Why Active Portfolios are ripe for ESG investments

Why Active Portfolios are ripe for ESG investments Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investments have received notable attention across the financial media recently and empirical studies tend to agree on the benefits of ESG within investments. Friede et al (2015) aggregated evidence from more than 2,000 studies to find the base case for ESG to [...]
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Hedge funds post the best performance since 2013 Bloomberg Confirms

Linear Investments provides a summative overview on the performance of Hedge Funds in October and the first three quarters of 2019. Hedge Funds posted the best performance this year since 2013. According to Bloomberg hedge funds are gaining momentum, surpassing uncertainties in markets and geo-politics having gained 4.9% on average in the first three quarters [...]
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Active or passive? Or maybe a bit of both?

James Churchman, Head of Sales at Linear Investments, gives his thoughts on the one of the oldest running debates. Active funds or passive funds? Primarily we are talking about this within the context of creating and managing model portfolios as part of a broader managed service. Financial planners will have developed a personal view through [...]
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A Q+A exploring Linear’s Core Services

Linear Investments Limited are a fully licensed Prime Broker with a tier one offering. The firm also acts as a global custodian with access to GCC markets. Linear offers multi-asset execution covering Equities; Fixed Income; Funds; Futures & Options alongside ETF’s & Structured products. In our video studio at Grosvenor Gardens, London, Kate Horne, Director [...]
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Why a blend of digital and human engagement is important when it comes to wealth management.

In the digital era, the finance industry has been subjected to major changes. Technology has disrupted the landscape. Payments are more convenient than ever. Clients have access to greater transparency surrounding products. Services have never been as personalised. Often at the touch of a button, or click, professional investors today have more choice and control [...]
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Gender-lens investing experiences rapid growth

Gender-lens investing experiences rapid growth Gender-lens investing has been gaining momentum. Falling under the umbrella of ‘sustainable investing’, it is a segment that seeks to achieve a financial return while championing gender equality through measurable means. It involves investing in businesses that have services that empower women or are gender diverse. This includes having women [...]
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The potential of ESG Bonds

The potential of ESG Bonds Sustainable investing is becoming the new norm in portfolio management. According to Ernst & Young, the investment category has grown by 107.4% since 2012. Seven years on, Morningstar published research that illustrated that dozens of ESG funds dominated the market in first half of 2019. In addition to this, JP [...]
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The golden opportunity

The golden opportunity Historically speaking, the price of gold increases amidst geopolitical tensions. With the UK’s new prime minister, the looming of a Halloween departure from the European Union and US currency wars, there is no shortage of international pressures. In June, China added gold to its foreign reserves. The news comes from South China [...]
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Why hedge funds must respond to climate change.

Why hedge funds must respond to climate change. At the start of the month, the UK government declared it will impose a mandatory obligation for pension funds and listed companies to publish climate-related risks by 2022.  Central banks are following the movement as well, with Bloomberg reporting that ‘almost $31 billion has flowed into investment funds [...]
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Asia Pacific accounts for 25% of PE global market

Asia Pacific now accounts for 25% of the global private equity market, with $833 billion now under management in the region. The market share has grown considerably since 2007, whereby the region occupied just 5% of the global PE share. By consequence, Asia Pacific is drawing attention from companies across the globe, looking to invest [...]
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