Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Jun 10, 2019
Three reasons to be optimistic about China
The on-off nature of the US-China trade war has raised many questions about China’s trade and capital market environment, but there are three good reasons to be positive about the region. First, avoiding the noise of the Donald Trump-Xi Jinping trade negotiations and taking a longer-term time horizon, things look pretty positive for the ...
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Jun 05, 2019
Malaysian stocks receive upgrading boost
Malaysian stocks have received a much-needed upgrade from leading banks as the US-China trade war continues, leading investors to look elsewhere in the region for opportunities.    Swiss financial behemoth UBS recently upgraded Malaysia to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ just after HSBC reported it had also upgraded the country to ‘neutral’ from ‘underweight’. It comes at an opportune time: Malaysia’s stock benchmark, the Kuala Lumpur Composi...
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May 24, 2019
Number of billionaires falls in Asia-Pacific
Billionaires in Asia-Pacific suffered losses last year, seeing their overall wealth and total numbers falling at the greatest rate globally. The region saw its number of billionaires fall by 13 percent and their wealth in total fall by 8 percent in 2018, according to New York and London-based high-net-worth data firm Wealth-X’s Billionaire Census. That equates to a loss of 109 billionaires in the Asia-Pacific region and a $212 bn drop in their total combine...
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May 14, 2019
London overtakes Hong Kong in Schroders Global Cities investment index
London has overtaken Hong Kong to be ranked second in the latest Schroders Global Cities 30 Index for investment, despite the economic and political uncertainty in the UK, especially surrounding Brexit. The ranking goes some way toward reinforcing London’s position as a significant contributor to the UK economy and highlights the UK capital’s attraction as a location for investing.  London remains the highest-positioned European city in the top 30, follo...
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May 13, 2019
SRD II: What will change when new rules come in next month
EU member states have until June 10, 2019 to transpose the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) into law. Much of this legislation brings member states in line with current UK legislation, and may not even go as far as the updated Stewardship Code due to be published this summer. Given the directive’s potential effects on stewardship and governance, the lack of coverage in the UK is notable as ESG issues become increasingly important to the investment industry.  ...
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May 07, 2019
Mifid II begins to bite in Canada
Canadian issuers are beginning to notice the impact of Mifid II on their marketing calendars, sell-side coverage and quality of conferences, according to the panelists at last month’s IR Magazine Forum in Toronto. While Mifid II has long been a talking point at IR Magazine events, the Canadian community has been less spooked than its counterparts in the US and Europe until now, due to a range of factors including the tight-knit nature of the Canadian inve...
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Apr 26, 2019
Retail investors eye ESG factors, survey finds
ESG-related considerations are important to retail investors, with individuals tending to place slightly greater store in social issues above governance and environmental matters, according to research by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. But a lack of comparable disclosures may be hampering actual investment patterns. Much of the attention on the growing influence of ESG issues in recent times has focused on companies’ reporting and engagement with...
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