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ESG investing: What’s most important – the E, the S, or the G?

An economically efficient and sustainable global financial system is a necessity for long-term value creation. ESG will help this be achieved.

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Was June a good month? - Monthly Market Commentary

With the US Federal Reserve still able to control the narrative on inflation, risk assets had another good month in June.

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Oil does well despite its pariah status

There has been a sharp run up in the price of oil as economies around the world reopen. Oil demand is recovering rapidly from the depressed levels of 2020, and may be back close to 2019 peaks by early next year.

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A digital divide is slowly being erected between East and West. As mistrust over security and trade define the relationship between Washington and Beijing, is this the end of the World Wide Web?

Does economic nationalism mean a ‘Splinternet’ is inevitable?

A digital divide is slowly being erected between East and West. As mistrust over security and trade define the relationship between Washington and Beijing, is this the end of the World Wide Web?

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Daniel Riddaway shortlisted for Professional Pensions Rising Stars Awards

Charles Stanley is pleased to announce Daniel Riddaway has been shortlisted for Investment Manager of the Year at the Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards 2021.

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Recommended Offer for Charles Stanley

The Boards of Charles Stanley and Raymond James have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended acquisition of Charles Stanley by Raymond James.

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For now, the Fed still has the confidence of the market as it moves towards a more cautious approach. But the bull market rests on it continuing to be in control of the narrative and events.

Peak stimulus and peak growth rates?

For now, the Fed still has the confidence of the market as it moves towards a more cautious approach. But the bull market rests on it continuing to be in control of the narrative and events.

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EU attempts to tone down US action against China at the G7 Summit means the “Five Eyes” grouping of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK are emerging as the principal supporters of the US.

It's a Five Eyes world competing with China

EU attempts to tone down US action against China at the G7 Summit means the “Five Eyes” grouping of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK are emerging as the principal supporters of the US.

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They cannot both be right.  Opec and the wider oil industry tell us they will be ‘back to normal’ soon, whilst advanced country governments want to speed along the track to net zero. Opec thinks it will be back to selling 100 million barrels of oil a day

Mind the energy gap

Nations are building a new green-energy infrastructure to boost economic activity following the Covid-19 pandemic. So, what will the oil majors do as the race to net-zero accelerates?

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The Asian recovery is being slowed by the re-emergence of Covid-19 coupled with central bank and government action to prevent economies overheating. However, infection rates remain lower than in the West.

Asian troubles with the pandemic

The Asian recovery is being slowed by the re-emergence of Covid-19 coupled with central bank and government action to prevent economies overheating. However, infection rates remain lower than in the West.

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ESG is set to become a significant driver of company valuations, as investors position themselves into the ESG winners and steer clear of the losers.

ESG impact on valuations may already have started

ESG is set to become a significant driver of company valuations, as investors position themselves into the ESG winners and steer clear of the losers.

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The bull case for markets is based on the twin propositions that the Fed is in control and that it will continue to offer extraordinary amounts of support. Worries about both are the cause of volatility.

Is the Federal Reserve really in control?

The bull case for markets is based on the twin propositions that the Fed is in control and that it will continue to offer extraordinary amounts of support. Worries about both are the cause of volatility.

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Finally, some pensions jargon that’s actually useful

Trustees who have had actuarial valuation reports in the last year will have been confronted with some brand new jargon, much to their annoyance no doubt! As with most new pensions jargon there are a few variants, just to add to the confusion.

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Monthly Market Commentary - February 2021

Markets in February followed a similar pattern to that seen in January. There was a strong rally in equities in the first half of the month, driven by market optimism that policy makers will be able to support global reflation.

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