verdwijnen van tropisch regenwoud is een grote bedreiging voor onze planeet. Er liggen goede kansen voor bedrijven die helpen bij het wegnemen van de oorzaken van ontbossing. In de ongeveer vier minuten die het kost om dit artikel te

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How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

How To Analyse Discretionary Macro Fund

🕔08:05, 3.Sep 2021

Whilst the definition is fairly broad, a traditional DMAC investment approach aims to build a balanced portfolio of directional trades that mix traditional and idiosyncratic premia (betas) by taking risk-on/risk-off positions using fundamental macro and market analyses that are not

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China’s vast opportunity set – Best enjoyed undiluted

China’s vast opportunity set – Best enjoyed undiluted

🕔09:13, 2.Sep 2021

Allocations to Chinese equity and fixed income should stand alone rather than be part of global or emerging market strategies for investors looking for diversification and potential excess returns from the vast opportunity set that Chinese financial assets represent. A

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Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

Big Tech Stocks: How to gauge regulatory risk

🕔08:16, 2.Sep 2021

When it comes to America’s biggest technology companies, it seems like regulatory risk has never been higher. Most large technology platforms are facing pressure from US and European authorities, while lawmakers on Capitol Hill seem more inclined to doing something

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Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

🕔15:54, 1.Sep 2021

Responsible Investment has witnessed strong growth over the past five years. However, the past six months have seen it embark on a much steeper trajectory. If we take a Google Analytics view on worldwide searches for “ESG” (environmental, social and

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Focusing on the ‘S’ – What is in it for investors?

Focusing on the ‘S’ – What is in it for investors?

🕔14:59, 1.Sep 2021

Market weekly: Being inclusive can lead to better results. It can also raise a company’s standing among the general public, in the labour market, among suppliers and customers and with regulators and investors. In our view, organisations that are more

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