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.

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.

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.

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.

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

EU

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.

Sustainable aviation fuel is ready for take-off

The aviation sector consumes around 8% of all oil. How realistic are attempts to reduce emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuel?

Fund manager interview: maintaining a global focus

With economies looking towards a post-Covid world and concerns around inflation growing, we talk to the manager of the Global Focus strategy about what 2021 might have in store

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

people on shopping street

With every country attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring US economic activity as well as other measures of ‘normality’ such as entertainment and leisure, high street shopping, and schools reopening.

On diversification, sustainability and competitiveness…

An interview with portfolio manager Benjamin Moore on investing in
Europe, how he goes about looking at companies, and the events of
the past 10 months

No alternative to equities

While political risk, a second Covid-19 wave, lower economic activity and suppressed inflation might trigger a short-term sell-off, in the medium term a high equity risk premium and low rates will support equities