Portfolio Management

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Inflation

High inflation and the consequences of attempts to curb it are a top concern for investors nowadays. By hiking rates, policymakers can eventually slow demand to subdue price pressures, even in an environment of constrained supply. However, this process takes time. Prices reflect the interaction between supply and demand: when demand outstrips supply, prices must […]

Climate-Focused Portfolio Approaches

Investors gain confidence that an equity or corporate bond portfolio is invested in companies that are helping to address climate risk. To support a transition to a net-zero carbon economy, sustainable investors monitor the carbon impact of the companies in their portfolios. A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) caused by an […]

Uncertainty Clouds the Outlook

An anti-goldilocks economy refers to the global economy where policymakers are confronted with a stagflationary supply shock, which is negative for growth and will tend to push up inflation further. In the current market condition, inflation is “too hot,” as evidenced by the higher energy and food prices, as well as the disrupted supply chains […]

ESG Ratings and Methodology

The interest in ESG investing creates greater demand for ESG data, ratings, rankings, and methodologies (Abhayawansa & Tyagi, 2021). Different ESG ratings, rankings, and methodologies produce significantly different assessments of the ESG performance of companies (Abhayawansa & Tyagi, 2021). A lack of transparency about the data sources, weightings, and methodologies can also make it difficult […]