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2020 JUL

Insights

Kirsty Clark

07/07/2020

A green light on ‘building back batter’

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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2020 JUN

Insights

M&G Investments

26/06/2020

The advantage of flexibilty

Jim Leaviss, fund manager of the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund discusses how he has been investing through the crisis and the prospects for fixed income today.

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Insights

M&G Investments

24/06/2020

M&G Investments supports call for a sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19 in the EU

M&G Investments has announced its support for the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) letter calling for a sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19 in the EU. The letter calls on EU leaders to maintain momentum on the EU Green Deal and sustainable finance agenda, with at least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget contributing to climate objectives. The letter has received support from 109 investors representing €11 trillion in assets.

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Insights

22/06/2020

Impact investing at M&G

This short animation explains how impact investing can deliver the best of both worlds to investors - by investing in companies that aim to deliver meaningful outcomes to society, whilst aiming to achieve positive financial returns for investors.
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Fund updates

11/06/2020

M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund Update

Watch fund manager, Alex Araujo, give a brief update on the strategy and composition of the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund, how the markets have fared and the outlook for the asset class.

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Insights

James Tomlins, Fund Manager

10/06/2020

Why ESG matters more than ever in high yield debt

The global market sell-off in early 2020 left few assets unscathed. Corporate bonds offering higher prospective returns but towards the riskier end of the investment spectrum – also known as high yield bonds – were no exception. Investors sought safer assets like cash, as the coronavirus started to shut down the global economy.

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Insights

David Halfacre and Veronique Chapplow

09/06/2020

Introduction and insights into impact investing

Watch David Halfacre, Partnerships Development Director and Veronique Chapplow, Investment Director, discuss the key characteristics of impact investing, what investors should look for from impact investments, as well as the M&G Positive Impact Fund.

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Insights

Kirsty Clark

04/06/2020

‘Virtual’ reality in a post-COVID world

In this month’s video Kirsty Clark, Investment Specialist, looks at the increase in online activity and growing adoption of technology during lockdowns; from the growth in e-commerce to rising social media use. Could this evolution accelerate a structural shift towards greater digitalisation and virtual engagement, and what are the implications of a burgeoning global datasphere for individuals, businesses and governments alike?

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2020 MAY

Insights

Maria Municchi and Randeep Somel, Fund Managers

29/05/2020

Could the crisis catalyse solutions to global challenges?

The measures taken to slow the coronavirus pandemic have effectively shut down swathes of the global economy, prompting the sharpest downturn in generations.

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Insights

M&G Investments

22/05/2020

Actively managed and uncorrelated focus amid risk aversion

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated sentiment in global financial markets in the year-to-date, as its economic implications prompted a significant repricing of risk assets. In response, governments and central banks in developed and emerging countries confirmed big economic stimulus packages. As well as fiscal measures , these moves included interest rate cuts and renewed bond-buying activity, which helped to provide some support to the performance of global fixed income markets.

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Fund updates

Fund manager – Carl Vine

22/05/2020

M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund - Fund manager interview

Please find below a Q&A with Carl Vine, manager of the M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund.

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Fund updates

Alex Araujo, Fund Manager, M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund

20/05/2020

Evolving infrastructure: Out of sight, not out of mind

When we think of infrastructure, large physical assets typically spring to mind. This is because the likes of airports, roads and power stations have physical footprints that shape the environment around us and our perceptions of it.

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Insights

M&G Investments

20/05/2020

Talking at home with Jim Leaviss

Talking new issues and vinyl at home with Jim Leaviss, CIO of M&G Public Fixed Income and Richard Romer-Lee, Managing Director, Square Mile

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M&G Investments

14/05/2020

Asset TV ESG Masterclass

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Insights

M&G Investments

13/05/2020

The Covid-19 crisis and active management opportunities

While passive investments have grown in size and prominence in recent years, we believe there are several crucial advantages for investors in choosing active management when investing in fixed income during the current climate.

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Insights

Ritu Vohora

06/05/2020

Oil slides into uncharted waters

In this month’s video Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, looks at oil’s tumultuous ride in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted the most profound impact on energy demand in 70 years alongside oversupplied markets. This unprecedented situation will shape the energy sector for years to come, with consequences for the wider industry and its transition to clean energy.

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