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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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 – 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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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – January 2016

Country Ranking Trends Turkey was upgraded for improvements to its market integrity (see the comments on Turkey below). The overall trends discussed in recent commentaries remain the same. A few more countries are improving than deteriorating. Collectively, the average score continues to increase at a modest pace. Making Indonesian Investment More Attractive Indonesia is expected […]

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Monthly Investment and Research Commentary – May 2015

Country Ranking Magni research updated their evaluations of each country’s scores related to shareholder protections, including corporate governance and insolvency. This review resulted in changes to the scores of 26 of the 47 countries Magni evaluates. Although most of the changes were modest, Canada saw it’s score for these criteria rise meaningfully, while France and […]

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Ranking Emerging Market Countries – When Numbers Are Not Enough

Saint Paul, Minnesota – March 10, 2015 – After two consecutive years of negative returns investors are increasingly speculating about whether 2015 will be the year that emerging market equities rebound. Through the end of February, the MSCI EM index is up 3.7%. Magni is cautiously optimistic that these equities will move even higher over […]

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