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Times reader survey: ‘It enables you to take care of others by using money wisely’ Financial expert Holly Mackay asked Times readers for their views on ethical investing. Most are in support, but some remain sceptical Holly Mackay March 27 2019, 12:01am, The Times The environment is the No 1 concern for Times readersGETTY IMAGES With half …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 27, 2019

WhatInvestment.co.uk reports that Richard Colwell head of UK Equities and portfolio manager of the Threadneedle UK Equity Income fund says now may a great time to invest. ” Reflecting on 2018, global equity markets have lurched from optimism to pessimism. At the beginning of the year there was a complacent belief in synchronised global growth. But …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 27, 2019

Foreword It has been a turbulent year for politics, and for the societies in which we operate as an investment firm. It has also been a volatile year for global investment returns in many different asset classes. The coming year looks set to continue in the same fashion. However, this provides context for our stewardship …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 26, 2019

Aviva Investors are calling for ‘no-go’ commitments from extractive mining companies to protect world heritage sites. And we’re fighting the spread of drug-resistant superbugs that threaten to wipe $100 trillion off potential global output by 2050.  But that’s not all we’re doing as part of our commitment to responsible investment.  Find out more about responsible investment …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 25, 2019

Are systematic strategies a force for good in responsible investment? Jonathan Harris, Co- Founder & Chief Analyst of Engaged Tracking talks to Oonagh McQuillan of RAOGlobal about whether systematic strategies are a force for good in responsible investment? October 2018 Q. Are systematic strategies a force for good in responsible investment? A. Yes, by generating …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 25, 2019

Knut Kjær, founding CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management and Chairman of FSN Capital talks  to RAO Global  about the challenges of responsible investing in a low return environment. Knut will be addressing these issues and more at the RAO Global event on 19-20th March in London next year. September 2018 Q. Will managing climate related risks …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 19, 2019

Q. Do you think there is a demand for Responsible Asset Owner events in the industry? A. Asset funds are growing in size and in number, yet, like SWFs, their role, ambitions and how they deploy capital are relatively poorly understood. The landscape of major asset owners is not only changing globally but also domestically. In …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 19, 2019

Spencer Crawley, Co-Founder and General Partner at firstminute.Capital talks to RAOGlobal about the impact of Brexit on the investment market, in particular the UK tech sector; Q. How has the investment climate been shifting as a result of Brexit? In particular the level of EU venture funding A. Initially many feared that the Brexit vote …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 19, 2019

What Investment 6 MAR 2019 Richard Aston Japanese companies have been buying back their shares at unprecedented rates in recent years as part of efforts to improve their corporate governance. Last year, share buybacks in the country hit a record JPY7.5trn ($68bn). The trend towards improving shareholder returns has already provided plenty of new investment …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 12, 2019

Campbell Macpherson Why are Facebook and Starbucks becoming ‘Responsible Capitalists’? Because it is good for business. This is a summary of a 5000-word essay “Responsible Capitalism: Why change is necessary and what we can do about it.” Download the full essay here. Capitalism is at a cross-roads.  If we don’t change the way we operate, we may …

by Adrienne Lawler
Mar 12, 2019