Staying active: how to regain trust in active management
We asked 500 institutional investors their views on active management. The results offer a roadmap for active managers to help clients navigate challenging markets - and rebuild trust in active management.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a global consensus on the most urgent environmental and societal issues. A new crop of investments built around the SDGs are helping investors to direct capital into potential growth companies, while also addressing the biggest issues facing the planet.
Infographic: Over the long term, stocks haven’t been derailed by recessions or epidemics
It’s understandable to worry about the coronavirus pandemic and the impending global recession but, historically, the equity market has overcome each temporary setback caused by recessions and disease outbreaks.
The coronavirus has accelerated changes in energy supply and demand
One of the immediate impacts of the coronavirus crisis was a fall in global energy use. While demand will likely rebound to previous levels, the overall energy mix is changing. Renewables are playing a bigger role as traditional sources such as coal become increasingly uneconomic. This trend was already in place when the pandemic hit, but is now proceeding at an accelerating pace.
Data is sometimes called the “new oil” given its integral role in the functioning of the world’s economy. But how safe is this data? As more business activity and social interaction moves online – particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – companies’ approach to cyber security is being scrutinised. Through a dedicated engagement programme, we’re helping to influence companies’ policies and best practices in this area.