Asset Managers Highlights
Impact investing is hot right now. Here’s why   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019)
Source: MIT Management - Investing in companies that are measurably helping to solve global issues wins you not just brownie points, but financial returns too
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Fed expected to cut funds rate to 1.75 percent to 2 percent   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019)
Source: Fox News - Belpointe chief market strategist David Nelson, Wells Fargo securities rate strategy associate Zachary Griffiths and Sarge986 president Stephen Guilfoyle provide their insight on Fed interest rate cuts.
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Harvard joins Climate Action 100+   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019)
Source: Harvard Gazette - Harvard University announced today that its endowment has joined Climate Action 100+, an investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take steps to address climate change.
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Fact Check: Socially Responsible Investing Is Noble, But Is It Profitable?   
(Wednesday - September 18, 2019)
Source: Investing.com - Of the $46.6 trillion dollars professionally managed in the U.S. right now, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment estimates that about $12 trillion of that—or 26%—incorporates Environmental, Social and Governance...
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Rich Families Pour Wealth Into $31 Trillion ESG Opportunity   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019)
Source: Advisor Hub - Demographic shifts are encouraging a surge of activity designed around investments to combat climate change, address inequality or simply to encourage companies to operate in a more sustainable fashion.
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ESG: Why purpose drives returns - not the opposite   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019)
Source: Investment Europe - What is the purpose of your company? Not what it does, but its purpose. Its goals. Its compass. A meaningful answer is usually pretty short, understood by a layman, and can provide a light to follow through tough decisions....
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Fidelity International launches 'Sustainable Family of Funds' ESG range   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019)
Source: International Investments - Fidelity International today announced the launch of its Sustainable Family of Funds (the Sustainable Family), a new cross-asset class fund range with a focused environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework.
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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, files for bankruptcy   
(Tuesday - September 17, 2019)
Source: VOX - Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday — the first expected step of a tentative agreement that the company reached last week to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged involvement in the...
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ESG Investing: Is Facebook a Responsible Investment?   
(Monday - September 16, 2019)
Source: The Motley Fool - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is the world's largest social network, with 2.7 billion people around the globe using one of the company's social media products at least once monthly. Of those, at least 2.1 billion log in to message...
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Morgan Stanley Survey: Interest In ESG Investing At All-Time High   
(Monday - September 16, 2019)
Source: Insurance News Net - More than eight in ten U.S. individual investors now express interest in sustainable investing, while half take part in at least one sustainable investing activity, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley...
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