A global realignment is occurring as nations adapt to a shifting geopolitical order, shaped by factors such as technology, climate change and China. Understanding the intricacies of the delicate balance of power should be a priority for investors, who should consider how to capture opportunities.
What are Scope 3 emissions? In simple terms, they are the greenhouse gas emissions generated across a company’s value chain – both before and after its own operations. Though complex, measuring and managing Scope 3 emissions is – in our view – essential if net zero by 2050 is to be achieved.
July’s macro data portrayed a sluggish picture of the economic growth outlook in China. Here we look beyond the headlines to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the economy and conclude this is not the “sudden stop” scenario some have suggested.
With yields rising materially in line with higher interest rates, high-quality markets like US investment grade corporate bonds may offer attractive income. The asset class can also offer low correlation to other risk assets and some downside mitigation.
Growing pains? China’s property sector challenges signal an economy in transition
China’s property sector is a significant engine of the country’s economy, and uncertainty around the outlook is weighing heavily on market sentiment. But we view these challenges as growing pains in the shift of China’s economy to a more consumption-led model. What are the opportunities of this transition?
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To stay focused on their goals, investors may need to reposition portfolios to factor in rising interest rates, shifting inflation expectations, and fluctuating exchange rates. Geopolitical turbulence is creating new flash points. Volatility is set to be a hallmark of the coming period, with countries and regions on different paths in terms of growth and monetary policy. Investors may struggle to find safe havens and, with only limited visibility of how markets will develop, expectations could be upended. But we are also confident this environment will create opportunities. Diversification is key – across public and private markets – and we have the ideas and expertise to help you navigate the complexity.
We think it’s time to disrupt traditional definitions of “disruption”. Once a story for the tech sector, disruption is now all-encompassing. And while technology and AI may be driving many of the changes, this new wave of disruption could shape every aspect our daily lives. The implications will be profound and exponential – and many of the themes arising from Covid-19 will likely be permanent fixtures.
Sustainable investing is at an inflection point. Interest in sustainability has turned into significant investments, and these inflows rightly come with increased expectations about impact and measurement. Investors are at different stages of their sustainability journey and have different ambitions. We’re focused on bringing sustainable investing into the real world, with a focus on pragmatic approaches and the pathways that support real progress.
China is changing. Its economic growth is increasingly driven by innovations in technology, data and science. Its capital markets are developing with a similar energy, on their way to becoming an integrated part of the global financial system. Understanding the country’s unique political context and strategy is essential to grasp the opportunities as an investor and participate in this unique investment story.
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