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Oct 12
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Global Emerging Markets

Through the ESG Lens

October 12, 2017

While the particular issues may vary, the rationale for conducting ESG analysis in emerging markets is no different from that in developed markets.

Investment Insights
Oct 03
Investment Insights

Above the Noise

Connecting the Unconnected

October 03, 2017

The enthusiasm with which information technology, whether it be e-commerce, social media or FinTech, is being embraced in emerging markets is far greater than many realise.

Investment Insights
Oct 02
Investment Insights

Around the Curve

Can Emerging Markets Hold Steady?

October 02, 2017

Emerging Markets (EM) have been one of the better performing asset classes this year. Is it time to question whether EMs will continue to provide a return on capital for investors?

Investment Insights
Sep 21
Investment Insights

In Conversation...

The What, Why and How of active ESG integration

September 21, 2017

David Sheasby, Head of Stewardship & ESG at Martin Currie, discusses the merits of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions.

Investment Insights
Sep 20
Investment Insights

Central Bank Watch

The Great Unwind Begins

September 20, 2017

The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) left its target rate unchanged, as was widely expected. But the bigger news is the beginning, in October, of the Great Balance Sheet Unwind, as the Fed moves toward policy normalization. Read on for insights from our Portfolio Managers:

Investment Insights
Sep 19
Investment Insights

ESG: Driving Better Investment Outcomes

September 19, 2017

CEO and CO-CIO Chris Clark and Director of Risk Management Gunjan Banati discuss the significance of incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors into Royce's investment process.

Investment Insights
Sep 19
Investment Insights

Above the Noise

EM and the Fintech Edge

September 19, 2017

Buzzwords tend to fizzle out as quickly as they come into fashion. But one concept has gained significant importance for emerging markets (EM) in recent years.

Investment Insights
Sep 19
Investment Insights

Above The Noise

Days numbered for the internal combustion engine?

September 19, 2017

Technological progress and broader pressure to deal with pollution – climate change – are rapidly conspiring against the internal combustion engine (ICE).

Investment Insights
Sep 11
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: September

September 11, 2017

Western Asset examines recent trends in the muni bond market and provides its outlook about conditions ahead.

Investment Insights
Sep 11
Investment Insights

Has the Phillips Curve Flattened?

September 11, 2017

Is the Fed's action the final nail in the coffin for the Phillips Curve, the model that describes the relationship between rates of unemployment and rates of inflation in an economy? We are not quite ready to throw in the towel on this theory.

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