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ECONOMY| 11.03.2021

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“The new regulation on sustainable finance is a guide for investors, but there are doubts about how to implement it.”

MAPFRE’s chief investment officer, José Luis Jiménez, participated in the round table on sustainable finance titled Climate Change, an opportunity for the future: What to Do, Why and How, organized by Broseta. He believes that the right steps are being taken, but that there is still a long way to go in this area. He also gave an overview of how MAPFRE is implementing these regulations.  

How to invest while protecting Human Rights

Why should investors act on Human Rights? This question was the focus of an online seminar organized by UN PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), where a specific report was presented and a panel discussion was held with the participation of Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión. This article rounds up the main conclusions.

ETF Roundtable: Seeking harmony in Europe

Funds Europe organized a roundtable with a panel of experts to discuss sustainability challenges in the ETF industry. Ismael García Puente, asset manager and fund selector at MAPFRE Gestión Patrimonial, offered his views on issues such as upcoming regulation and how it will help individual investors align their objectives when selecting ESG products.

Europe – the bone of contention between the U.S. and China

In this article, published in El Confidencial, Gonzalo de Cadenas-Santiago, director of macroeconomic and financial analysis at MAPFRE Economics, analyzes, the role that Europe can play in relations with China, at a time when the Biden administration is already making moves. China’s objective has been constant: to ensure that the EU is deeply committed to the Asian country and its welfare.

MAPFRE launches a “forgotten” securities fund

MAPFRE AM and U.S. boutique Boyar Value Group launched their first product resulting from the alliance reached between the two at the end of 2019. Forbes Funds, the fund division of Forbes, reports in this article on the strategy followed by the fund, which has led to double-digit returns so far this year.

“We are in the initial phase of an experiment brought about by coordination between fiscal and monetary policy.”

Ismael García Puente, asset manager and fund selector at MAPFRE Gestión Patrimonial, analyzes the reasons why investors remain optimistic, which has led the German Dax to record highs and the Ibex to its highest level of the year. He also offers his recommendations for retail investors.

Women are better at following investment strategies, which works to their advantage if there is high volatility

Cristina Benito Ayuso (pictured), head of equities (Discretionary Portfolio Management) at MAPFRE AM, participates in the series Finanzas en Femenino, launched by Citiwyre in March, with an article in which she explains how the financial advisory industry has changed in terms of gender.

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