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Green Weekly Insight: ESG Funds Deliver!

85% of ESG equity indices outperformed non-ESG peers in Q1 2020, as have 80% of ESG fixed income indices in Q2 2020; Since 2015, the ESG fund universe has tripled to over $1tn—but that’s still only 2.5% of the overall universe of 135,000 funds; 

LatAm Views: Colombia’s Fiscal Stimulus

Unprecedented fiscal measures have been enacted to withstand COVID-19. However, stimulus in Colombia appears limited by regional standards. Suspension of the fiscal rule in 2020-21 will enable additional income support. Permanent fiscal deterioration amid a likely frail recovery is a major risk.

GMV: The COVID-19 Shock and Turkey

Turkey has substantially outgrown the rest of EM in the COVID-19 shock. It has also seen a more rapid and marked decline in its official FX reserves...

IIF Staff Paper -- Digitalization of the Retail Insurance Business Model

This paper is the first and the scene-setting part of the IIF Insurance Digitalization series which explores how digital technology transforms the insurance sector and its policy implications.

Macro Notes: ASEAN-4 - Worst Recession since the Asia Crisis

We downgrade our forecast and now expect an output contraction of 3.2%. The collapse in tourism has had the most immediate impact on the region. Shutdowns weakened domestic demand and exports declined markedly. Monetary and fiscal countermeasures will only partially offset this effect.

June 2020 EM Growth Tracker

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in changes in behavior and containment measures bringing the world to an entire halt. The ...

IIF June 2020 Global Regulatory Update

The June 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams.

Economic Views: Monitoring EM Fiscal Deficits

We set up tools for high-frequency monitoring of deficits, … As covid-19 will depress revenue and lift spending sharply. Several EM fiscal ...

Oil Market: Challenges Remain Stark 

The recent rise in oil prices is supported by the cut in global oil production and partial recovery in demand. We still expect Brent oil prices to average $40/b in 2020 and $45/b in 2020. Downside risks include poor OPEC+ compliance with the cuts and a continued global economic slowdown

FRT Episode 69: ISDA Common Domain Model

ISDA’s Tara Kruse and Ian Sloyan visit FRT to highlight their Common Domain Model initiative for harmonizing trade processing and improving compliance.




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