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2020 FEB

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

20/02/2020

Investing for equality of opportunities

More than two centuries ago, US founding father Benjamin Franklin famously said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. This may sound like a glib soundbite today, but has merit for investors wishing to contribute to global society in the 21st century.

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John William Olsen, Fund Manager

12/02/2020

Making a difference (and a return)

The world is facing a rising tide of societal challenges, from the potential chaos associated with the breakdown of our climate, to unsustainable levels of waste and pollution, to vast and growing social inequality. Find out more about how investors are playing an increasingly pivotal role in directing capital to where it is most needed.

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Fund updates

John William Olsen

04/02/2020

Why impact and profitable growth can go hand in hand

Fund manager John William Olsen explains how investors can use the M&G Positive Impact Fund to help solve major social and environmental problems whilst aiming to outperform the global equity market.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell - Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

03/02/2020

Investing in a healthier society

How companies can target sustainable returns from addressing the world’s healthcare challenges.

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Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

03/02/2020

Investing in the circular economy

How companies can target more sustainable growth – for the planet and their investors – by ‘closing the loop’.

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2020 JAN

Fund updates

Ben Constable Maxwell & John William Olsen

31/01/2020

Introducing the M&G Positive Impact Fund

Ben Constable Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing and John William Olsen, Fund Manager of the M&G Positive Impact Fund, explain how the Fund aims to achieve attractive financial returns whilst doing good for society and the environment.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

27/01/2020

Investing for a more inclusive global society

In the words of Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen, “poverty is the deprivation of opportunity”.

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M&G Investments

10/01/2020

Don’t fall prey to investment scams

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From simple cons to elaborate schemes, attempts to prise away your client’s hard-earned money are nothing new. Yet there are arguably more windows of opportunity for scammers today than ever.

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Kirsty Clark

08/01/2020

Trading places: battle of the superpowers

Equity markets were surprisingly upbeat in 2019, despite slowing economic growth, ongoing trade disputes and geopolitical tension. Can markets deliver again in 2020? Investment Specialist, Kirsty Clark reviews the ‘Phase one’ US-China trade agreement and looks at how markets could react in 2020.

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2019 DEC

Fund updates

Claudia Calich

17/12/2019

A conversation with Claudia Calich

In this video, Fund Manager Claudia Calich talks about why she got into fund management. Moreover, she explains what is her investment philosophy, shares some of her best and worst investment moments, and describes why the emerging markets debt is compelling right now. The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

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Fund updates

Richard Woolnough

17/12/2019

A conversation with Richard Woolnough

In this video, Fund Manager Richard Woolnough shares what made him decide to become a fund manager, and what is the most important lesson that he has learnt in his career so far. Furthermore, he explains why his strategy is compelling now, how the team is a differential point against the competition, and what are, in his opinion, the characteristics of a good fund manager. The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

04/12/2019

Combatting climate change through investing for impact

Whether it’s the rising number and intensity of hurricanes or floods, forest fires or droughts, it is increasingly untenable to ignore the causes and consequences of climate change.

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M&G Investments

02/12/2019

Changes to LIBOR and other IBORs

LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, is being retired. It, and most other Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs), are making way for more reliable replacements. Others are being reformed.

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