Monthly Investment Research and Commentary – June 2016

Country Ranking Trends As a result of a Magni review of adherence of the Economic Standard on Accounting, 5 countries (Colombia, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand) were upgraded, while 3 countries (Brazil, Korea, and Philippines) were downgraded. The changes to accounting scores do not impact the temporary stall of governance improvements. If anything, the most […]

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Country-Level Governance: Next Generation of Responsible Investing in Constructing International Portfolios

June 2016 In Part 1, we highlight the trend of Responsible Investing and its continued growth throughout the world. Just as more corporations are embracing the need to address sustainability issues as a best business practice that can lead to increased profitability, institutional investors are incorporating Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and related screening approaches […]

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