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Stephen Young, Magni Board Member and Leader of the Caux Round Table, Among Distinguished Authors of Essays on Qur’anic Principles for Good Governance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN, September 21, 2017 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) congratulates board member Stephen B. Young for his inclusion in Palgrave-MacMillan’s recent publication of a set of essays on Qur’anic Principles for Good Governance. Mr. Young is global executive director for the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of […]

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“G”overnance Drives Performance in ESG Portfolios

Magni CEO Kurt Lieberman authors new article documenting the importance of governance research in building investment portfolios   Sustainable, responsible and impact investing have seen explosive growth over recent years and the trend is accelerating. From 2014 to 2016, these investments enjoyed a growth rate of more than 33%, increasing from $6.57 trillion in 2014 to $8.72 […]

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Caux Round Table partners with Magni to measure values-based investment performance

Read the results in the latest issue of Pegasus, the CRT’s newsletter

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Magni Launches 3 Country Governance Indexes

Emerging Markets (MAGEM); EAFE (MAGEAFE); All Country World ex US (MAGACWX) First-ever indexes to track equity performance based on good governance at the country level FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 6, 2017 – Magni Global Asset Management today announced the launch of three indexes that track equity performance at the country level of the […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary – July 2017

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of Russia’s banking supervision. The stress on Russia’s banks from international sanctions has exposed incomplete implementation of previously announced programs to strengthen supervision. The resulting weaknesses are material and have resulted in Magni downgrading Russia. The combination of this downgrade with prior upgrades of China has placed Russia […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary – June 2017

Country Ranking Trends June was one of the occasional months in which no countries were upgraded or downgraded. Magni reviews during the month confirmed existing scoring. Come See the Softer Side of Britain Prime Minister Theresa May’s political gamble of calling early elections backfired spectacularly when she not only failed to gain the stronger majority […]

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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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