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View [COVID-19 business continuity] Corona virus business continuity

COVID-19 business continuity

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you with an update on our business continuity planning and actions we have taken...

19 March 2020
View [Real Income wins 'Income Focused' category at Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards] Winner 2020 Australian Equities - Income Focused

Real Income wins 'Income Focused' category at Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards

The Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund was named winner of the 2020 ‘Australian Equities Income Focused’ category at the annual Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards at a ceremony held on 18 February in Sydney, Australia. The Real Income Fund was also a Finalist in the Infrastructure category.

Press release 11 March 2020
View [A critical juncture for China's pharmaceutical industry] Green pill

A critical juncture for China's pharmaceutical industry

The Chinese pharmaceutical sector is at a critical juncture. The external industry environment, where both multinational corporations (MNCs) and domestic players operate is undergoing transformational changes impacted by a series of regulatory reforms.

2 March 2020
View [ESG and firm value - does it matter?] ESG and Firm Value - does it matter? Keyboard and pen

ESG and firm value - does it matter?

Andrew Graham, Head of Asia, and Tom Wills, Portfolio Manager, investigate the importance of governance and sustainability considerations within company valuations.

27 February 2020
View [On being decisive] On being decisive - green arrow

On being decisive

In conversation with Reece Birtles, Martin Currie Australia’s CIO: all things value investing, behavioural finance, investment decision making, and importantly, how being decisive can help influence positive change.

25 February 2020
View [2020: The time is right for investing in Emerging Market equities] Why GEMs now - EM city with time

2020: The time is right for investing in Emerging Market equities

Emerging markets have experienced significant positive change over the past decade. Economic growth, urbanisation, the rise of middle-class consumers and the mass adoption of technology have all combined to alter the investment landscape...

25 February 2020
View [Exploring the ongoing debate between active and passive investing] ActiveVsPassiveAbstract

Exploring the ongoing debate between active and passive investing

As the trend for passive investing is showing no signs of abating, Zehrid Osmani, Head of Global Long-Term Unconstrained explores the place for active management and the opportunity it can bring for asset allocators.

21 January 2020
View [Our Global Long-Term Unconstrained ESG integration] GLTUESGIntegrationAbstract

Our Global Long-Term Unconstrained ESG integration

In the paper, Zed explains how ESG is integrated throughout the investment process. From determining which stocks progress to in-depth fundamental research, the usage of their proprietary ESG risk scoring system and finally how analysis of ESG exposures helps determines the overall portfolio shape.

20 January 2020
View [European Long Short macro and market update] EuroLongShortAbstract

European Long Short macro and market update

Assessing the macro environment allows us to optimally position our portfolio. We do this quantitatively using our Macro Matrix, and qualitatively via our Market Traffic Lights.

16 December 2019