Alex Duffy

Understanding what drives returns matters

The returns we can expect to derive from a stock can essentially be broken down into two factors and it's important for investors to be aware of this. Let's look at Argentina as an example.

26 August 2019 | Alex Duffy
ESG: Focus on the 'G' and the rest will follow

ESG: Focus on the 'G' and the rest will follow

When investors talk about environmental, social and governance (ESG),  they often focus on a company’s environmental and social records. However, to overlook governance is to risk missing the point entirely.

13 August 2019 | Alex Duffy
From the desk of Alex Duffy - The China challenge

From the desk of Alex Duffy - The China challenge

In broad terms China is a perennial, but what’s captured the attention of many investors in recent times has been the announcement by MSCI to continue to increase the weighting of the China A Share market in 2019 in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

01 May 2019 | Alex Duffy
Trade tariffs: assessing the real impact

Trade tariffs: assessing the real impact

Tariffs themselves aren’t the most important factor in the trade dispute between the US and China. Instead, investors in emerging markets should watch for secondary effects that the tariffs might have on China’s balance of payments position, which could in turn put pressure on the currency.

14 January 2019 | Alex Duffy
2019 outlook: Emerging Markets

2019 outlook: Emerging Markets

Although we see volatility continuing, we expect a positive return for emerging market equities next year, with potentially greater dispersion of returns across regions than we have seen in the last 3-5 years.

12 December 2018 | Alex Duffy
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