December 2019 · How to Evaluate the "Sustainability" of Sustainable Mutual Funds
Sustainable investing has come a long way. In its early days, investment managers, like Saturna Capital, created faith-based investment processes, focused on excluding companies or industries that conflicted with the tenets of an investor’s faith. This led to proactive investing, a process that encourages companies, sectors, and regions to engage in better business practices.Continue reading . . .
April 2019 · Evaluating Islamic Standards: Islamic Investing and its Evolution from Niche to Mainstream
While the Quran encourages trade and investment – and provides guidance for how Muslims should approach these activities – formalized financial processes did not begin to develop until the mid-20th Century. In this piece, we discuss the evolution of Islamic screening and step through various methodologies present in the market.Continue reading . . .
December 2018 · Beyond The Facade
As more asset managers begin to integrate ESG criteria into their investment strategies, data and disclosures not typically found in traditional financial reporting has increased. Transparency into nonfinancial, material risks has tremendous value, but the information that gets reported can occasionally be suspect.Continue reading . . .
October 2018 · Sustainable Development Goals — What Are The SDGs?
The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 goals and 169 targets that were created to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, and protect the planet. The SDGs set a course and framework to achieve these objectives.Continue reading . . .
August 2018 · The Case for Active Management in ESG
How do investors make sense of quantitative ranking systems that retain “black box” elements? In the quest to find top-tier firms that seek to reduce risk through industry best practices, an active approach to investing can help investors identify risks that a passive approach may miss.Continue reading . . .
July 2018 · Malaysia: Where Voters Rule
In the mold of Winston Churchill in 1951, a spirited Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has fought and won re-election as prime minister after years out of office. Dr. Mahathir returns to the leadership position he held for 22 years up to 2003 – a period that saw Malaysia rise into the ranks ...Continue reading . . .
May 2018 · Account Types Matter — But How Do I Choose?
Whether you’re saving for retirement, your children’s education, a much-needed getaway, or just a rainy day, everyone has financial goals. But when you’re saving and investing, it’s important to know how different investment account types can impact your after-tax returns.Continue reading . . .
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