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Ethical Investing and the Scourge of Plastics

The popular BBC One television series Blue Planet II typifies media coverage drawing attention to the environmental damage caused by…

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Stress-testing P1 portfolios

Assessing portfolio risks is never straightforward, and extreme asset moves can negatively impact portfolios in ways which may not be…

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Intelligent Conversation

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more widely discussed in wealth management and other investment applications. In this…

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Artificial Intelligence in investment and wealth management

Fund managers, wealth managers and hedge funds are already incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into their investment processes. These…

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Investing in the climate

The study of extreme weather events in our climate such as hurricanes is one example of how science can raise…

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Human nature, financial crises and investing in the face of uncertainty

While markets regularly seem to have periods of falling prices, advisers can often seem to focus on the upside, directing…

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Steady as she goes: market crises require transparency and caution

Quintin Rayer advocates caution and transparency when discussing investments and market crises with clients. Although markets regularly go through periods…

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Why benchmark selection is a form of client communication

Many advisers use collective investment funds for their clients’ investment needs. In many cases, these are managed relative to some…

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Hurricanes hit company share prices

Climate risks are often considered by environmentally aware investors. But research suggests share prices in carbon-intensive sectors may not reflect…

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Does ‘low risk’ really mean low risk?

Does ‘low risk’ really mean low risk? Previously Quintin Rayer looked at risk in financial products; with emphasis on the…

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