Research from BullionVault reveals that private investors across the Western world last month showed the weakest interest in buying gold since before the Covid Crisis began.
Damian Handzy, Head of Research & Applied Analytics at Investment Metrics, comments that with global anticipation that central banks are likely to increase short-term rates and with the spectre of inflationary pressure on longer-term rates, can we expect Value to come up top and Growth to lose out? Not necessarily, he says. He and his team examined stock returns during several historical periods of rate increases in the US and UK to see what might happen this time around.
A survey of members of the European investment community, including asset managers and private investors, on attitudes to ESG/impact-related topics and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), conducted by Berenberg WAM, the Wealth and Asset Management arm of Berenberg private bank, has revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the significance of the social aspects of ESG for investors.
eToro’s inaugural Retail Investor Beat, which surveyed 6,000 retail investors across 12 countries, revealed that the rising cost of goods and services is seemingly influencing investors’ portfolios.
A global survey of retail banking customers from banking software company Temenos finds that banks must remember the human touch as they develop their digital banking services.
A new poll reveals three quarters of UK investors (76 per cent) will continue their lockdown investing habits, despite the loosening of restrictions, with the average UK investor planning to invest 19 per cent more each month post-lockdown, rising to 36 per cent for younger, Gen-Z investors.
ESG has become something of a buzzword amongst industry experts and professionals in the financial services, being employed across the industry to describe a variation of products and approaches, according to Architas, a global multi-manager investment firm.
The Index Industry Association has recently conducted its latest survey of 300 US and European asset managers, focusing this time on ESG.
Yvonne Steyn, Senior Associate, Maitland has addressed the taxing subject of how an investor’s cryptoassets will be taxed in the UK
Franklin Templeton, ClearBridge Investments, Brandywine Global and Martin Currie join industry-leading Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
The Franklin Templeton Investment groups and three of their affiliated specialist investment managers ClearBridge Investments, Brandywine Global and Martin Currie have joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, representing more than USD948 billion in assets under management.
ESG investing has accelerated over the Covid-19 pandemic. While the attention to sustainable investments has been around for many years, it has now come to the surface for a wider audience.
Nigel Brook-Walters, European head of wealth & advisory for SEI’s Asset Management Distribution team writes that as advisers consider a post-pandemic paradigm, they have begun to place a greater emphasis on the inherent connection between health and wealth. This focus parallels a tectonic shift in which individuals have progressively become more responsible for funding their own retirements.