Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – May 2016

Country Ranking Trends The temporary stall of governance improvements around the world continues. During May Magni Research identified no changes in scores for any of the countries in the developed or emerging markets. Magni is looking to see the extent to which the global trend of populism among political figures, along with their rhetoric, is […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – April 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni reviewed the protections on the rights of minority investors across the investible countries of the world. Countries where these rights are well protected have better governance and investors will perceive less risk when making equity investments. The review resulted in changes for six countries. Belgium, Indonesia, and the Philippines were downgraded, […]

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Magni Supports Transparency in Beneficial Ownership: The Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act

Panama Papers Leak builds support for increased transparency FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. PAUL, MN, APRIL 12, 2016 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) today announced that it has signed a letter to be sent to both the US House and Senate by the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) encouraging passage of the Incorporation […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – March 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of key shareholder rights. As a result of the review, Turkey’s score for protecting shareholder rights in distressed companies was reduced. Scores in all other countries are unchanged. As mentioned last month, Magni Country Scores on average increase over time. The pace of governance improvements around the world […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – December 2015

Country Ranking Trends As noted in last month’s commentary, the United Kingdom was at risk of an additional downgrade. Magni’s assessment is complete and the country was downgraded (see below). As the year comes to a close, a little less than half of the countries in the developed and emerging markets increased their Magni Country […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – July 2015

Country Ranking Magni Research upgraded Philippines for its progress in implementing improvements to its Fiscal Policy. The upgrade move Philippines up 5 places in relative rank, though it is still relatively low ranked with scores comparable to India, yet behind Indonesia. Both the United States and Mexico were reviewed for changes in their adherence to […]

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Magni Becomes Signatory to United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2015 – As part of its pioneering work in country-level governance, Magni Global Asset Management (Magni) today announced that it has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a global network of asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – March 2015

Country Ranking There was one change in the Magni Country Scores from last month: Spain was upgraded (the update is described below). South Korea and Japan have seen their scores rise the most in the past 12 months, followed now by Spain as the third largest gainer in that time. Egypt and Thailand have been […]

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