ERI Scientific Beta announces the launch of new low carbon indices-continued

February 23, 2016--EDHEC Risk Institute has been conducting research for several years on the possibility of reconciling financial and environmental performance.
The launch of a new series of low carbon indices by ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider set up by EDHEC Risk Institute in 2012, marks the practical realisation of these research efforts and represents an important moment for responsible finance, because the results of the research undertaken will provide institutional investors with smart beta indices that can reduce the carbon footprint of their equity investments by more than 80%, while at the same time outperforming traditional market indices and being able to create more than 50% additional value in the medium term.

view more

Source: Nasdaq.com

Global ETP News
Basel Committee consults on disclosure requirement to address leverage ratio window-dressing
December 13, 2018--The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today published a consultative document entitled Revisions to leverage ratio disclosure requirements.
read more
Growth Fears Dent Commodities Prices
December 13, 2018--Many key commodities are on track to notch declines this year, underlining how fears of slowing growth, global-trade tensions and a persistently strong dollar have hammered prices for raw materials.
read more
Basel Committee publishes updated Basel III disclosure requirements
December 11, 2018--The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published today updated Pillar 3 disclosure requirements. These requirements, together with the updates published in January 2015 and March 2017, complete the Pillar 3 framework.
read more
World Economic Forum Report Addresses Crisis of Trust, Slowing Growth in Our Digital World
December 10, 2018--The digital world is facing a crisis with slowing internet growth and declining levels of trust that urgently need to be addressed
60% of global GDP is expected to be digitized by 2022, with very little distinction between the digital economy and the economy, or between digital society and society.
read more
IMF Working Paper-The Modern Hyperinflation Cycle: Some New Empirical Regularities
December 7, 2018--Using a database of up to 62 variables for 196 countries over 57 years, a hyperinflation cycle has been characterized to propose a broader setting of stylized facts. Beyond the usual facts, the findings in this paper contribute to the literature of modern hyperinflations in that these cycles occur in contexts where there are (i) depressed economic freedoms, (ii) deteriorated socioeconomic conditions and rule of law, as well as (iii) high levels of domestic conflictivity and government instability.
read more
IMF Working Paper-Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account
December 7, 2018--Building on the evolving literature on the topic, this paper reviews the relationship between demographics and long-run capital flows in both theory and in the data. For this purpose, we develop a two region overlapping generations model where countries differ in their population growth and mortality risk.
read more
IMF Working Papers-Pouring Oil on Fire: Interest Deductibility and Corporate Debt
December 7, 2018--Summary:
This paper investigates the role of tax incentives towards debt finance in the buildup of leverage in the nonfinancial corporate (NFC) sector, using a large firm-level dataset. We find that so-called debt bias is a significant driver of leverage, for both small and medium-sized enterprises and larger firms, with its effect accounting for about a quarter of leverage.
read more
Fidelity eyes robo-advice launch as banks pile in
December 7, 2018--Fidelity eyes robo-advice launch as banks pile in
read more
$11trn emerging-market lure that heralds 2019 revival
December 4, 2018--First, the bad news: corporate earnings across emerging markets aren't as good as analysts hoped.
read more
Cyber-resilience: range of practices report issued by the Basel Committee
December 4, 2018--The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today published the report Cyber-resilience: range of practices. It identifies, describes and compares the range of observed bank, regulatory and supervisory cyber-resilience practices across jurisdictions.
read more
BlackRock warns investors to 'build resilience' against recession
December 2, 2018--BlackRock has warned clients to "build resilience" into investment portfolios with the help of new asset-class performance forecasts that it will release this week.
read more
Fidelity Looking to Expand Digital Asset Trading Beyond Bitcoin and Ether
November 29, 2018--Fidelity Investments is looking to expand its institutional crypto asset platform to include trading services for the top five to seven cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
read more
Independent broker-dealers fastest-growing brokerage group
November 28, 2018--Independent broker-dealers saw the greatest asset growth over the past five years compared with other types of broker-dealers, according to new research from industry consultant Cerulli.
read more
OECD International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2018
November 28, 2018--Weak growth of G20 international merchandise trade in third quarter of 2018
G20 international merchandise trade, seasonally adjusted and expressed in current US dollars, grew marginally in the third quarter of 2018, on the back of rising oil prices, with G20 exports rising by 0.3% and imports by 0.7%, following the minor contractions in the second quarter of 2018.
read more
Galaxy Digital, Cumberland and More Plan New Crypto Code of Conduct
November 27, 2018--A group of 10 companies focused on cryptocurrencies and financial services have formed a new group aimed at standardizing a code of conduct for the still-nascent digital asset space.
read more
OECD-New report says better metrics could have prompted stronger response to the crisis
November 27, 2018--Better measurement of the economy and of people's well-being could have led governments to respond more strongly to mitigate the damage caused by the 2008 financial crisis and reduce people's continuing loss of trust in public institutions, according to a new report.
read more
Traders Put $1.3 Billion Into Emerging ETFs
November 26, 2018--The move back to emerging markets gained momentum last week as traders shrugged off equity declines amid bullish calls from some of the world’s largest investment firms.
read more
ETF rise helps damp down market distortions, research finds
November 24, 2018--Study shows reduction of 'index effect'. where prices rise before shares are included.
read more
Why the 2018 bitcoin price crash is just a 'blip not a bubble bursting'
November 23, 2018--The price of bitcoin has often been compared to history's biggest bubbles-Dutch Tulip mania in the 17th century, the Mississippi Bubble in the 18th century and the UK Canal and Railway mania in the 19th century-but perhaps the most popular comparison is the dot-com bubble of 2000.
read more
Global growth is slowing amid rising trade and financial risks
November 21, 2018--Global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces escalating risks including rising trade tensions and tightening financial conditions, according to the OECD's latest Economic Outlook.
read more
Slowing Growth and Interest Rate Fears Weigh on Fund and ETF Investors in October
November 19, 2018--For the second month in a row investors were net redeemers of mutual fund assets, withdrawing $28.7 billion from the conventional funds (ex-ETFs) business for October. Rising interest rates and fears of slowing global growth weighed on flows into long-term funds.
read more
FSB and standard-setting bodies publish final report on effects of reforms on incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives
November 19, 2018--The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today their final report on Incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.
read more