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Johnson win sharpens Brexit focus

As Boris Johnson prepares to take over as new UK Prime Minister, Newton fixed income portfolio manager Howard Cunningham considers the likely impacts on gilt and sterling markets and future Brexit moves.

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Mind the gap

The on-going issue of gender equality has been in the spotlight since late 2017. The high-profile sexual discrimination in the workplace campaigns (such as MeToo and TimesUp) may have started in Hollywood but have since gone global.

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ESG investing is booming. But what is it?

Investing and religion rarely mix. However, in the summer of 2018, the Church of England hit the headlines when it announced it would sell its investments in oil and gas companies that fail to do enough to tackle climate change.

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Is ‘fast fashion’ folly wrecking the planet?

Newton’s Nick Clay has held Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) for several years, a company whose environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) credentials are streets ahead of its peer group – particularly at a time when fashion’s villains are standing right in the spotlight.

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