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MSCI BlogRetire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes
Despite global equity performance, U.S. DC plan participants may be ill prepared to meet retirement-spending needs. We assessed four equity-allocation scenarios — including an equity multifactor allocation and integration of ESG views — to see which performed best.
MSCI BlogIs the US tech sector ignoring minority talent?
Looking in one’s backyard for human capital.
MSCI BlogIs climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again.
When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.
MSCI BlogUnderwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk
Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.
MSCI BlogLooking inside ESG indexes
Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes help them address these goals?
MSCI BlogThe last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset?
Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?
MSCI BlogUnder the hood: Rating ESG funds
Nearly $31 trillion in assets under management were invested in funds that consider ESG issues in their investing process as of January 2018, a 34% increase from two years previously. Transparency is key to understanding what this expansion means.
MSCI BlogResilient carbon-transition portfolios: a road map
Is your portfolio ready for the transition to a low-carbon economy? Which companies, industries and sectors are positioned to benefit? Which ones entail greater risks? The answers are a lot more complicated than alternative energy is in and coal is out.
MSCI BlogUber vs. Lyft: Who’s at the wheel?
Two companies, one highly disruptive business model, multiple big challenges looming. Few IPOs in recent memory have attracted more attention – or disappointed more decisively, initially – than the IPOs of ride-sharing groups Uber and Lyft. At the end of June 7, 2019, two months following its IPO, Lyft’s share price traded at 17.7% below its IPO price, while Uber’s ended that same day 1.9% lower. Could ESG considerations have played into investors’ thinking?
MSCI BlogNeed a Lyft? Why the IPO blew a tire
A week into the highly publicized IPO for Lyft Inc., the ride-sharing company, it’s hard to say it went exactly as planned.