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Country Governance Research Commentary – May 2017

Country Ranking Trends During May Magni reviewed the Economic Standard on Accounting. Four countries, including Korea, US, India and China were upgraded. Conversely, Japan, Hungary, and Switzerland were downgraded. This latest upgrade of China moves it from 43rd up to 41st among the 46 countries in the investible world. The EU Center is Holding – […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary — April 2017

Country Ranking Trends After last month’s review of shareholder protections some new information became available. In reviewing the information, the Czech Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, and Russia all received minor upgrades, while Qatar was further downgraded. European Fears Not Realized, but French Vote Doesn’t Settle Much Prior to the first-round vote in France, the fear […]

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Magni’s Kurt Lieberman to Speak at the Responsible Finance and Investment Summit in Zurich Switzerland

Conference on Fintech and Responsible Investing Convenes International Business and Finance Leaders Magni Global Asset Management today announced that CEO Kurt Lieberman will be leading a panel discussion about Responsible Investing for the retail investor at the Responsible Finance and Investment Summit (RFIS) in Zurich, Switzerland being held May 3 – 4.

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Country Governance Research Commentary – March 2017

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of shareholder rights. Protection of shareholder rights is important in reducing an investor’s risk when purchasing securities. Countries with strong protections on shareholder rights tend to support higher valuations in their equity markets. The review resulted in upgrades for Ireland and Thailand, while Australia, South Africa, and Qatar […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary – February 2017

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of Turkey’s regulatory environment. The review resulted in an upgrade for their banking supervision based on better capital adequacy and liquidity requirements. Their banking supervision is now comparable to the standards in the EU. Insurance supervision has also strengthened; however, additional improvements are required to warrant an upgrade […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary – January 2017

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of country progress against its Economic Standard of Market Integrity. Market Integrity includes anti-money laundering and terrorist financing activities. While some country improvements were identified, they were not material and hence no country scores were changed. Will Negotiating Room Become a Source of Volatility? President Trump has continued […]

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The Social Progress Imperative and Magni Global Asset Management

Does combining their research create a better ESG model? Read the article from the July-Dec 2016 issue of Trusting magazine, written by Magni CEO Kurt Lieberman.

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Country Governance Research Commentary – December 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of country progress against its Economic Standard of Market Integrity. Market Integrity includes anti-money laundering and terrorist financing activities. While some country improvements were identified, they were not material and hence no country scores were changed. Will Negotiating Room Become a Source of Volatility? President Trump has continued […]

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Matters Now: Surprises in the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index

Minneapolis, Minnesota – January 23, 2017 – The 5th edition of the Global Sustainable Competitive Index (GSCI) was recently published, bringing renewed attention to the important topic of country governance. This index ranking is based on quantitative metrics that assess the infrastructure of a country, and aims to evaluate each country’s ability to create and […]

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Islamic Finance and Responsible Finance: A Special Report

In the December 2016 issue of TheEdge Malaysia, a Special Report featured an industry roundtable looking at the linkages between responsible finance and Islamic finance, and the opportunities for greater convergence. Magni CEO Kurt Lieberman was among the esteemed panelists.

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