Buy side Monthly archive

Jul 27, 2021
Buyback volume drops to five-year low in Covid-19 aftermath
In the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, share buybacks in the US dropped to their lowest level since before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, according to a new study by Fortuna Advisors. Between Q1 and Q2 2020, the volume of buybacks fell by 55 percent, from $194 bn to $88 bn. This is the largest decline in buyback volume in more than five years, accord...
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Jul 13, 2021
Investors maintain big overweight on Eurozone equities amid global growth concerns, finds BofA survey
Investors have maintained big bets on European equities amid growing caution over the global economic recovery, according to the latest fund manager survey from Bank of America (BofA). The proportion of global investors who say they are net overweight Eurozone equities has grown by 4 percentage points month on month to a net 45 percent, the highest level since January 2018, finds the survey. Investors have also added to positions in US equities, with a net 11...
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Jul 06, 2021
Greenwashing biggest challenge of ESG investing, say institutions
Institutional investors view greenwashing – where an organization presents itself as more environmentally friendly than it actually is – as their top concern as they attempt to integrate ESG factors into investment decisions, according to a new survey. Around six in 10 respondents (59 percent) identify greenwashing as a challenge when selecting sustainable investments, finds the Schroders Institutional Investor ...
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