Generali to invest €3.5bn into ‘green’ sectors
Italy’s Generali Group is to increase investments in “green” sectors by €3.5bn (£3.1bn, $4.3bn) by 2020, mainly by ploughing money into bonds that finance environmentally beneficial projects and investing directly in cleaner infrastructure.
European watchdog warns of investment fund ‘fire sales’
Mismatches between the liquidity of open-ended investment funds’ assets and their redemption profiles could lead to “fire sales” to meet redemption requests in times of market stress, the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has warned.
Bank of England likely to hike sooner with inflation at 3%
Consumer price index (CPI) inflation remained at 3% in January, defying the consensus view that it would marginally dip to 2.9%.
4 factors driving inflation and what it means for investors
Inflation has been conspicuous in its absence since the financial crisis, in spite of the significant stimulus injected into many of the world’s major economies, according to Robert Lea, head of global equity research at Ashburton Investments.
What fortune will the Year of the Dog bring China?
Friday 16 February marks the Chinese New Year, with 2018 welcoming the Year of the Dog. However, while the dog is associated with honesty, faithfulness, and a strong sense of responsibility in the Chinese zodiac, investors will be hoping for a repeat of 2017 – the Year of the Rooster – which saw the MSCI China Index return nearly 55%.
5 steps to deal with market volatility
With low volatility having been the norm for nearly three years, the sharp drop experienced by global markets earlier this week awakened some fight or flight responses. AJ Bell offers five lessons to help investors cope with market volatility.