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Three Key Themes for Investors

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 06 Oct 2023

investment themes

How can allocators find the right opportunities today?

Explore at length three of themes which are re-defining the investment process. Asset allocation is a broad topic. However, thinking about it from different angels can help investors spot new opportunities. Then, the coming of the green economy cannot be ignored. Even if ESG investing may seem out of favor right now, the world is moving towards a greener future. Finally, quantitative methods can be used to both augment a human-drive investment process or, in some cases, to fully replace it.


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