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MSCI BlogAssessing Company Alignment with UN SDGs
Five years ago, the United Nations adopted 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to end extreme poverty, reduce inequity and protect the planet by 2030. Using a new tool, we examine whether companies are walking the walk.
MSCI BlogESG in Mexico: At a Fork in the Road?
Mexican companies’ ESG risk-mitigation practices have come a long way over the past decade, but there has been some slippage over the past two years. We examine the current status and why investors may want to pay attention.
MSCI BlogAlternative Views of Equity-Market Liquidity During COVID-19
Institutional investors have typically used traded volume as a way to assess market liquidity. Adding alternative measures that gauge market impact and trading costs can provide a more comprehensive view for portfolio managers and traders.
MSCI BlogHedging Inflation: A Scorecard
Aggressive actions by central banks and soaring government budget deficits have raised concerns among some investors that inflation may significantly rise. We examine whether an inflation hedge was worth the cost over the past 13 years.
MSCI BlogUnderstanding the Industry-Momentum Factor
When COVID-19 first swept through global equity markets, many factors exhibited unprecedented performance swings. How could institutional investors interpret the industry-momentum factor’s moves in the context of the underlying market dynamics?
MSCI BlogIndex Futures and the Expansion of Equity Markets in EM and Asia
Given equity market growth in the emerging markets and Asia, and the dispersion of returns across individual subregions and countries, some have looked beyond traditional long-only approaches, to others, such as futures. We explore those options.
MSCI BlogManaging Climate Risk in Equity Portfolios: A Case Study
Institutional investors are increasingly focused on mitigating their climate-related risks. How could a “typical” active global equity manager have managed these exposures without disturbing the portfolio’s risk and return characteristics?
MSCI BlogWould Integrating ESG in Chinese Equities Have Worked?
ESG ratings have reflected financial risk and returns in developed-market and emerging-market equities. But was this true in China, where ESG considerations are still in their infancy?
MSCI BlogDid Value-Factor Exposure Deliver for Value Funds?
Building on previous MSCI research into the nuanced performance of the value factor, including the impact of sectors and other style factors, we look at how exposure to value drove the performance of actively managed value funds.
MSCI BlogESG Ratings: How the Weighting Scheme Affected Performance
Our recent research suggests that environmental and social issues were more industry specific and tended to show up in financial measures over a longer time frame compared to governance issues. How can E, S and G issues be combined?