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View [Have US Markets run out of rocket fuel?] Have US markets run out of fuel?

Have US Markets run out of rocket fuel?

Markets around the world have fallen sharply so far in October, shaking investors out of their comfort zone. Why is this happening?

30 October 2018
View [Contagion contained] Istanbul overhead

Contagion contained

Turkey’s currency crisis in early August prompted an all-too familiar set of headlines. A predictable news flow that was eager to foretell that the crisis would deepen and inevitably spread across the entire asset class.

29 October 2018
View [Brazil's polarising election] Brasilia

Brazil's polarising election

After victory in the first round of voting, Jair Bolsonaro, the anti-establishment right winger, now appears to have a commanding lead over Fernando Haddad of the PT (workers’ party), ahead of Sunday’s election.

25 October 2018
View [Webinar: Emerging Markets, why they're worth it] GEMS webinar

Webinar: Emerging Markets, why they're worth it

Join Kim for a stimulating update on the drivers for EM and an insight on opportunities the Martin Currie EM team are focusing their efforts on to maximise performance prospects for clients.

Webinar 19 October 2018
View [EM earnings - beware the consensus view] EM EARNINGS – BEWARE THE CONSENSUS VIEW

EM earnings - beware the consensus view

Investors should take Emerging Market earnings forecasts with a pinch of salt, we see the positive prospects in the asset class.

Active Insight 1 October 2018
View [The positive impact of ESG integration] The positive impact of ESG

The positive impact of ESG integration

In our view, the key aspects of stewardship should help to protect and grow our clients' capital, while also contributing to a healthier and more sustainable economic and financial system.

Active Viewpoint 25 September 2018
View [Protecting the 3ps - People, Planet & Profit] People, Planet, Profit

Protecting the 3ps - People, Planet & Profit

10 years on post-Global Funding Crisis, are we investing more sustainably? Mark Whitehead discusses the ESG legacy of the 2008 crash.

Active Insight 20 September 2018
View [PRI in Person Conference 2018 Wrap Up] PRI Conference 2018 news

PRI in Person Conference 2018 Wrap Up

This year’s PRI-in-Person conference, which took place in San Francisco last week, was the largest PRI conference to date, with 1200 attendees representing asset owners, asset managers, consultants, service providers and NGOs.

Active Update 19 September 2018
View [Deal or no deal - Positives for Mexico] Mexican trade

Deal or no deal - Positives for Mexico

Only a few months ago, NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) looked dead in the water. The US seemed hell-bent on walking away from the 24-year-old deal, while Canada and Mexico were unwilling to concede any ground.

11 September 2018
View [Understanding the impact of water scarcity ] IMPACT OF WATER SCARCITY

Understanding the impact of water scarcity

Water stress is one of the most serious, yet underappreciated, challenges the world faces, with direct impacts for businesses – and therefore investors.

Active Outlook 10 September 2018
View [Global Emerging Markets - Through the ESG Lens] GEMs through the ESG lens news

Global Emerging Markets - Through the ESG Lens

Emerging markets have made great strides when it comes to ESG over the years, and there is now a constellation of companies which can go head to head with their developed-market peers.

Active Viewpoint 7 September 2018