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Investing in a Changing Climate

By Robert Mudra Robert Mudra, CFA investigates how investors will need to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. Is climate change for real? The short answer is—yes. According to Doug Sisterson, author of ‘How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate’, about 98% of climate scientists believe that ...
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Recognizing the mutually beneficial path for funds

By Stewart Aldcroft Eagerly awaited in Hong Kong, the Mutual Recognition of Funds has the opportunity boost sales of funds in the city. Stewart Aldcroft investigates what’s on offer. Since July 1 2015, the Mutual Recognition for Funds (MRF) has been in operation. This has been in the planning stage ...
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Fund Passporting Programs in Asia: What Should Investors Expect

By Larry Cao What purposes do these programs serve? One of the advantages investors and investment managers in the US enjoy is that the 50 states are indeed very “united”. Although there are state regulations, the cost of the operating a national firm or to offer products across states in ...
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ESG: The Edge in Material Information

Need an edge for your ESG integration program? Robert Mudra provides the details. Does your ESG integration program have an edge? If not, read on. Everyone knows that it’s difficult to produce alpha—an abnormal excess return over the market—due to skill rather than luck. And yet, by looking deeply at ...
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Lighting the Way to Carbon Pricing

By Paula DiPerna There is only one purpose to hitchhiking—getting a free ride. Put out your thumb, smile, look innocent, hope, wait. But, zoom! The car does not stop. Most drivers fear strangers, but also most dislike the idea of providing free rides. We leave those hitch-hikers on the road ...
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