5 Tips to Green Investing

5 Tips to Green Investing How to build environmental, social and governance factors into your investments The climate change debate has made it to the top of the news agenda, with many Australians now considering what they can do to help the environment. For some, this will include making changes to their finances in line with their environmental values. Whether it’s through super, investments or savings, more and more people are reviewing their financial arrangements …

Econosights – An update on Brexit

Econosights – An update on Brexit Key points Brexit defeat could be a positive for the UK and Euro economies   Theresa May likely to survive vote of no confidence   The impact on Australia of Brexit uncertainty is minimal While Theresa May’s proposed Brexit plan suffered a large defeat in the UK parliament overnight, it may actually result in a “softer” Brexit outcome overall, which would be positive for the UK economy (and by …

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Wrap November 2018 – Modern day slavery

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Wrap November 2018 – Modern day slavery This month the team have put together a feature on the impacts of modern day slavery  and investment considerations for investors. . Investment considerations of modern day slavery           Important note: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this article, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) makes no representations or warranties as …

Responsible & ethical investing – what are they & what’s the difference?

Responsible & ethical investing – what are they & what’s the difference? Whether it’s the war on waste, human rights abuses, animal rights or climate change that is your issue of choice (or perhaps you’re concerned about all of them), more of us are taking an interest in making decisions with our money that reflect our values.  Recent research from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that 92% of Australians now expect their super …

Responsible Investment Leaders – Engagement Report 2018

Responsible Investment Leaders – Engagement Report 2018 This report provides a snapshot of the work the Responsible Investment Leaders (RIL) funds have been doing on your behalf to make a difference. We cover the big issues of 2017 and showcase some of the assets the RIL funds have supported to make the world a better place – our investments in community infrastructure, sustainable forestry, clean tech and renewables are just as exciting as the engagement …

Econosights- The US economy – upcoming midterm elections & its impact

Econosights – The US economy – upcoming midterm elections & its impact Key points Upcoming US midterm elections may see the Republican party lose its majority in one or both houses of Congress which could make passing policy changes more difficult for the government. But, policy already passed (including tax reform) will be difficult to reverse.   Impeachment investigations against Trump are likely if Democrats gain a majority in the House, which would lead to …

Econosights – Should we worry about emerging markets?

Econosights – Should we worry about emerging markets? Key Points Emerging market equities have performed poorly since the beginning of the year. More recently, trade tensions between the US and China, a rising US dollar and issues in individual emerging market economies have hit emerging markets. The last emerging market downturn was in 2015 on the back of Chinese growth concerns, a devaluation in the Chinese Yuan and Fed interest rate hike fears. Emerging market …