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Multi-Asset
7 min watch
December 2021

Weekly review: What will the markets look like after Christmas?

The omicron variant is dominating the headlines. We assess the fundamentals by looking back on a big week for economic data and central bank statements.
Responsible Investment
Myanmar
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Managing conflict risk: Our engagement with companies in Myanmar

In the wake of February 2021’s military coup, we explore how companies operating in Myanmar are dealing with financial, legal and social risks.
Responsible Investment
Woman presenting to an audience
3 min read
December 2021

ESG knowledge shared: December 2021

Keep up to date with responsible investing through our monthly roundup of highlights – articles we’re reading, podcasts we’re enjoying, useful videos and more.
Responsible Investment
Deforestation
3 min read
December 2021

ESG Viewpoint: Engaging companies on biodiversity

We explore how companies are responding to biodiversity loss and why they need to step up their efforts.
Responsible Investment
Shoal of fish
4 min read
November 2021

Did the biodiversity summit deliver? Assessing COP15 part 1

The rate of biodiversity and ecosystem loss means we’re in a race against time to protect the earth’s life support systems.
Investment Trust
Lots of containers on the ship
6 min read
November 2021

Solving the growth conundrum

Is the global economy about to come to a shuddering halt?
Multi-Asset
Woman wearing a mask looking at Christmas decoration in shop -
6 min watch
November 2021

Weekly review: Will Omicron Stop the Santa Claus Rally

Last week I explained why I thought equities were set to rise into year-end – the Santa Claus rally. My timing was terrible as the sudden arrival of Omicron…
Multi-Manager
Three people talking to each other
5 min read
November 2021

Time to prune back on fixed income?

Kelly Prior takes a closer look at fixed income – an asset class where pickings are slim, and managers are having to work harder for returns
Responsible Investment
Coal power station
7 min read
November 2021

COP26 – Reflections from Glasgow

Members of our Responsible Investment team were in Glasgow to contribute to the investor voice at COP26. Did the climate summit deliver on its promise?
Multi-Asset
London skyline at night
8 min watch
November 2021

Weekly review: Fuel for a Santa Claus Rally (renewably sourced of course)

Chief economist Steven Bell explains why he foresees a continuation in the equity bull market, and how Boris avoided a big blunder last week…
Responsible Investment
Pharmacist inspecting drugs on shelf
5 min read
November 2021

Can investors help stop the spread of AMR?

This World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, discover how as investors we have been shining the spotlight on the materiality of AMR and actively engaging companies on relevant risks and opportunities.
Responsible Investment
Garment factory workers
4 min read
November 2021

The Rana Plaza legacy: eight years on, the fight for garment-worker protection continues

Global brands need to ensure workers in their supply chains enjoy safe working conditions. Read how we’ve engaged with companies to ensure that workers aren’t short changed.
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