The case for sustainable investing in the UK

Sonal Sagar, Portfolio Manager, and Michael Hamblett, Analyst, look at the tailwinds for sustainable investing generally, the opportunities offered by the UK market and why the UK Sustainable Equity strategy is well placed to capitalise on this

Process is everything for Pan European Smaller Companies

The onset of Covid-19 in Europe initially saw value and cyclical stocks perform poorly. But as the continent emerged out of the first wave towards the end of summer 2020, this began to reverse.

Walking the delicate path to normalisation

In spite of summer jitters in financial markets, we expect governments will cautiously normalise monetary policy and global growth will remain robust. We believe there is further upside for equities, especially in cyclical sectors poised to gain from economic reopening.

Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

For investors evaluating financial institutions, the climate crisis will soon become a key consideration. Our research shows there is already a wide dispersion between the sector leaders and laggards.

Cats, rivers & regulation: the lowdown on Chinese equities

Natasha Ebtehadj looks at the country from an equity investment perspective following a for-profit ban in education companies and increased regulation around its tech giants.

Topix hits 30-year high as PM Suga announces resignation

Daisuke Nomoto examines the events that have seen Yoshihide Suga resign as PM, looks at the potential candidates to replace him, and the implications of each for the market.

Second-hand clothing to overtake fast fashion

The re-use and second-hand clothes market is projected to double over the next five years to $77 billion and could be twice the size of fast fashion by 2030.

China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

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China is a double-edged sword: it is the world-leading renewables developer, installing more than double the gigawatt capacity of its nearest competitor over the past decade both in terms of wind and solar power, but at the same time it has seen the highest coal capacity additions over the same period – nearly quadruple that seen in India.

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – August 2021

As one of the world’s largest economies the US is a key focus for investors. With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring when US economic activity might get back on track, as well as other measures of “normality” such as entertainment and leisure, high street shopping, and schools reopening. The result is an index that measures progress toward a post-pandemic world.

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

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The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.