Chenjiazi Zhong 钟陈佳子

ESG Initiatives in the Steel Sector

Steel is one of the most sustainable materials in the world; however, decarbonizing remains a challenge because the steel industry is accounting for approximately 8% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Investors are supporting the efforts to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels in order to deliver the goals of the Paris […]

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US Purchasing Power, Inflation and Unemployment

US consumers powered the recovery following the pandemic but high gasoline and energy prices and food and housing costs have eroded their purchasing power. Real consumption spending accelerated to 7.9% in 2021 but may ease to 2% in 2022, and then to 1% in 2023. There are already signs of an economic slowdown globally; other […]

Collective Investment Trusts 

A collective investment trust (CIT), also known as a collective investment fund, is a group of pooled accounts held by a bank or trust company. CITs operate like other pooled investments in that multiple investors with similar objectives combine their assets into a single portfolio, and investors in CITs assume the same investment risk, with […]

Investment in Carbon Capture and Storage

Although carbon emissions occupy a relatively small space on the spectrum of environmental, social and governance issues, as more and more countries and companies commit to Net Zero, they are steadily gaining attention from investors. Companies have relied on offsets to help avoid or reduce emissions for decades. Long associated with the “cap and trade” […]

Positioning Portfolios for An Environment of High Inflation

Investors should adopt inflation protection as inflation shows few signs of moderating anytime soon and central banks are tightening monetary policy aggressively. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can help position portfolios for an environment of higher inflation and lower growth. TIPS protect against inflation in two ways. First, the principal value of TIPS is indexed to […]