Exploring Value-at-Risk

Exploring Value-at-Risk

Advisers need to be able to assess portfolio and fund risks for their clients.  Market risk is often seen as variability in returns, or volatility, although this has limitations. Value-at-Risk (VaR) addresses losses but needs to be correctly understood to appreciate...
Extreme Weather: towards pricing climate risk

Extreme Weather: towards pricing climate risk

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season caused estimated damages of $265 billion.  Given links between extreme weather and global warming how close might we be to some companies or sectors being held liable, at least partially, due to their activities? The answer may be...
Ethical Investing and the Scourge of Plastics

Ethical Investing and the Scourge of Plastics

The popular BBC One television series Blue Planet II [1] typifies media coverage drawing attention to the environmental damage caused by plastic waste.  This programme and others like it point out the alarming global reach of plastic detritus, its chemical toxicity...