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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The Social Progress Imperative and Magni Global Asset Management- Does Combining Their Research Create a Better ESG Model?

Saint Paul, Minnesota – June 5, 2015 – Magni Global Asset Management provides management and advisory services based on the belief that Countries Matter™ when investing internationally and applies its proprietary research-driven investment strategy to create global equity portfolios. As part of its research, Magni ranks the investible countries of the world. When Magni discovered […]

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Why is it all about that G, not the S (or even the E) in investing? OR What would Meghan Trainor Have to Say About International ESG Investing?

This isn’t a trick question. Rather, it’s the surprising conundrum many investment managers are having when it comes to global investing for their clients. There simply isn’t clear direction to choosing the “right” stocks. Does relying upon traditional company analysis work for international companies and their stock? Political, geographic and economic unrest serve to complicate […]

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Why is it Important to be Positive When Doing Responsible Investing?

A value-based approach to constructing investment portfolios, with roots back to the 1500’s, became known in the 1960’s as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). Initially, such portfolios were mostly constructed using a negative screen to exclude companies that were inconsistent with a particular set of values, such as religious, social, ethical or environmental issues. In the […]

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What is Next for SRI/ESG Investing?

Responsible Investing seeks to both align investments with values and obtain attractive returns. While studies found little consistent predictive power from commercially-available screens of companies based on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ratings, increasingly the historical perception that Responsible Investing investment products deliver subpar performance is diminishing. Given the large and growing demand of […]

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Does South Africa beat Switzerland in SRI and ESG Investing?

March 2015 As a result of increasing Responsible Investing mandates (including SRI and ESG) from clients, advisors are looking for new approaches to global equity investing On average, developed countries are better for such mandates than emerging countries, though not all countries in each grouping are equal Without widely available international investment analysis, news events […]

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How to Invest Internationally with an SRI or ESG Mandate

March 2015 While many investment offerings can claim to be aligned with an SRI or ESG framework, it is difficult to find investments that incorporate the three best Responsible Investing practices: (1) positive screening, (2) emphasis on corporate governance, and (3) actively rewarding improvements. A Country Selection Technique, pioneered by Magni Global Asset Management, can […]

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