Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – February 2016

Country Ranking Trends Magni Country Scores are unchanged for the month of February. Usually Magni is watching more countries for potential upgrades than for potential downgrades. Currently, the reverse is true with recent events in countries such as Poland, China, and Malaysia having the potential for negative consequences. Poland Unchanged…so far A new asset-based tax […]

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Islamic Leadership in Emerging Markets

This article by CEO Kurt Lieberman originally appeared in Finance Forward, October 12, 2015. Most discussions of Islamic Finance focus on substitutes for debt and overcoming the prohibition on riba. When Islamic Finance discussions turn to equities, the focus is usually on Shariah compliance of individual companies and investment products built on portfolios of Shariah-compliant companies. […]

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Malaysia and Singapore: Differences Can Be Deceiving

This article by CEO Kurt Lieberman originally appeared in Finance Forward, Sept. 13, 2015. When analysts and investors assess investment opportunities, they frequently look for numbers and other information that compare the opportunities and identify the differences. The resulting insights become the basis for estimating future valuations and hence potential investment performance of the opportunities. Perhaps […]

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