Investing in Gold – is it sustainable? 

Gold is an integral part of many investment portfolios yet it has until now come at a cost in social and environmental terms. Its extraction can destroy natural habitats and pollute water with toxic metals, while mines can displace communities and poison workers, whose working conditions are often deplorable. Mining for gold as for other […]

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INVESTMENT REVIEW – August 2020

Over the month of July equity markets were mixed given renewed incidences of the coronavirus Covid-19 and concerns over its continued economic impact. This was in spite of further commitments from governments and central banks to deal with the crisis as well as some encouraging results from those companies benefitting from resilient business models or […]

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INVESTMENT REVIEW – September 2020

Over the month of August equity markets made the most of some more positive economic news and the continued support of central banks, in spite of a resurgence in cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 and some political challenges. While a fully V-shaped recovery remains unlikely in countries that were hit hard by the impact of […]

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INVESTMENT REVIEW – October 2020

The month of September saw greater volatility in equity markets on the resurgence of the coronavirus Covid-19 and renewed political concerns, in spite of further positive economic developments and the continued support of central banks. Such volatility seems likely to persist, although markets are as hard to call as usual, and our focus remains on […]

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