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2020 SEP

Insights

M&G Investments

17/09/2020

Four global themes for long-term growth

Throughout modern history, profound economic change has been driven by structural long-term trends.

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Insights

M&G Investments

17/09/2020

Investing in powerful long-term themes

The world is undergoing significant change, but it often takes dramatic events like the new coronavirus pandemic to highlight the extent to which society and the economy have evolved.

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Insights

Fund Manager – Steven Andrew

08/09/2020

M&G Episode Income Fund: An update on income as equity dividends are cut

Since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, global companies from Royal Dutch Shell to Nissan have cancelled, cut or suspended their payouts, with analysts estimating that dividends could drop by a fifth this year. This would make 2020 the worst year for dividends since the Global Financial Crisis.

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Insights

08/09/2020

ESG isn't Impact

David Halfacre, Partnership Development Director introduces a new series of video interviews conducted with the M&G Impact Team, which seeks to address the key questions investors have about responsible investing, a topic which is gaining in significance.

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Insights

Kirsty Clark

07/09/2020

Mind the Gap

In this month’s video and blog Investment Specialist, Kirsty Clark comments on the Fed’s move to ‘average inflation targeting’ and how government and central bank liquidity has been ‘bridging the economic activity and earnings gap’, fuelling market gains through the COVID crisis. To read the article and view more perspectives from the Equities team, please visit our Equities Forum.

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2020 AUG

Insights

M&G Investments

28/08/2020

Ascentric is now part of M&G plc

Today we’re delighted to announce that, following approval from the FCA, Ascentric is now part of M&G plc.
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Insights

M&G Real Estate

21/08/2020

The tipping point - a new reality for offices?

With offices around the world shut down in response to government containment measures, home working policies have been adopted en masse. But individual experience has been far from consistent.
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Insights

Kirsty Clark

07/08/2020

Supply chains: only as strong as the weakest link

In this month’s video and blog Investment Specialist, Kirsty Clark comments on the hidden costs of complex global supply chains, increasing awareness of the social and environmental costs, and growing calls for greater transparency. To read the article and view more perspectives from the Equities team, please visit our Equities Forum. You can also download our Equities market perspective note here.

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Insights

05/08/2020

The Big Question: ESG, fad or future?

Veronique Chapplow, Investment Director at M&G, and Ned Salter, Head of Equity at Fidelity International discuss ESG and responsible investing with Square Mile’s Senior Investment Consultant, Jake Moeller.

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2020 JUL

Insights

M&G Investments

27/07/2020

Sustainable and Responsible Investing at M&G

At M&G Investments, we have been investing money for individual and institutional clients for more than 80 years and our principles of investing for the long-term, responsible stewardship of our assets and active fund management have been the foundation of our approach thoughout.
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Insights

M&G Investments

20/07/2020

M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund - H1 20 Review (UK)

Please find below an update on the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund from the fund manager Michael Bourke. In the update, Michael assesses how emerging market equities have fared in the coronavirus pandemic and discusses the fund’s performance and portfolio activity in the first half of 2020. He also reveals where he sees opportunities currently and why he is optimistic about the prospects for the asset class and the fund. China’s stockmarket has outperformed in the first half of 2020, while cyclical sectors have fallen furthest amid concerns about the economic impact of coronavirus.

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Fund updates

M&G Investments

17/07/2020

M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund - H1 2020 Review

Please find below a review of the first half of the year for the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund.

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Insights

Kirsty Clark

07/07/2020

A green light on ‘building back better’

In this month’s video Kirsty Clark, Investment Specialist, comments on the growing focus on Sustainability and ESG issues in the wake of COVID-19, and how authorities, companies and investors have been responding. To read the article and view more perspectives from the Equities team, please visit our Equities Forum. You can also download our Equities market perspective note here.

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Insights

06/07/2020

Avoiding investment scams - Phishing emails

Protecting your investment and your personal information from fraud is a top priority at M&G. It’s also important to understand how to protect yourself. Financial scams can take place in various shapes and forms, including phishing emails. This short video highlights how you can stay vigilant and avoid falling for phishing emails.
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