February 3, 2020 — The novel coronavirus originating from the populous city of Wuhan, China, continues to progress, with still-unclear implications for global economies and markets. Since our Wilmington Wire post last week discussing the topic, the number of reported cases globally has more than quadrupled to 17,489 across 24 different countries, with 362 deaths reported, at the time of writing. All but one of these deaths has occurred in China.
As with hard sciences like physics or chemistry, finance has commonly held “principles” somewhat akin to laws that help govern how investors value assets. The difference is that finance is not a hard science but, like economics, more of a social science that relies on human behavior and psychology. As a result, even the most widely accepted tenets deserve to be examined and turned on their heads at times to evaluate under what circumstances they actually hold up.
March 16, 2018 – There is a growing number of values-based, sustainable, and impact strategies available to U.S. investors. The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF) estimates that such strategies already account for over $8 trillion in assets under management, up 33% from 2014. In Wilmington Trust’s Manager Research Group, we have selected several such strategies for our approved list and are researching additional candidates.