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Climate change – time to consider a multi-asset investment strategy?

By abrdn Investments

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With China now aiming to be carbon neutral by 2060 and companies making rapid progress in alternative energy technologies, we are on the cusp of a revolution... so how can investors access the climate theme?

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How impact changes investing

By Laurence Witherington, Investment Writer, BlackRock

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Eric Rice, Head of Impact Investing within BlackRock Fundamental Equities talked to Sir Ronald Cohen, the highly regarded ‘father of impact investing’ and author of the new book Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change.

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Plant-based foods fuelling growth

By Katherine Kelly, Research analyst, private markets, Specialist Research team, BNY Mellon

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A boom in plant-based foods and advancements in farming technology could help boost environmental protections and create myriad opportunities for global investors.

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Japan: hiding in plain sight

By Carl Vine, Portfolio Manager, M&G

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Japanese equities have been performing rather well in recent years. In fact, over the past ten years the TOPIX generated a compound annual total return of 13%, in local currency terms... well above the mid-single digit returns of other markets. 

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China Seeks self-sufficiency amid slowing growth

By Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Beijing’s new strategy of self-dependent growth must also balance stabilising highly leveraged sectors, such as property, with maintaining sufficient employment for social stability. Will 2021’s policy surprises catch investors unaware?

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Sustainable equities: maintain focus on long term secular growth

By Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA Head of Global Sustainable Equities and Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson

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Why could investors be wrong-footed in 2022? Powerful secular growth trends of digitalisation and electrification should dominate the market narrative over the next decade as decarbonisation of the global economy gathers pace.

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