“Help, my fund is going to have an ESG rating!” There was quite a lot of upheaval in the investment funds and SICAVs world a few months ago. Morningstar had announced that it would expand its database with ESG ratings for funds.
2017 looks set to be a more than decent year for the equity markets, although the markets stopped for breath in November. Our expert, Johan Gallopyn, outlines the main trends on the equity, bond and currency markets of the past month.
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.
China is holding its party congress starting October 18th. While statements are likely to remain vague, the symbolic value of the meeting carries great weight. The meeting will reveal both more information about Presidents Xi’s own priorities and a better gauge of where Chinese economic policy is heading.