June 2020

Country Ranking Trends June was one of the occasional months where there were no upgrades or downgrades of countries. Magni completed a review of market integrity based on new information regarding several countries, and the review confirmed existing scores. China’s Xi Emulates Henry Ford A planned national security law for Hong Kong was announced by […]

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Magni Research Featured in SRI blog

On July 23, SRI Conference & Community published a blog entitled “Female-Led Countries’ Equities Outperform during COVID-19.” The blog’s narrative is based on Magni’s recent article, Good Governance Reduced Financial Damage. SRI Conference & Community is a FolioFinancial Company. © 2020 by Folio Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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DXC Technology Company

The annual proxy for this technology services company had the following proposals: Proforma votes on directors, appointment of auditors, and compensation Board proposals on increased shares for incentive plans Magni voted as follows: For and against proforma proposals: -For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of […]

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Magni’s Lieberman is Special Guest on Emerging Markets Sustainable Webinar

Kurt Lieberman, Magni’s CEO, recently joined Saturna Capital’s portfolio manager Monem Salam in a lively discussion on selected investment topics covering sustainable investing, country and corporate governance, emerging markets, and global opportunities. The replay of the webinar, “Emerging Markets: Governance and Data Insights,” can be accessed here. Founded in 1989, Saturna Capital has helped individuals […]

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Leadership Succession Critical to Sustainability 

By Kurt Lieberman, CEO, Magni Global Asset Management July 2020 Back in a 1970 essay, Milton Friedman, the acclaimed economist, wrote an essay for The New York Times. In it he argued that a company has responsibility only to its shareholders. Today this definition of a company is called the Shareholder Theory.   In August of […]

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Sustainability in Islamic Finance

Kurt Lieberman has been asked by Islamic Finance news to author a monthly column. Each column will cover an aspect of sustainability, governance and Islamic finance. Each column below was first published in Islamic Finance news. Read the March 2019 post: Greater impact through shared values Read the April 2019 post: More than this Read the […]

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Good Governance Reduced Financial Damage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN, July 7, 2020 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) just updated its analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on equity valuations of countries. The previously documented outperformance continued. In addition, the equity markets of investible countries with women leaders outperformed the equity markets of countries with male leaders by […]

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May 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of fiscal transparency. A consistently implemented and transparent fiscal policy creates a more conducive business environment. Company leaders can build plans more confidently and risks are perceived to be lower, so more projects are attractive and, hence, funded. Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Thailand received small upgrades, while the […]

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