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A Matter of Time - The Growing Use of ESG in Bond Credit Ratings
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis is becoming increasingly important to fixed income asset managers, catching up to U.S. and global equity research where these factors are more firmly entrenched. Although favorable ESG scores may correlate with attractive investment opportunities, the reason has more to do with improving the ability of fixed income investors to correctly price the risk of bonds over longer time periods.
ClearBridge Investments Embraces ESG - To Generate Returns and Help Public Companies Thrive
Legg Mason affiliate ClearBridge Investments is always looking for an “edge” in researching stocks. They believe some of the best standards available to guide investors are already in plain sight: a company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) characteristics.
High-Quality Emerging Market Equities Continue to Look Good
Equity markets in the U.S. are at record highs, but emerging market (EM) equities are poised to outdo them. That’s the view espoused by Kim Catechis, head of global emerging markets at Martin Currie, an affiliate of Legg Mason.
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