ESG: Rules of engagement

ESG: Rules of engagement

With unsustainable business practices in the public eye, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming ever more important to companies, says Jessica Craven, Head of Responsible Investment at commodity trade finance specialists Kimura Capital...
A price for everything

A price for everything

It is often written that “uncertainty creates opportunity”. While this sounds trite, it is nevertheless true. Uncertainty can create opportunity through low prices. All investors know that Brexit has effected the UK equity market negatively; this is not however a one...
Good ethics is good business

Good ethics is good business

Financial professionals are familiar with regulatory compliance requirements, including policies on treating customers fairly, anti-money laundering, data protection and anti-bribery. Professional bodies also have codes of conduct. However, following past financial...
6 ways to get women investing

6 ways to get women investing

We recently posted this article Why Aren’t Women Investing? to share new research presented by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Since then, I’ve had a number of conversations with people right across our profession to explore how we can address this...
Multi-asset investing and the Green Cross Code

Multi-asset investing and the Green Cross Code

As investment managers we are an inherently risky business. We need to understand the risks we’re taking and, where possible, try to hedge against risks we’re concerned about. Going down this rabbit hole can take you into the realms of the known knowns, known unknowns...
Should investors listen to Trump?

Should investors listen to Trump?

Once upon a time, the world looked simple. As long as economies were undisturbed by the whims of politicians, people thought the pie would grow to everyone’s benefit. Politicians, for their part, used to go along with this. The hands-off approach to managing the...