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In an ever-changing Brexit situation, what should investors consider?

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Political risk is here to stay and must be incorporated into investment analysis, said Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a ...

Developing ESG, infrastructure considerations for investors in Asia

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has been busy, launching a US$500 million credit portfolio comprised of infrastructure-related corporate bonds, quasi-sovereign bonds and green bonds. The Beijing-based ...

With uncertainty surrounding Brexit, is a second referendum the “least bad” solution?

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Brexit is “what seems to be the most chaotic set of political developments in any western country for quite some time,” said Iain Begg, professor ...

ESG move to mainstream boosts demand for data: report

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While there aren’t consistent definitions around the inclusion of environmental, social and governance issues in investing, factoring them into the investment process is now mainstream, which is increasing the ...

City of York pension plan joins OMERS

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The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan officially transferred the management of its assets and liabilities to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement ...

Slow progress increasing women on corporate boards, MSCI report

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Progress increasing women on corporate boards in 2018 has been slow, with women holding 17.9 per cent of all directorships at MSCI ACWI index companies ...

Group of financial players seek to start new securities exchange

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A group of retail broker-dealers, banks, financial services firms, and global market makers is gearing up to submit its application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

How much do fees pinch institutional equity performance?

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In the active versus passive investment debate, manager fees play a major role, but how much do they really impact returns? According to the S&P indices’ latest ...

BoC holds steady on overnight rate target

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The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday it is holding its target for the overnight rate steady at 1.75 per cent. This comes after it also held ...

Fitch Ratings introduces new scoring system on ESG and credit ratings 

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Fitch Ratings Inc. is launching a new scoring system to show how environmental, social and governance factors affect individual credit rating decisions. Fitch is rolling the ...

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