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Which Companies Lost Most in Europe’s Lost Decade?

Dec 14, 2021 Anil Rao, Jean-Maurice Ladure

If uncertainties over deglobalization persists, the performance divide between Europe and the U.S. could widen further. Have European firms been more at risk, given they have had more international revenue than U.S. companies?

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Did Deglobalization Add to Inflation Woes?

Dec 13, 2021 Román Mendoza, Oleg Ruban

Inflation watchers, aware of how COVID-19 led to trillions of dollars of stimulus, may want to note the longer-term shift toward deglobalization. As these forces collide, they may lead to rising global inflation and affect asset-allocation strategies.

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Spotlight on the Markets: Are Supply Chains the New Grinch

Dec 3, 2021 Ana Harris, Mehdi Alighanbari

The holiday season may only exacerbate supply-chain challenges affecting the availability and prices of goods. In this inaugural edition of Spotlight on the Markets, we analyze performance and how investors are working to rise to the occasion.

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After Evergrande: Bond Liquidity of Chinese Property Developers

Nov 17, 2021 Daniel Molnar

Evergrande, one of China’s largest and most indebted property developers, had a recent close brush with bankruptcy that generated considerable concern among global bond investors. In this time of distress, how has market liquidity responded?

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Focusing a Sustainability Lens on China’s Regulatory Changes

Oct 28, 2021 Shuo Xu

Market fundamentals may not be significantly affected by new regulations in China. But, given the regulations’ focus on ESG-related issues, investors can use ESG data as they seek to identify risks and opportunities across industries and securities.

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How to Achieve Net Zero? Leaders Weigh In

Oct 18, 2021 Meggin Thwing Eastman

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

Sep 15, 2021 Wei Xu

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.

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How a Shift Toward Buybacks Affected Yield Strategies

Sep 3, 2021 Mehdi Alighanbari, Arihant Jain

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.

Investment Insights 2021

Investment Insights 2021

What are the critical challenges facing institutional investors?

How can active managers put ESG to work?

How can active managers put ESG to work?

Many active managers are concerned that using ESG data might disturb investment  processes or introduce unintended biases. What’s the evidence?

Why are small caps different?

Why are small caps different?

Apart from size, what distinguishes global small-cap stocks from their large- and mid-cap counterparts?