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Investing in sustainability: the power of ESG

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.

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What today’s consumer behaviour tells us about tomorrow

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?

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Wary investors weigh looming market headwinds

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.

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Holding their own?

Amid continuing disruption in global markets, which sectors can global investors best explore to seek value and opportunity? Here, Newton Investment Management portfolio manager Paul Flood and Mellon senior portfolio manager Leigh Todd consider some options.

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Covid-19: Beyond the horizon

In times of crisis, it’s easy to get caught up in the short-term. In this Q&A, BNY Mellon Investment Management chief economist Shamik Dhar takes stock of recent weeks and looks for a route out of the current maelstrom.

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Market watch

Video: BNY Mellon Investment Management’s chief economist Shamik Dhar turns his attention to Brexit and how events may play out over the next six months.

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COVID-19: The right fiscal response

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.

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Five past bear markets and what they taught us

David Leduc (DL), head of fixed income at Mellon, and George Saffaye (GS), global investment strategist at Mellon, dissect five past bear markets (20% peak-to-trough) and reveal what they think the biggest takeaways were for investors.

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Two weeks in financial history

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.

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Vantage Point Q2 2020 Preview

The spread of the coronavirus is having a major global economic impact. Read Vantage Point Q2 2020 preview to learn about four possible economic scenarios.

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Shifting markets place spotlight on gold

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.

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