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2020 JUL

Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

20/07/2020

Can impact investing be at the centre of the recovery?

As we progress through this extraordinary period in history, the extent of the harm done by the coronavirus pandemic becomes ever more alarming.

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Insights

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

17/07/2020

Investing in a healthier society

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

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Insights

M&G Investments

16/07/2020

Are Chinese shares ahead of the curve?

Emerging market share prices took a beating in the first half of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world. From the start of the year to its low on 23 March, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index of the largest emerging market-listed company shares fell by more than a quarter.

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2020 JUN

Insights

Alex Araujo, Fund Manager

29/06/2020

Looking beyond lockdown: Opportunities and challenges for infrastructure investors

Infrastructure holds an important place in the fabric of modern society, serving as the backbone of the world economy through good times and bad.

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Insights

M&G Investments

16/06/2020

Is there value in the US stockmarket?

The US stockmarket is home to many of the largest and most successful companies in the world. The most valuable among these are the technology giants.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell

12/06/2020

Investing in solutions for the planet

Harnessing the power of innovation can deliver positive outcomes for investors and the environment.

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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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2020 MAY

Insights

Maria Municchi and Randeep Somel, Fund Managers

29/05/2020

Could the crisis help accelerate 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

27/05/2020

An M&G guide to tax and investing

The UK tax man casts a wide net and income from personal investments, in terms of savings and employment income, are firmly within his reach.

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Insights

M&G Investments

15/05/2020

Are we going to see the return of inflation?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the global economy. Around the world economic activity has dried up. Fewer consumers are buying and fewer companies are investing.

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Insights

M&G Investments

11/05/2020

Pandemic: The inextricable link between human, animal and ecosystem health and the emergence of communicable disease

The COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread around the globe, devastating lives and impacting livelihoods, communities and businesses in an unprecedented and still-unfolding situation. It has stretched health systems to breaking point, and destabilised economies and financial markets at an extraordinary rate. This research analyses the extent of links between population growth, resource scarcity, unsustainable production and consumption models, climate change and the emergence of communicable diseases, and looks at how this informs our investment thesis at M&G.

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