Economic forecasts: Q3 2021

William Davies, CIO, EMEA & Global Head of Equities, on how the various regions have fared over the past three months as Covid restrictions have begun to be lifted, and what we as a business think might be in store as we look ahead

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Sustainable Outcomes – News & Views Q2 2021

This issue looks at how different levels of vaccination and approaches to dealing with Covid-19 have led to some world economies lagging others, and explores how this year the climate crisis became real and what this means for businesses.