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From black to blue: Understanding water-stress exposure in an investment portfolio

A lot of work has gone into identifying how carbon can be measured, managed and invested in for tomorrow’s green economy. But there is more to the “E” in environmental than carbon. Here we ask: “what is the next big thing in the environmental space?”– for us, it’s water.
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Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry: A Cathartic Experience for Finance Sector Equities

The Australian equity market in general, and bank and financial equities in particular, saw prices and valuations languish in the months leading up to Commissioner Ken Haynes’ final report on February 4th, 2019. Most active fund managers were underweight the banking sector, in the lead-up to the Commission’s 76 recommendations reveal.
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Overview of Negative screening and performance consequences

In recent years, an increasing number of investors have formed dual investment goals: maintain strong investment returns while expressing views on specific industries (such as tobacco, carbon or controversial weapons). As part of this demand, investors also want to understand the performance impact of these exclusions on their portfolio. To meet this need, we created thousands of simulated portfolios with various exclusions. Then we evaluated the performance distribution of these portfolios to identify how – and how much – negative screening can materially affect a portfolio.
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Miao Ouyang
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