Asset Managers Highlights
Home Depot CFO: We don't see a recession   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019)
Source: Yahoo Finance - “We don’t see it,” longtime Home Depot Chief Financial Officer Carol Tomé ... said consumers continue to shop for big ticket items and sales across U.S. geographies remain solid. If the U.S. was in a recession — or nearing one —...
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Cramer: The underlying economy is good, but fear will drive us into recession   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019)
Source: CNBC - CNBC’s Jim Cramer says experts would see that the American consumer is doing fine if they listen to the conference calls for Target and Lowe’s.
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Investors Want More Standardized Sustainability Disclosures   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019)
Source: Cooley Pub - he authors observe that, in light of mounting evidence “that the financial performance of companies corresponds to how well they contend with environmental, social, governance (ESG), and other non-financial matters, more...
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Why Target is shocking everyone and putting Amazon on notice   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019)
Source: Yahoo Finance - Talk to top retail analysts and it becomes quickly evident why Target continues to defy conventional thinking. In many respects Target (and even rival Walmart) is starting to crack the code on delivering a seamless shopping...
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ESG/Sustainability: Getting On the Offense With Competitor Analysis   
(Thursday - August 22, 2019)
Source: Pamela J. Styles, Next Level Investor Relations - The rate of change across ESG/Sustainability is staggering. It’s tough for company boards and management teams to get ahead of the curve, especially for small and mid-cap companies. It has become effectively non-optional for...
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Bank watchdogs approve rule to loosen ban on risky Wall Street trades   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019)
Source: The Hill - Two federal bank regulators voted Tuesday to approve a significant rollback of a controversial ban on risky trades passed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
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Biggest recession risk is fear of recession, says BofA's CEO - Bloomberg   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019)
Source: Seeking Alpha - "We have nothing to fear about a recession right now except for the fear of recession," Bank of America (BAC +3%) CEO Brian Moynihan, said in a Bloomberg Television interview today.
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The new threat to capitalism   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019)
Source: Axios - In what would have been widely dismissed as absurd even a year ago, a mainstream consensus has suddenly swept the world that the core of the global economic system has gone terribly awry, requiring a basic shakeup of capitalism.
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ESG integration critical to access Swedish institutional market - Cerulli   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019)
Source: Investment Europe - ...managers seeking to compete in the Swedish institutional market must be able to show competencies in integrating ESG into products and processes - or risk losing business there.
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Artificial intelligence promises to enhance sustainable investing   
(Wednesday - August 21, 2019)
Source: FT - Investment managers within the environmental, social and governance sector are looking to gain an edge by using artificial intelligence, a computer-driven discipline already employed by some of the world’s most successful hedge...
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