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Full cycle: investing for a circular economy

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

A flood of recent media coverage has highlighted how society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit. But behind the demonisation of plastic itself lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods – one in which we can participate as investors as

Published: 12 July 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Other

Goldilocks Jobs Report – For now

Published by : Manulife Asset Management

The US added more jobs than expected last month, painting a bright picture of the economy.

Published: 10 July 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Hermes: Overly protective

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

In his latest Quarterly Economic Outlook, Neil Williams, Senior Economic Adviser to Hermes Investment Management, argues that markets are still taking a ‘glass half full’ view of the macro outlook, with little real consideration of the new risk emerging.

Published: 26 June 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

The rise of smart cities

Published by : Aviva Investors

New technologies that would once have seemed the stuff of science fiction are quickly becoming reality, in the process transforming cities and creating investment opportunities.

Published: 18 June 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Other

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Cryptocurrencies: craze or revolution?

Published by : Aviva Investors

While the recent launch of Bitcoin futures on two leading derivatives exchanges may have given the world’s first ‘digital currency’ a stamp of legitimacy, doubts remain whether it will become a mainstream investible asset class.

Published: 11 June 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Other

Rating: 2 people found this useful

Arrested development: the fall and rise of the millennial generation

Published by : Aviva Investors

Millennials are maligned as a generation of self-absorbed tech-addicts. But their distinctive approach to spending and saving is set to reshape companies, markets and economies.

Published: 04 June 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Other

Should investors favour alternative over conventional strategies?

Published by : Old Mutual Global Investors

OMGI's Mark Nash, head of fixed income, Ian Heslop, head of global equities, and Lloyd Harris, manager of the Old Mutual Financials Contingent Capital Fund, each explain why fundamental shifts in the global economic backdrop mean that now may be a good time for investors to consider allocating to

Published: 21 May 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

The two fallacies of gas part I: Methane

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Does the switch from coal to gas facilitate the transition to the low-carbon economy?

Published: 18 May 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

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What happens when the music stops?

Published by : Unigestion

Unigestion’s Multi Asset team provide their macroeconomic outlook and investment themes for 2018. They outline why they believe this year is likely to present some challenges, following a better than expected 2017 for most asset classes.

Published: 16 February 2018

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Will ECB Tapering Trigger Market Tantrum?

Published by : AllianceBernstein

The European Central Bank (ECB) is widely expected to announce a winding down of its quantitative easing (QE) program on October 26. Though investors are nervous, the ECB is doing a good job preparing markets for the change.

Published: 19 October 2017

Business Area: Economics

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)