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  1. BLOG

    How to Achieve Net Zero? Leaders Weigh In 

    Oct 18, 2021

    Global Investing

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    How can investors help accelerate the net-zero transition? This was the central question at MSCI’s 2021 Global Investing Conference. We present the core takeaways from the two-day event, which featured senior corporate and investment thought leaders.

  2. BLOG

    The Impact of China’s New Regulations: A Thematic Lens 

    Sep 15, 2021

    Global Investing

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    Regulatory changes in China have investors wondering how different industries could be affected. Evaluating the changes through a thematic lens can provide insight into the growth and crowding levels of megatrends, as industries react and evolve.

  3. BLOG

    How a Shift Toward Buybacks Affected Yield Strategies 

    Sep 3, 2021

    Global Investing , Factor Investing

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    For investors who use yield strategies to generate income, a steady stream of dividend payments is important. But with more companies using buybacks as a way to redistribute profits, investors may want to consider a more holistic view of income.

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    A Sector-Balanced Approach to China A Mega-Cap Exposure 

    Aug 27, 2021

    Global Investing

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    For investors seeking exposure to the mega-cap segment of the China A market, a simple top-50 market-cap-weighted approach can lead to large sectoral biases. We explore how a balanced mega-cap approach may help.

  5. BLOG

    Fresh IPO Stocks and Indexes: In or Out? 

    Aug 3, 2021

    Global Investing

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    Depending on a number of factors, stocks may be added to indexes soon after a company’s IPO, which can affect asset managers who use the indexes to create and benchmark portfolios. We investigate the impact of IPO stocks on index performance.

  6. BLOG

    COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Office Vacancy 

    Jul 26, 2021

    Real Estate Investing , Global Investing

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    What was the precise impact of the COVID-19 crisis on office properties? While the overall vacancy rate at the end of 2020 was lower than the previous cycle’s peak, the percentage of fully leased office buildings reached an all-time low.

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    Hedging Inflation with Equities 

    Jul 16, 2021

    Global Investing , Factor Investing

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    Equities have traditionally been viewed as a hedge against inflation, based on the assumption that companies’ revenues adjust for inflation over time. But what has been the short-term impact on equity portfolios?

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    Momentum on a Value Hunt 

    Jun 2, 2021

    Global Investing , Factor Investing

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    Momentum, by definition, rotates into securities with recent outperformance. That said, investors who view value and momentum as contra-signals may have questions about the value-momentum convergence and the divergence of momentum and growth.

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    Real Estate’s Climate-Transition Risk: The Path to Net-Zero 

    May 25, 2021

    Real Estate Investing , Risk Management , Global Investing

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    The 2015 Paris Agreement seeks to keep the rise in global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and many governments are aiming for 1.5°C through nationally determined contributions. What are the implications for real estate markets?

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    The Pressure of the Crowd: Stress Testing Thematic Indexes 

    May 17, 2021

    Equity Themes , Risk Management , Global Investing

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    Some investors may be concerned about crowding within the fast-growing thematic-investing segment. Using MSCI’s stock-crowding model, we identify crowded themes and run stress tests to understand how they might respond to an equity sell-off.

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