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Effectiveness of China policy measures questioned

Yasmine Masi 17 January 2022

China has initiated several tough policy measures and launched its Common Prosperity program in an effort to reduce chronic societal inequality and combat threats to economic growth, but its effectiveness is yet to be believed.

According to Peter van der Welle, Strategist at investment management firm Robeco, investors are remaining…

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‘Hyperinflation’ phase to normalise from mid-2022

Yasmine Masi 17 January 2022

The economic risk trends associated with 2021’s ‘hyperinflationary’ phase triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic are set to stabilise from mid-2022, as European manager Amundi Asset Management predicts a fall back into a Normal inflationary regime.

The firm’s latest blue paper, Resilient multi-asset portfolios in an inflationary regime, highlights how…

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Fed changes tune as inflation here to stay

Yasmine Masi | 17 January 2022The US Federal Reserve System has altered their considerations of inflation after new data confirmed rises in US consumer and core prices.
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ETF popularity soars despite dim 2022 outlook

Yasmine Masi | 14 January 2022The latest figures from the ASX and investment firm Vanguard has confirmed the Australian ETF industry's best year on record in 2021.
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Crypto and NFTs trusted more than stocks: survey

Yasmine Masi | 14 January 2022A survey from deVere Group has revealed cryptocurrencies and NFTs have overtaken stocks as the most trusted asset to deliver returns in 2022.
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New study shows extent of greenwashing in ESG funds

Yasmine Masi | 13 January 2022A new study has revealed the language and labelling of ESG funds barely correlates with their ESG ratings and aligns more with greenwashing.
2022 forecast

Cautious investors lean towards domestic equities

Mike Taylor | 12 January 2022New research confirms cautious Australian investors are leaning towards domestic equities.
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Aviva expects temporary high inflation

Yasmine Masi | 12 January 2022An Aviva Investors document has revealed expectations of a temporary slow in the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Century announces new ESG appointment

Yasmine Masi | 12 January 2022American Century has named Sarah Bratton Hughes as the new Senior Vice President and Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing.
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Foresters Financial appoints new CEO

Yasmine Masi | 10 January 2022Foresters Financial has announced it has appointed Emma Sakellaris as the firm's new Chief Executive Officer.