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2020 AUG

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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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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