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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a worrying time for companies and investors globally, but has also put a spotlight on the importance of ESG needs and responsible investing. With ESG getting more attention now than ever before, Newton’s Andrew Parry discusses how companies’ reputations can be affected by how seriously they take this form of investing.
Since Covid-19 abruptly appeared and changed the lives of many, government-mandated lockdowns have forced a large portion of the global population to stay indoors. Although certain technologies have seen an uptick in demand due to stay-at-home orders, will these behaviours persist when things return to normal?
As volatility rips through markets battered by recent economic shocks, just how bad could conditions get and how can investors best gauge the timing and direction of their own market moves? Newton global strategist and member of the Real Return team, Brendan Mulhern, reflects on recent events and what might come next.
Governments around the world understand that extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. However, there is less understanding of what the right policy response is – and not surprisingly, given the uncertainty that abounds. Economists are increasingly coalescing around the idea that social insurance through income protection is more important than traditional stimulus at the moment. Here’s why.
Starting the morning of 9 March through to the close of markets on the 20th, investors saw – and experienced – seismic financial shifts as a series of historic events rocked global markets. Here, BNY Mellon Investment Management managers reflect on these record-breaking events and their potential long-term impacts.
While gold has long enjoyed a special status for its beauty and intrinsic value it also continues to attract a range of investors interested in its diversification potential. With the gold price rising and falling amid wider market volatility, Newton portfolio manager Suzanne Hutchins considers both the enduring appeal of gold investment and potential risks it may carry.