Tomorrow Augmented-Towards “net-zero” finance

“Net-zero” is the new objective of sustainable and responsible finance, imposed by the need to tackle the climate crisis. Major institutional investors and the world’s largest asset management...

Fixed Income-Higher inflation on the cards? What this could mean for interest rates - and investors

As the world begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, businesses worldwide are gearing up to reopen, paving the way for a potential spending boom fuelled by sustained government and...

Tomorrow Augmented-Would you trust a robot with your grandfather? Stories of lonely elderly people and social robots

Taking the form of humanoids, seal pups and lamps, the small social robots designed to interact with elderly people are proving very beneficial - especially among those who are lonely or affected...

Responsible Investment-Why COVID-19 could be a tipping point for sustainable investing

Growing demand for a more sustainable approach to investing in recent years has increasingly made environmental, social and governance - or ESG – issues a mainstream investment topic. There have...

Responsible Investment-Why less carbon means stronger growth for the global economy

As long-term investors, we always need to have an eye on sustainability – sustainability of business models, of earnings growth and the ability to manage risk.

Responsible Investment-Responsible investing, sustainability and ESG: Debunking the myths

The socioeconomic impact of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic has been gargantuan. But the watershed year has galvanised governments, policymakers and individuals in terms of taking greater action, to...

Responsible Investment-Net Zero Emissions through investments: Road testing a pilot for intermediary target setting

Climate change is providing challenges for investors in every corner of financial markets. Perhaps the most fundamental of these lies in understanding how our portfolios align with the global goals...

Responsible Investment-ESG essentials: clearing the mist of sustainable investing

The surge in investor appetite for sustainable themes suggests a more mainstream and longer-term role for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in Asian investors’ portfolios.

Responsible Investment-Sustainable diets: A new theme on the menu for investors?

The shift towards a more sustainable diet continued throughout 2020, illustrated by a ramp up in targets for emissions and food waste from a number of leading players in the food industry.

Macrocast-AXA IM Talk on Asia & China Market: Decoding China’s ambitious path to ‘Net-Zero’

AXA IM’s Senior Emerging Asia Economist, Aidan Yao, shares his latest macro views on China and Asian Market every month.

Macroeconomics-Who can resist market contagion?

US long-term yields should continue to rise in the near-term as inflation is likely to rise, a least transitorily. Europe is fighting contagion. Fragile EMs are in the worst position are being...

Evolving Economy-What impact could robotic surgery have on the future of healthcare?

Technological advancements have seen the application of surgical robots broaden over time to include general surgery and delicate operations

Research-China: Path to ‘Net-Zero’

A global race to eliminate carbon emissions is under way to save the planet from excessive temperature increases. China is late to the game but has made ambitious commitments to cut emissions at a...

Tomorrow Augmented How Will Digitalization Create a More Resilient Post-Pandemic World?

As we approached 2020, it was already clear that the digital revolution was transforming how we live—from how we work, to how we shop, to how we consume entertainment. It has also added a new layer...

Evolving Economy-Infographics: What investors need to know about the clean economy

Infographics: What investors need to know about the clean economy ...

Fixed Income-Where to go for risk?

We all know people have different approaches to risk. Some of us like to take physical risks in search of an adrenaline high, while others take investment risks chasing hot stocks. The majority of...

Evolving Economy-Infographics: What investors need to know about the evolving economy

Infographics: What investors need to know about the evolving economy ...

Responsible Investment-How new innovations in technology could help prevent a global water crisis

Population growth and increasing urbanisation around the world are outpacing water supply

Tomorrow Augmented-Boomers Are Going to Drive a Silver Surge

Companies long to partner with the Kardashians. Over the past couple of years, we have seen beauty leader Coty Inc., for example, strike cosmetics deals with both Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner to...

Fixed Income-What the reflation trade in bond markets means for duration

Volatility in government bond markets has been on the increase in 2021, leading to some large market moves towards the end of February. There is a general consensus that, supported by a global...