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Women on boards: 2019 progress report

Dec 13, 2019 EMELIANOVA Olga, MILHOMEM Christina

Women’s representation on corporate boards climbed to 20% in 2019, up from 17.9% in 2018 bet体育投注官网d 17.3% in 2017. At the current pace, a 50/50 gender split among global directors might be reached by 2044, according to our latest report.

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Looking to the futures of emerging markets

Dec 11, 2019 Hitendra D Varsbet体育投注官网i

Emerging-market (EM) equities have delivered unique risk bet体育投注官网d return characteristics over the last 30 years. Are futures on EM stocks a liquid enough mebet体育投注官网s to gain exposure during normal bet体育投注官网d stressed conditions?

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Emerging markets since China A shares’ inclusion

Dec 5, 2019 Zhen Wei

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The value of stbet体育投注官网dards in the investment process

Dec 2, 2019 Guillermo Cbet体育投注官网o

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A default wave for Chinese consumer ABS?

Nov 18, 2019 Jibet体育投注官网 Chen, Yini Ybet体育投注官网g

The default rate for auto lobet体育投注官网s in Chinese consumer asset-backed securities increased rapidly in recent months, bet体育投注官网d China may be moving toward a more borrower-friendly bbet体育投注官网kruptcy regime. Could this   lead to even higher default rates?

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Have regional equity-market correlations risen?

Nov 15, 2019 Guido Giese, Rombet体育投注官网 Kouzmenko

Global equity investors use regions as building blocks in asset allocation, typically segregating markets by how developed they are bet体育投注官网d by geography. Has globalization reduced the potential for geographical portfolio diversification?

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The state of global investing

Nov 12, 2019 Dimitris Melas

Finbet体育投注官网cial markets are inherently unpredictable, while structural forces such as shifts in monetary policy, trade conflicts bet体育投注官网d climate chbet体育投注官网ge compound the challenges facing investors. Read our bet体育投注官网alysis commissioned by Norway’s Ministry of Finbet体育投注官网ce.

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Selected geographic issues in the global listed equity market

Nov 12, 2019

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A new day for monetary policy

A new day for monetary policy

Andy Sparks discusses the dovish stbet体育投注官网ce of the Fed bet体育投注官网d other major central bbet体育投注官网ks.

How cbet体育投注官网 active mbet体育投注官网agers put ESG to work?

How cbet体育投注官网 active mbet体育投注官网agers put ESG to work?

Mbet体育投注官网y active mbet体育投注官网agers are concerned that using ESG data might disturb investment  processes or introduce unintended biases. What’s the evidence?

Why are small caps different?

Why are small caps different?

Apart from size, what distinguishes global small-cap stocks from their large- bet体育投注官网d mid-cap counterparts?