When sustainable practices yield sustainable profits

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A recent research study from Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School George Serafeim, conducted in collaboration with Calvert Research and Management, examined about 3,800 companies across 65 industries from 2012 to 2017. This new research, titled “When sustainable practices yield sustainable profits: The path to a strategic edge”, found that […]

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Eaton Vance announces new Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia & New Zealand

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Eaton Vance Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), has announced the appointment of Ty Thurgood as Director of Institutional Business Development, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, Mr. Thurgood is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with pension funds, private banks, fund of funds, institutional investors, investment consultants and […]

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Why Quality matters for global small caps

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Investors searching for broader sources of return and diversification have been revisiting global small-cap stocks notes Eaton Vance, a global investment manager. Aidan Farrell, Director of Global Small Cap Equity, Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd. says: “In our view, this is one of the largest, most diverse and least researched segments of the equity market, offering […]

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Takeaways for the loan market after the Fed cut

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The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) has cut its policy rate for the first time in more than a decade, marking just the fourth time over the past 20 years that the Fed has pivoted from raising to lowering rates. Boston – based Craig P. Russ, Co-Director of Floating-Rate Loans and Christopher Remington, Institutional Portfolio Manager at […]

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Investors should consider local-currency EM debt to counter lack of yield in government bonds

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Investors should consider local-currency EM debt to counter lack of yield in government bonds For investors trying to find yield in government bond markets, especially in developed markets, life isn’t getting any easier. It has been 10 years since the end of the financial crisis and into the global economic recovery, and there is still […]

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Gender pay gap persists globally, with large-scale economic and social implications

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The oft-cited statistic that women earn approximately 80 cents for every dollar men earn still holds true in the U.S. [1] But what do the statistics mean? Behind the numbers lie far-reaching implications about women’s ability to build wealth and afford a secure retirement, as well as the societal norms that may perpetuate the cycle. […]

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Emerging Markets debt: A new hope, continues

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Investment flows in the Emerging Markets Debt have remained remarkably resilient – despite asset class volatility. “A big question for the sector’s 2019 performance will be whether investors continue to remain enthusiastic,” note the Emerging Markets Debt team at Eaton Vance, a global investment manager. Thus far, the answer is an emphatic yes. “Through the […]

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Eaton Vance: What’s next for Brexit?

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Brexit, the expected withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, is one of the biggest uncertainties that global investors are wrestling with today. “The exact path to Brexit is uncertain and remains a top worry for global investors,” says Christopher Dyer, Director of Global Equity at Eaton Vance. “With so many moving parts […]

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A timely look at what’s driving market volatility?

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December’s volatility is a final reminder that 2018 is shaping up much differently than 2017’s tranquil markets. Kathleen C. Gaffney, Director of Diversified Fixed Income at Eaton Vance Management, notes the bond markets are in the midst of an important transition that will require new thinking going forward. “Blindly reaching for yield and other strategies that […]

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Trade war truce gives Emerging Markets a “stay of execution”

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Emerging markets held a relief rally in the wake of the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. By agreeing to a 90-day truce in their ongoing trade war, the two leaders gave Emerging markets (EM) investors the best they could realistically hope for. Eaton […]

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