FMS Newsletter
  The global asset markets have continued their upward march this year as the US Federal Reserve raised the bar for future rate increases while clearing the way for tapering asset purchases by year-end. Benign global financial conditions are driving heightened capital-markets activity levels and presenting new revenue and growth opportunities for banks and asset managers. We are delighted to present our latest capabilities and thinking to help research teams drive innovation and profitable growth.

Chanakya Dissanayake – Head of Investment Research

  Fresh and unique: Handpicked content, carefully curated for you  
Annual Survey of ESG Investors and Advisors 2021   Design in finance
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We conducted a survey of around 100 ESG investors and investment advisors globally, representing an estimated USD12tn in assets under management, to get their perspective on six ESG factors. Download the report to know more about key preferences and market trends.

  Since the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) was enforced, the spotlight has been on the design, publication and distribution of research. Know how increasing data and more data-visualisation platforms and software tools are reshaping design.

The G7 tax proposal: a definitive step on the long road to taxing big tech   The GERD saga – is the market overreacting to the crisis?
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Learn why the G7 countries (the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, France, Italy and Japan) agreed to create tax reforms aimed at multinational companies that bypass taxes using tax havens and remove the DST.

  The impact of filling will likely be limited until there is a prolonged period of drought. Learn more on how the GERD issue is expected to only be sentiment-negative for the market, while the impact on the real economy should be limited.

  US restaurant sector continues to face headwinds in 2021  
  Restaurant stocks underperformed all major US indices in 2020 due to the pandemic’s significant impact on the sector. Global investment banks and asset managers leverage our sector-specific experience to rapidly increase internal analyst bandwidth and expand coverage.  

  Solution showcase  
Equity research   Forensic analysis
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Customised equity research solutions that combine fundamental research with alternate data, ESG and technology-driven insights. We support equity research firms in finding new investment opportunities, expanding coverage, and staying abreast of industry, regulatory and technology trends, and evolving company performance.

  Forensic analysis assesses the quality and sustainability of earnings by identifying accounting red flags via an in-depth review of financial statements and accounting policies, including a corporate governance assessment covering conflict of interest and key management remuneration structures.

  Acuity in the News  
The DESK: Business alpha – the confidence trick to liquidity   The Street: “Chip-sector investing: to stock pick or not to stock pick?”
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  Reuters: Emerging-market corporate bond sales reach a record high this year  


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