UNTIL recently, investors interested in emerging market funds had few ways of singling out companies with standout environmental, social and governance records.

WE live in interesting times. Just as investors weigh up the US-China trade punch-up, markets need to adjust to a whole new front. US sanctions against Russian companies and oligarchs are upending...

FOR nearly a decade, Doug Taylor, a sales manager who travels often for work, has signed credit card receipts with a doodle of a dog wagging its tail.

ED ROGERS, who runs a fund of hedge funds in Tokyo, is adding another activist to his line-up, betting the strategy will pay off as Japanese firms become more open to overhauling their businesses.

ASIA may be the global leader in manufacturing and trade, but it is the least financially integrated and developed of the world's major economic regions. One symptom of this is that there are...

THE return of volatility in the first quarter versus 2017 was our focus last week. Some interesting pushback followed the premise that prices seem to ignore news sometimes and at other times hang on...

COMMENTARY

THE environment for finding and winning deals didn't get any easier in 2017, but private equity generated a strong increase in investment value during the year. Global buyout value, including...

FOR the first time in a decade, the world's central banks are looking beyond the dollar to build their currency reserves...

SPECIAL FEATURE

ONE of Columbia Threadneedle Investment's well-established global multi-asset funds is turning more constructive on equities, reflecting a fairly bullish view on the global economy amid...