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Goldman Sachs: Diversity on boards and IPOs

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Andrew Ross Sorkin: I want to ask you about the other big theme here, stakeholder capitalism and governance and the role in all of these things. I’m curious what you think the role of banks should be in all of this. Do you have a greater responsibility to actually use… Read More »






Middle East crisis: The impact on the Insurance Market

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The latest chapter of turbulence in the Middle East will undoubtedly lead to insurers and reinsurers particularly in lines such as hull, war, piracy, terrorism, cargo and construction raising premiums, renegotiating terms of cover and introducing riders and endorsements to policies to reflect the increased risks of trading in the… Read More »


What drove US equity returns in the last decade?

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The MSCI US equity index delivered a total return of more than 250 percent in the 2010s. A cocktail of record low rates, stock buybacks, and balance sheet expansion has supposedly intoxicated the market and some have predicted that a mega hangover is due. But current data does not appear… Read More »


The United States’ unilateral economic policy is generating major uncertainties on world growth and casting severe doubt over institutions and trade.

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Hefty risk perception was a key feature of 2019, as the White House’s trade war and systematic reprisals from China fueled the prospect of a watershed moment and a long-lasting shock on economic activity right throughout the year. This scenario was borne out as world growth did take a downward turn, and manufacturing output dipped in most large countries (US, euroarea, Japan) or even suffered a serious slowdown (China). However, this new situation does not fully reveal the US President’s intentions. Looking across the pond, Donald… Read More »