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The yield curve inverting has cast a cloud over investors – but does the immediate forecast hold rain?

One word, nine letters, two very different outlooks.

  

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As sustainable investing remains a focus in the market, investors are searching for clarity on investment opportunities and risks arising from various ESG factors. Global Head of Sustainable Investing and Stewardship Julie Moret shares insight on evaluating ESG factors as pre-financial indicators and how they play a role in future-proofing portfolios.

U.S. stocks led the decline, though high yield bonds limited losses. Purchasing managers data scheduled this week may offer insight on economic health.

Peter Yi, Director of Short Duration Fixed Income and Head of Taxable Credit Research, NTAM, met with Treasury Management International’s (TMI’s) Ben Poole for a wide-ranging Q&A, exploring the impacts the regulatory proposals may have on both issuers and treasurers, what other options the SEC should consider, and where innovation in the cash investment space is heading.

  

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Climate risk may impact companies’ financial performance. By assessing the risk as part of their investment process, investors can identify vulnerable companies and the winners of tomorrow.

A challenging environment for equity returns, and the potential for more risk, makes quality low volatility a good fit for retirement investing.

  

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We are in a new era of extreme volatility that is leaving investors searching for new ways to achieve the same portfolio objectives.

We and other investors signed on for an initiative just a few years ago to encourage climate-friendly corporate policies. It already is making a difference.

Small-cap, dividend and value stocks among other equity styles can come with unwanted baggage, and results, if investors aren’t careful.

  

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