Shareholder targeting & ID Archive

Feb 12, 2021
Climate change biggest issue for markets in coming years, say large asset owners
Large asset owners view climate change as the biggest issue for markets over the coming years and half are using climate data on a regular basis to manage risk, according to a new survey from MSCI.  Nearly a third (31 percent) of institutions with more than $200 bn in assets cite climate as the top trend impacting investments over the next three to five years, ...
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Feb 03, 2021
New way for overseas investors to access China’s Star Market
China’s booming Star Market has become more accessible to international investors as the country continues to open up to foreign capital.  From Monday this week, companies listed on the Star Market can be included in the Stock Connect trading scheme, which links mainland Chinese exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen with Hong Kong.  The Stock Connect system is a popular way for overseas investors to gain access to mainland Chinese stocks. Prior to the change...
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Jan 25, 2021
Europe’s new shareholder disclosure regime hit by delays and tech issues
Europe’s new shareholder disclosure regime has got off to a troubled start with requests for information experiencing delays and technical issues, according to a variety of market participants.  The new rules, introduced as part of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), became effective on September 3. They attempt to increase transparency around share ownership by placing obligations on intermediaries in the investment chain to disclose information. ...
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Jan 20, 2021
Bullish investors pile into emerging market stocks, says Bank of America survey
Investors have upped their holdings in emerging markets to record levels while pulling back on US exposure, according to the latest fund manager survey by Bank of America’s (BofA) global research team. The report, based on a poll of 194 investors managing around $560 bn in assets, says allocations to emerging market equities rose 7 percentage points over the last month to a net 62 percent overweight – the highest ever reading.  Emerging markets – parti...
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Jan 18, 2021
Record growth for thematic ETFs in Europe
European ETFs that track a particular trend saw substantial growth in 2020 as investors bet big on clean energy and technology, according to new research from Morningstar.  Last year, thematic ETFs in the region attracted a record €9.5 bn ($11.5 bn) in net inflows, while assets under management rose from €8.2 bn to an ‘all-time high’ of €22.7 bn, says the...
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Dec 30, 2020
Aubrey Capital Management on reasons to be cheerful in Asia
For much of the last decade global emerging markets (Gems) have underperformed those in the developed world, despite consistently higher economic growth rates, more exciting demographics and less damage suffered in the global financial crisis of 2008. There are a number of reasons why this alluring macro has not consistently translated into more exciting market returns. For the most part this has been an understandable negative for allocators: why bother to v...
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Dec 09, 2020
The future of the Belt and Road Initiative
The Silk Road was a transformational network of roads and maritime routes that ran through much of Asia, into the Middle East, around East Africa and into Europe. It spanned continents, lasted for roughly 1,500 years, had a profound effect on international trade and facilitated giant strides in technology, commerce, infrastructure and economics until its eventual demise in the 18th century. Its legacy was echoed in 2013 when Chinese leader Xi Jinping unveiled the Be...
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Dec 07, 2020
A look at the fracturing US trading landscape
September 2020 saw the launch of three new stock exchanges – the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), the Members Exchange (MEMX) and the Miami International Securities Exchange – bringing the total number of US exchanges to 19. In addition, the SEC continues to approve alternative trading systems (ATSs) – also known as dark pools – with 54 currently in operation in the US, according to an SEC list from February 2020. Last year, IR Magazine reported on ...
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Dec 04, 2020
The week in investor relations: Dividend criticisms, data deal and SSGA to join Climate Action 100+
– The US moved forward with new rules that could see Chinese firms kicked off US exchanges if they fail to comply with US auditing regulations, reported the BBC. The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act was passed by the House of Representatives but still needs the US president’s approval. It would also require companies to disclose whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government...
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