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Markets

05DEC 2019

Monthly markets review - November 2019

A review of markets in November when shares in developed markets moved higher but emerging markets lagged.

2019

NOVEMBER

08NOV 2019

Markets

The alignment of Shariah and sustainable investing

There are more similarities between sustainable investing and Shariah investing than commonly realised. Why has one languished while the other soars?

06NOV 2019

Markets

Monthly markets review - October 2019

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

01NOV 2019

Markets

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

25OCT 2019

Markets

Three myths surrounding ESG in emerging market debt

Many feel that a focus on ESG is not compatible with emerging market debt investing. We disagree.

24OCT 2019

Markets

The six biggest bull runs since 1962 (and their corrections)

We compare the current record bull market rally with previous ones over the past 60 years and consider whether or not it can last.

23OCT 2019

Economics

Is the US heading for recession in 2020?

We look at what bond and labour markets are signalling about the prospects for the US economy next year.

22OCT 2019

Markets

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.