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ECONOMY | 18.02.2021

Coronavirus: financial analysis XLIV

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LFR emphasizes its alliance with MAPFRE AM as one of the keys to its success.

In an article published in Club Patrimoine, Olivier Johanet, president of La Financière Responsable (LFR), MAPFRE AM’s partner in France, highlights, the synergies achieved with the insurance group’s asset manager. MAPFRE AM took a 25 percent stake in 2017 and since then, the ESG fund strategy has evolved and developed beyond expectations.

More than ever, recovery is up to us

Antonio Huertas, chairman and CEO of MAPFRE, sets out in this special report a series of recommendations, including a series of structural reforms, for the Spanish economy to gain momentum in what, according to general consensus, is going to be the year of recovery.

Sustainable investment: not without the depositary

Eduardo Ripollés, head of institutional business at MAPFRE AM, participated in Insights Depositary,  a meeting organized by Funds People. The debate focused on the ESG strategy of the different fund managers, but also delved into proxy voting and the need to take a more active role in the Annual General Meetings of the companies in which they invest.

Sustainable finance: a winning combination for decarbonization

ESG principles, green bonds or inclusive finance – investors are increasingly paying more attention to companies that care about the environment. Francisco J. Garayoa, director of Spainsif, Spain’s sustainable investment association, gives us his opinion on the new investment landscape, which is set to consolidate itself more and more in the coming years.

“We’re witnessing a serious shift in economic structure and the investment landscape in general”

Markets are starting to discount inflation expectations and bond yields have rebounded. Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión, analyzes this change in direction and offers his recommendations for retail investors to face the challenges ahead.

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