Degroof Petercam took a head start on the Award Season 2018. On Wednesday 21st February, the renowned financial dailies De Tijd/L’Echo granted their annual Fund Awards, and this for the 22rd time. The asset management industry follows the results of these Awards with great attention.
Just like 2016, in 2017 the focus will once again be on climate change, but also on corporate governance - which remains a key theme - and in particular on business ethics. Finally, the millennial generation will continue to power ahead, and exert a major influence on consumer behaviour.
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.
The rise of blockchain technology and the subsequent spread of cryptocurrencies has fueled a debate on the disruptive potential of this technological innovation. could the implementation of this new technology in the business model of charitable organizations change the way we donate?
Trump’s aggressive rhetoric on trade in combination with higher market volatility is weighing on sentiment. Even though some leading indicators suggest that the pace of the recovery is slowing, economic indicators remain solid. Things could of course quickly escalate.
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.