Econosights: Coronavirus and migration – impacts to Australia from lower population growth | AMP Capital

Econosights: Coronavirus and migration – impacts to Australia from lower population growth Key points Australia’s headline economic growth outperformance (relative to global counterparts) over the past decade has been flattered by high population growth (driven by net migration) over the past decade A fall in net overseas migration into Australia means lower population growth and a hit to GDP growth in the next few years. But this is unlikely to become a permanent change unless …

JUN 20 – Safety, privacy and sustainable change – ethical investing in a pandemic | AMP Capital

WEBINARS JUN 20 – Safety, privacy and sustainable change – ethical investing in a pandemic 10 Jun, 2020 By Kristen Le Mesurier B Com, B Laws (Hons), M LawsPortfolio Manager – Multi Asset GroupSydney, Australia Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) makes no representations …

The smart money is with sustainable listed real estate | AMP Capital

The smart money is with sustainable listed real estate In investing parlance, sustainability isn’t just a catch-all phrase for the numbers that don’t carry dollar signs. It refers to substantial elements of the ability of a business to perform over the longer term. For real estate, predicated as it is on ongoing rental yields and the relationships between landlords and tenants, our view is that sustainability factors almost always have considerable impact on performance over …

Econosights: Will fiscal stimulus lead to a global debt problem? | AMP Capital

Econosights: Will fiscal stimulus lead to a global debt problem? Key points Record-like levels of fiscal stimulus to combat the economic shock from the Covid-19 pandemic will add large amounts to government debt. Rising debt could become inflationary but only if demand starts outstripping supply. For now, the enormous amount of spare capacity and “free” government services mean deflation is more likely in the short-term. Public debt levels become unsustainable when government bond yields outstrip …

Econosights: The impact of Covid-19 on the Australian labour market | AMP Capital

Econosights: The impact of Covid-19 on the Australian labour market Key points Most industries are feeling some negative impact from the coronavirus disruption via reduced employee hours, wage cuts, stood down workers or permanent staff reductions. On our estimates, around 41% of jobs are at a high risk of lower work hours, being stood down or terminated. However, the Federal Government’s well designed JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme should see most of these employees kept in …

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 …