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  1. BLOG

    How Climate Change Could Impact Credit Risk 

    Oct 20, 2021

    ESG Research , Fixed Income , Risk Management

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    Investors are increasingly focused on gauging the risks related to climate change. We investigated how various climate scenarios could impact the credit risk of portfolios. In one scenario, 16% of investment-grade issuers could migrate to high yield.

  2. BLOG

    Could Factors Help Explain Asset-Level Real Estate Performance? 

    Oct 19, 2021

    Real Estate Investing , Factor Investing

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    For real estate investors, property type and geography segmentations are the primary lens through which they measure and manage their portfolios. Testing five potential real estate style factors, however, were we able to better explain asset-level variation.

  3. 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.

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    Understanding Carbon Exposure in Private Assets 

    Oct 14, 2021

    ESG Research

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    Public companies and managers of listed assets face growing disclosure requirements. But private companies have not received the same level of scrutiny. How can investors in private assets calculate their exposure to carbon emitters, and what can they do about it?

  5. BLOG

    Creeping Crypto: Cryptocurrency Risk and ESG 

    Oct 13, 2021

    ESG Research

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    Institutional investors may have more exposure to cryptocurrency risk than they realize. We find that cryptocurrencies were a part of business for at least 52 companies covered by MSCI ESG Research, including 26 MSCI ACWI Index constituents.

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    Stress Testing Portfolios for Climate-Change Risk 

    Oct 7, 2021

    ESG Research

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    How quickly companies implement net-zero pledges can affect the value of investments. Stress testing can be used to test how the valuation of a portfolio could change under different climate transition speeds or scenarios chosen by the investor.

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    Factors in Focus: Where’s the Value in Defensive Positioning? 

    Oct 1, 2021

    Factor Investing

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    Throughout the third quarter, investors shifted attention to risks from inflation, tapering and potential interest-rate rises. We analyze global equities and the rotation toward defensive factors.

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    Constructing Net-Zero Portfolios: Three Approaches 

    Sep 30, 2021

    ESG Research

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    While investors around the world are committing to bring the carbon footprints of their portfolios to net-zero by 2050, figuring out how to do so is not a simple matter. What alternatives do investors have?

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    Industry Momentum Across Regions 

    Sep 27, 2021

    Factor Investing

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    We expand on our analysis of industry momentum to assess the persistence of a premium across different regions and the ability of a rules-based strategy to help investors as they seek to capture this premium.

  10. BLOG

    Real Estate’s Income Risk in the Wake of COVID-19 

    Sep 21, 2021

    Real Estate Investing

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    COVID-19 has weighed heavily on the financial positions of companies that hold leases for commercial real estate. Property investors can track the covenant quality of their tenants and translate it into a probability of default over the length of the lease.

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