June 23—Just a few years ago, the U.S. was moving at a snail’s pace relative to Europe when it came to prioritizing the climate crisis. Today, we see fervent interest from policy and industrial standpoints, as well as mainstream society—while catastrophic weather events continue to exact heavy financial tolls.
June 23, 2021—Over the last three months, global equity share prices have risen, validating our pro-cyclical equity positioning. It is worth noting that within global equities, we have seen a massive dispersion of return performance across regions/countries (see the chart below comparing trailing three-month return performance for various regional exchange traded funds (ETFs) and their larger component stocks).
We know that 2020 was a challenging year and reminded us all that we are in an ever-evolving business environment. In 2021, we continue to face unprecedented scenarios, and there’s still a long road ahead.