In this edition, Denis Panel, CIO of multi-asset, quantitative investments and solutions, presents our mid-year 2019 outlook, touching on issues ranging from trade to growth and inflation and the opportunities for investors. Elsewhere, we present a cross-sector review of investing in technological innovation, incorporating a risk-mitigating ESG perspective. We finish on the sustainability theme of ‘natural capital’, more specifically, a study of companies’ seafood sourcing and plastics/packaging strategies.
Geopolitics, shifting central bank stances, Goldilocks looking fragile. The factors to mind when allocating assets are in constant flux. One theme that should hold good longer-term is the transition to a lower carbon economy.
When it comes to pursuing a strategy focused on technological innovation, investors should think beyond the obvious IT candidates. In pretty much any sector that touches upon daily life or business, one can find potential winners.
A detailed assessment of companies’ marine-related activities allows us to rate their ESG quality fairly, so that investment targets those companies that not only perform well – they also protect the world’s natural capital.
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