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ESG will drive valuations, whatever its real-world impact

Trustees support wider adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing even if it doesn’t translate into social or environmental improvement.

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Filling the trustee gap: Sole trusteeship or consolidation?

Two-thirds of professional trustees plan to step down over the next few years. Is regulation driving them away – and who will fill their shoes?

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Equities can offer better risk-adjusted returns than hedging strategies alone

Despite the volatility seen in markets since 2020, trustees are keen to take more risk with their investments. But does it make sense to take risk with growth assets – or by under-hedging their liabilities? And how do trustees know how much risk to take?

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Trustee Research: Mind The [knowledge] Gap

The challenges and constraints professional trustees face today.

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Charles Stanley News

Seven Charles Stanley women announced as finalists for 2021 Women in Financial Advice awards

Seven women from Charles Stanley have made it to the final stage of the 2021 Women in Finance awards.

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Charles Stanley appoints Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North.

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It looks likely that the US government and central bank will continue with their “running-hot” experiment for some time to come. But could the economy run too hot?

How hot will the US economy run?

It looks likely that the US government and central bank will continue with their “running-hot” experiment for some time to come. But could the economy run too hot?

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The US stands accused by Beijing of menacing China with worsening military threats, economic and technology blockades, attacks on its financial system and attempts at political and diplomatic isolation.

China and the US find agreement difficult on net zero

The US stands accused by Beijing of menacing China with worsening military threats, economic and technology blockades, attacks on its financial system and attempts at political and diplomatic isolation.

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There are signs that growth rates of leading economies are falling away. Is Stagflation – which is characterised by low economic growth and relatively high unemployment – on the horizon?

Stagflation, inflation and falling growth rates

There are signs that growth rates of leading economies are falling away. Is stagflation – which is characterised by low economic growth and relatively high unemployment – on the horizon?

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The automobile industry makes no secret of the shortfall as it struggles to get back to pre-pandemic levels of sales and production. This will take some effort to resolve.

Carmakers have a major structural dilemma

The automobile industry makes no secret of the shortfall as it struggles to get back to pre-pandemic levels of sales and production. This will take some effort to resolve.

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India has experienced a less widespread attack of Covid-19 than the advanced countries of the West. India remains an interesting growth prospect within Asia, a continent we favour.

What now for India?

The Indian stock market is looking expensive, so Narendra Modi must get on with his reforms to free the country’s economy.

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Can bond-market investors learn lessons from ESG, which tells us to look more widely for things that could go wrong for any given borrower?

How safe are government bonds?

Can bond-market investors learn lessons from ESG, which tells us to look more widely for things that could go wrong for any given borrower?

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Elections in Germany, Italy and France could change the political structure of countries in the European Union, but the likely outcome is more of the same.

Markets can live with the German election

Elections in Germany, Italy and France could change the political structure of countries in the European Union, but the likely outcome is more of the same.

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Little trouble in big China, or something more worrying?

Chinese shares have been under pressure recently as authorities moved to clamp down on regulatory concerns and certain business activities.

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