BlackRock to offer gun-free investment strategies, ETFs

BlackRock to offer gun-free investment strategies, ETFs

BOSTON (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc, the world’s largest asset manager, said on Thursday it will offer new investment strategies and exchange-traded funds that exclude civilian firearms producers and retailers, following through on plans it outlined last month after a Florida high school massacre. FILE PHOTO: An exhibit booth for firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson is […]

Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

DATA-GATHERING is the least sexy part of economics, which is saying something. Yet it is also among the most important. The discipline is rife with elaborate theories built on assumptions that turned out to be false once someone took the time to pull together the relevant data. Accordingly, one of the most valuable papers produced […]

Sustainable investment joins the mainstream

Sustainable investment joins the mainstream

IN 2008, when she was in her mid-20s and sitting on a $ 500m inheritance, Liesel Pritzker Simmons asked her bankers about “impact investing”. They fobbed her off. “They didn’t understand what I meant and offered to screen out tobacco,” recalls the Hyatt Hotels descendant, philanthropist and former child film star. So she fired her […]