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Market weekly – Sustainability and resilience in volatile markets

Coronavirus, Global views and trends

Daniel MORRIS
 

At the end of the third week of lockdown across much of Europe, Daniel Morris, senior investment strategist, and Mark Lewis, global head of sustainability research, discuss the situation in financial markets and why we do not think this is the time to sell risky assets. Mark also considers the benefits of sustainable investing in the current environment and how the crisis could advance sustainability’s place on the policy agenda.

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts articulating our investment views and strategies during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients.

The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.

Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).

Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.

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