ESG is moving into the mainstream but challenges persist

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has published major new research outlining the key push and pull factors for environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles adoption across 300 institutional investors globally[1] . Top push factors – drivers of ESG adoption – include a need to meet fiduciary […]

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State Street’s chart of the week – why now is the time for a trade truce

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This week Michael Metcalfe, global head of Macro Strategy, asks who is winning the trade war. He comments, “If the sentiment of manufacturers is any guide, the US is losing out more from the escalation of the trade war. US manufacturing sentiment has collapsed in the past nine months, spectacularly so in the last quarter. […]

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State Street Global Markets announces appointment to transition management team

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State Street is pleased to announce Abhilash Menon as the latest appointment to its transition management team. Mr Menon has joined the State Street team this week after spending the last two-and-a-half years with Ord Minnett and nearly seven years with Goldman Sachs, where he was part of their well-regarded transition management team. Based in Sydney, he […]

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Social issues, climate change lead State Street Global Advisors’ asset stewardship agenda

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the release of its Annual Stewardship Report, showcasing the results of its annual stewardship activities, highlighting year-to-date progress, and identifying key focus areas into 2020. “Stewardship is integral to our investment approach because we regard it is an essential […]

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State Street Global Advisors release mid-year global market outlook: Look beyond the noise as cycle extends

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) yesterday published its 2019 Mid-Year Global Market Outlook, providing a medium-term forecast for global markets. While trade risks have come sharply into focus in recent months, we continue to see room for moderate global economic growth given the Fed’s more accommodative […]

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State Street Global Advisors now offering ETF Model Portfolios through Praemium

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), has announced it has partnered with leading Managed Accounts platform Praemium to offer a suite of new exchange-traded fund (ETF) Model Portfolios. The ETF Model Portfolios available on the Praemium platform include a range of riskbased ETF Model Portfolios – moderate, […]

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State Street Global Advisors launches suite of ETF Model Portfolios for the Australian market

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has announced the launch of a new suite of Model Portfolios powered by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for Australian investors. The ETF Models, managed by State Street Global Advisors Investment Solutions Group, will be made available to financial and dealer groups via […]

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State Street says Brexit uncertainty keeps UK growth below trend

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With trade deals stalling it’s easy to forget about Brexit. However, Europe needs careful consideration and due attention. While there are signs of Eurozone stabilisation, political uncertainty, especially around Brexit, persists. If Mrs May’s Brexit deal/ a parliamentary consensus is agreed before European Parliament elections towards the end of May, the Bank of England may […]

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Managed accounts usage in Australia has almost doubled but education still lacking

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation yesterday launched a new SPDR ETFs/Investment Trends report revealing that, while the number of financial planners who recommended managed accounts has almost doubled in the last five years[1] , more than 80 percent of potential users say they have basic or no understanding […]

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US midterms may breed a lame duck

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With our overall asset class views still favouring growth assets driven by positive views in particular for US equities, the US midterms on November 6th have the potential to upset the apple cart. However, with midterm elections just weeks away, our view is that we are entering a bit of a lame duck period in […]

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