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AnaBotin - Exec Chair Santander Group (1)
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing October 29, 2020

Santander’s Ana Botin on the challenges of sustainable finance

Santander Group executive chairman on the tightrope banks must walk in providing finance to support a green transition, without shunning coal-reliant poorer nations. 

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From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing October 29, 2020

Resetting the banking sector’s moral compass

The dominant priority at major banks is the maximisation of short-term profits rather than serving the public interest.

Real estate model
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives October 26, 2020

Asian elites shun equities for real estate and their own endeavours

Asian entrepreneurs are cutting back on public markets in favour of alternatives and investing in their own businesses, but are they underestimating the risks?

Kunjai Gala, Hermes
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management October 22, 2020

Emerging markets diverge as Covid leaves its mark

Coronavirus has sparked volatility across emerging markets, but clear winners can be found in terms of both regions and sectors

Didier von Daeniken, Standard Chartered
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing October 1, 2020

Private View Blog: Helping clients get to grips with ESG

Private banks have a duty to ensure clients better understand the different aspects of sustainable investing and to tailor solutions to meet both their investment and impact needs, argues Standard Chartered’s Didier von Daeniken

From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

Investor engagement on climate has a long way to go

Asset managers may take climate factors into account when making investment decisions, but many are failing to engage with the companies themselves over these issues

Bill Winters
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

On the spot: Can markets alone solve environmental issues?

Ronald Cohen from the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters ask if government involvement is needed to push markets in a greener direction

Silvia Fazio
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

Ideas exchange: Companies should seek out black female talent in Brazil

More than half of Brazil's population is black and yet less than 5 per cent of C-level positions are occupied by black people, with women particularly underrepresented

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 20, 2020

Private asset nirvana clouded by recent hedge fund history

Leading private banks are scrambling to boost their private equity operations, claiming the hard-to-reach asset class will give clients the returns they need, and bring in healthy fees to boot. But haven’t we seen this all before, back when structured products and hedge funds were all the rage?

Guy Barnard, Janus Henderson
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 17, 2020

Existing real estate trends accentuated by Covid-19 pandemic

While sectors like hospitality, retail and offices have been hit hard by the pandemic, others, such as logistics, are thriving. How should investors be responding to this upheaval?

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