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Covid-19 puts spotlight on range of ESG issues, RBC Global Asset Management Survey finds

Covid-19 puts spotlight on range of ESG issues, RBC Global Asset Management Survey finds

The adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration remains strong amongst global institutional investors, while a significant group has also placed greater emphasis on ESG considerations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) Responsible Investment Survey.

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Strong Sovereign performance provides liquidity and stability to Governments through the pandemic

Strong Sovereign performance provides liquidity and stability to Governments through the pandemic

Invesco today released its ninth annual Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, which details the views and opinions of 141 chief investment officers, heads of asset classes and senior portfolio strategists at 82 sovereign wealth funds and 59 central banks, who together manage USD19 trillion in assets.

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CFA Institute survey says equities have been out of sync with the real economy since the start of the pandemic

CFA Institute survey says equities have been out of sync with the real economy since the start of the pandemic

Forty five per cent of respondents to a CFA Institute survey into the  the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on financial markets and the investment industry, are of the view that equities in their respective markets have recovered too quickly and that they expect a correction within the next one to three years.

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Market participants identify key operational areas for improvement post-pandemic in new DTCC white paper

Market participants identify key operational areas for improvement post-pandemic in new DTCC white paper

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has published a white paper examining how capital markets operations responded during the Covid-19 pandemic and where market participants are focused in a post-pandemic future.  

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FTSE 100 dividend yields forecast to rise 24 per cent this year as economy bounces back from Covid-19 crisis

FTSE 100 dividend yields forecast to rise 24 per cent this year as economy bounces back from Covid-19 crisis

UK equity analysts forecast that the dividend yields on FTSE 100 shares will rise by 24 per cent from 2.56 per cent to 3.17 per cent this year as the economy begins its recovery from the coronavirus recession, according to new research from Bowmore Asset Management.

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Covid-19 and threat of climate change drives increase in LGIM’s company engagements

Covid-19 and threat of climate change drives increase in LGIM’s company engagements

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest asset managers, has released its tenth annual ‘Active Ownership’ report, which reveals that over the course of 2020, it increased company engagements by 21 per cent and continued to vote globally, opposing the election of more than 4,700 company directors, as it sought to effect positive change at companies in which it invests.