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  1. BLOG

    SEC’s proxy proposal: Who would benefit? 

    Mar 3, 2020 Ric Marshall

    ESG Research

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    The SEC has proposed reforms to the proxy process that would curb the number of proposals submitted by small shareholders. But such a change may disadvantage all shareholders, who have provided significant levels of support for these initiatives.

  2. BLOG

    Navigating market volatility with agency MBS models 

    Feb 26, 2020 David Zhang

    Fixed Income , Risk Management

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    We performed our annual review of MSCI’s model for managing prepayment and interest-rate risk in agency mortgage-backed securities. How closely did the model’s forecasts anticipate what we observed in the market?

  3. BLOG

    ESG and the cost of capital 

    Feb 25, 2020 Ashish Lodh

    ESG Research , Global Investing , Emerging Markets

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    We know a lot about the relationship between companies’ ESG characteristics and financial performance. But was there a correlation between ESG scores and cost of capital?

  4. BLOG

    The coronavirus epidemic: Implications for markets 

    Feb 12, 2020 Zhen Wei , Jun Wang , Thomas Verbraken

    Economic Exposure , Emerging Markets , Factor Investing , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Risk Management

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    The toll from the coronavirus has been felt throughout societies, leading to repercussions on the global economy and financial markets. We examine investor impact through markets’ economic exposures to China and factors and by stress testing portfolios.

  5. BLOG

    What’s driven capital growth in real estate portfolios? 

    Feb 6, 2020 Bryan Reid

    Real Estate Investing

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    In real estate investing, capital growth has historically been responsible for most of the observed volatility in total returns. Could breaking capital growth into its components help tell a more detailed story of property portfolios’ performance?

  6. BLOG

    How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities 

    Feb 5, 2020 David Lunsford , Boris Prahl

    ESG Research , Emerging Markets

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    Of all the threats to the environment from climate change, sea-level rise may be one of the most devastating and permanent. The question for global equity investors is how coastal-flooding risks may affect their portfolios.

  7. BLOG

    Aramco IPO shows importance of timely index inclusion 

    Feb 4, 2020 Saurabh Katiyar

    Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Saudi Aramco’s IPO showed why single-country index providers may sometimes need to include companies (especially larger ones) outside of scheduled reviews, as they work to bridge gaps between a country’s equity index exposure and economic drivers.

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    Did private capital deliver? 

    Jan 30, 2020 Yang Liu , Oleg Ruban

    Global Investing

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    Private-capital funds enjoyed record inflows from 2014 to 2018, as asset owners sought high-returning assets that had low correlations to traditional public asset classes. Did private capital deliver?

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    Trade deal broadened access to China’s nonperforming loans 

    Jan 29, 2020 Jian Chen , Yini Yang

    Risk Management , Fixed Income , Global Investing , Emerging Markets

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    The phase-one U.S.-China trade deal lets U.S. asset managers acquire nonperforming loans directly from Chinese banks. We assess the market’s characteristics, as investors face challenges estimating recovery rates and liquidation timing of these loans.

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