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06NOV 2019

Monthly markets review - October 2019

A look back on markets in October when risk appetite picked up amid hopes of progress on trade talks.

2019

NOVEMBER

01NOV 2019

Economics

What is microfinance and why does it matter for investors?

Microfinance is a promising way to address global problems such as poverty, inequality and environmental damage. But what’s in it for investors?

OCTOBER

30OCT 2019

Economics

Global transformation: tackling climate change in five charts

Addressing climate change is not only going to transform the global economy, it’s going to divert trillions of dollars of investment every year. So, what does this mean for investors?

25OCT 2019

Economics

Have we reached a new tipping point in the battle to halt climate change?

The recent UN Climate Action Summit prompted significant commitments by countries, corporations and investors alike. However, more decisive action will be needed to achieve the targets set out in the Paris Agreement.

23OCT 2019

Economics

How sustainable investing could calm our rising eco-anxiety

Increasing numbers of people feel overwhelmed by the challenge of climate change. Investing our money in a sustainable way could potentially boost our psychological well-being.

22OCT 2019

Economics

What happens to high yield bonds in times of market stress?

We look at whether investors are right to be wary of high yield bonds amid rising macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty.

17OCT 2019

Economics

Investment returns of 6% or 11%: who’s right?

Institutional investors accept a future of modest 6% per-year investment returns, but after a decade of surging asset prices from bonds to stocks, individual investors expect far more.

15OCT 2019

Economics

Does private equity really cause jobs losses?

Private equity has a mercenary reputation for asset stripping and job cutting as a matter of course. We don’t think this shows the whole picture.