Shareholder targeting & ID Monthly archive

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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Apr 24, 2019
Investors should look to climate change strategies, says paper
Investors should be looking to allocate to climate change strategies, given the risks posed by climate change and the potential benefit from these adjustments, observes a new paper by Boston-based asset manager GMO. GMO co-founder Jeremy Grantham and portfolio manager Lucas White write that climate change has become a major risk to the global economy but investing in green energy companies that mitigate this risk will pay off as demand for their products and service...
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Apr 19, 2019
The week in IR: China to further ease market access for foreign investors
Liu Kun, China’s finance minister, is looking to further ease market access for foreign investors and implement a foreign investment law, according to Global Times. Liu’s comments were made during a recent ministerial luncheon at the 99th Development Committee co-hosted by the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Liu called for the World Bank to continue improving trade systems,...
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Apr 12, 2019
Nordic investors become sellers in domestic property
Nordic institutional investors have become sellers in their domestic property markets, according to Oslo-based Pangea Property Partners in its latest outlook report. Factors such as an increased desire for international real estate, development projects, new capital requirements and overly high real estate allocations have all contributed to the shift from being buyers, the Nordic advisory firm says. ‘It’s a new trend we are seeing right now,’ comments...
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Apr 02, 2019
Investment in Chinese enterprises slumps in Q1 2019
The funding pumped into Chinese enterprises in the first quarter of this year has fallen by nearly 50 percent from a year ago, as investors step back from taking risks on start-ups, the US-China trade war remains and a cloud hangs over the economy. Unlisted companies have raised a little over $9 bn this year – down from $17.5 bn a year earlier, according to data compiled by Nikkei on yuan and dollar-denominated funds from corporations and venture capital firms. Th...
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