Climate Risks and Sovereign Issuers: Sailing into an Environmental Storm?
From the Yardarm, Saturna Sustainable Funds - April 2022
This edition of From The Yardarm examines how effectively ESG ratings firms assess sovereign ESG factors, especially concerning the environment. We will discuss climate initiatives formed by the United Nations and examine how sustainability regulations and investors' behavioral biases are potentially increasing risk rather than reducing it.Continue reading . . .
GCC Sukuk: A Primer, 2nd Edition
Saturna Capital, White Papers - April 2022
This 2nd edition GCC Sukuk Primer provides an overview of the investment landscape and characteristics of Islamic-compliant investment certificates, commonly referred to as sukuk, a market niche that continues to evolve. We will cover the risk and return attributes of sukuk and explore their relationship to changes in the price of oil, since hydrocarbons largely drive sukuk issuers’ economies.Continue reading . . .
Tax Day Prep: Simple Tips to Maximize Your Qualified Accounts
Webinars, Amana Webinar - April 2022
Join hosts Monem Salam and Owaiz Dadabhoy as they cover topics including: qualified accounts (i.e., IRAs, ESAs, HSAs, UTMAs, 401(k)s, and employer plans), maximizing with multiple accounts, potential tax benefits, and much more.Continue reading . . .
Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Quarterly Commentary - March 2022
It’s spring 2022, after two years and 500 million COVID-19 cases, a vaccine miracle permitted most countries to break free of massive pestilence not seen since 1919. The war in Ukraine highlights unpreparedness, and Europe’s systems of finance, energy, and food totter. Fewer than half the world’s population was alive in 1981, when inflation was last at today’s increasing levels.Continue reading . . .