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"How well aligned are ESG managers and ESG investors?" The ongoing growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has been driven by investors who may share certain common characteristics, but who have different concerns and commitment levels towards ethical investing. This growth has unsurprisingly been accompanied by a proliferation of ESG product offerings from...
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In a time of market uncertainty with concerns around rising US interest rates and overvalued equities it can be difficult to find investment opportunities and it’s of little surprise that investors are asking where they should allocate their funds. But the good news is that recent developments have highlighted and reinforced a number of investment...
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https://vimeo.com/299367257 October was certainly a volatile month for investors. Share markets globally fell between 6% and 7% in total return terms. Australia had the worst monthly outcome since August 2015. But if you measure the falls from highs this year to recent lows the retreat has been even bigger. The average decline for global shares...
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https://vimeo.com/293475742 Investors might have noted some recent positives in the Australian economy. June quarter GDP growth of 3.4% was above potential and its fastest rate since 2012. We have also seen pretty good jobs numbers, with the unemployment rate trending down and sitting at a six-year low of 5.3%. And job ads, job vacancies and...
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Global listed infrastructure has become increasingly popular with investors who are looking to improve the resilience and diversification of their equity portfolio. This article examines investment case for infrastructure and also listed infrastructure specifically. Firstly, let’s take a step back and look at why more and more investors are looking at allocating to infrastructure in...
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The long-term rise in Australian home prices has led to a huge inter-generational transfer of wealth from the young to the old. A material reversal in property values will go some way to unwinding this, creating winners and losers amongst the generations. Australia has long had a love affair with home ownership, which is illustrated...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay...
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Sonia Baillie, Head of Credit and Portfolio Manager of the AMP Corporate Bond Fund, shares how investing in fixed income can benefit investors and what her investment philosophy is. https://vimeo.com/287557418 Source: AMP Capital September 2018 Important notes: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this article, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59...
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In the first of our two-part analysis of the changing face of retail, our team of experts look at some longer-term social trends and explain how these are changing the way that we shop and visit malls. Q. What changes are impacting commercial real estate? Commercial real estate is going through rapid change as people...
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Disruption is a term that is used widely. But what does it really mean when it comes to investing? This is the first in a series of articles that explores what disruption really means, exploring examples of leading disruptive companies, and implications for investors. It’s easy to assume disruption is just another business buzzword. But...
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