ESG – 12 month read-through for small and mid-caps

A report from State Street Global Advisors (part of the trillion dollar club of leading asset managers that set terms for the rest of the investment industry) published towards the end of last year made some interesting points about...

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Is ESG essential to secure investment?

Over the last three months the concentration of assets under the largest investment funds (the trillion-dollar club) has increased substantially. The largest 1% of fund manager groups manages 61% of total AUM (assets under management) which is 243 times...

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Is moral hazard on the rise during this pandemic

Moral hazard in economics happens when an individual or an institution increases their exposure to risk knowing they will not have to bear the full cost of those risks.The fear of moral hazards occurring is heightened during crises where...

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Is shipping industry Covid paralysis an opportunity for investors?

Lockdown restrictions have closed down ports in China and across the globe, stopping the shipping industry from business as usual. Deliveries for seasonal goods from developing nations aren't moving and as many as 1.6m seafarers on 50 thousand tankers...

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How is the decrease in remittances impacting African economies?

Remittances to Africa are sharply declining as a result of COVID-19. Statistics from one payment company show that transfers from Britain to Africa have fallen by 80% and another show transfers from Italy have fallen by 90%. Many individuals...

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What will Covid-19’s impact be on the food industry, investors and the economy?

Netherland farmers are currently faced with an increasing stock-pile of unsold potatoes, on the back of the freeze in the hospitality sector. With over a million tons of potatoes left over from last season and farmers now selling their...

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Can the IMF bailout the global economy?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has 189 members, and among other functions, fosters global monetary cooperation, secures financial stability, facilitates international trade, promotes high employment and sustainable economic growth.Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Governments are desperate for cash, with...

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