The High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance met on Wednesday, 19 July. It was established by the European Commission in late 2016 to help develop its strategy regarding sustainable finance, a priority in the capital markets union action plan.
Despite volatile interest rates, 2017 was a good year for Eurozone listed property with the EPRA Eurozone posting a total return of +16.5% whereas shares only show a return of +9.2%. After years of good performance and long-term rates remaining volatile, what can we expect for 2018 ?
July was an eventful month for the financial markets, especially for currencies and commodities. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, takes stock of the main trends in equities, bonds, central banks, currencies and commodities in the past month.
Last Thursday, the seventh edition of the Geneva Forum For Sustainable Investment (GFSI) was held in Geneva. The interest in sustainable and responsible investment is clearly increasing in the major financial centers as well. The Swiss financial industry wants to present itself as indeed sustainable.
Since last Monday, 8 August 2016, we have been consuming more natural resources than our planet is able to generate. Specifically, Earth Overshoot Day is the day on which we have consumed all the natural resources produced by our planet during one given year.
Your monthly appointment with the financial markets. What were the trends for equities, bonds, currencies and commodities in the past month, and what made the markets move ? You can discover the most striking evolutions in this clear and concise analysis.