As March’s stock-market slump gave way to a robust second-quarter recovery, Walter Scott’s¹ Long Term Global Equity team held steady with no major changes to its portfolio. The Long Term Global Equity Strategy has come through the crisis in good shape, and the team believes that its long-term focus stands to benefit in the months and years ahead.
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 ESG¹ 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?