Prompted by a combination of global crises, high profile worker rights violations, and law changes, companies are in the spotlight to ensure workers are protected throughout the supply chain. What are the issues for investors?
The banking sector is exposed to the risks of climate change through its financial activities, far more than its operations, and has much to gain from opening up opportunities in the economic transition. As scrutiny around climate transition strategies rises, structured engagement has a pivotal role to play in assessing banks’ readiness to meet this challenge.
A new investment environment is emerging with opportunities that may not have existed in years. Uncertainty remains high, but the good news is, in 2024, investors may be rewarded for taking risk again.
Increasing divergence in the performance of different regions, asset classes and sectors is broadening the opportunity set for multi asset strategies. The dynamic approach inherent in such strategies can make them an essential part of investors’ toolkit in what remains an environment of high macro uncertainty.
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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.