Capital markets recorded a positive year of 2017. The performance of the various asset classes was of the textbook variety: the higher the risk, the higher the return.
The market volume of the logistics sector in Europe amounted to about EUR 1.05bn in 2016. For more interesting facts, read this blog entry.
Martin Cech is fund manager of Erste Asset Management’s sustainable microfinance fund ERSTE RESPONSIBLE MICROFINANCE. In this interview, we want to talk about what positive influence sustainable investment can have on the issue of child labour.
By channelling their assets into microfinance funds, investors can contribute to reducing child labour. This is the opinion held by Martin Cech, Senior Fund Manager with Erste Asset Management.
We have talked to the ESG analyst team of Erste AM about Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord in a roundtable discussion: Dominik Benedikt, Alexander Osojnik, Stefanie Schock, and Walter Hatak.
Last Thursday, incriminating video and audio tapes emerged that linked current President Michel Temer to bribery. The accusations have thrown Brazil into a deep political crisis, and the capital markets have lost massively.
Markus Jandrisevits has been the manager of our global flagship equity fund since 28 February 2002. The performance to date is impressive on an international scale. I asked Markus what was special about his investment approach and how he has positioned himself in the current stock market phase of high political risks.
Austria celebrates the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa. She was born on 13 May 1717 in Vienna. It was her who founded the Vienna stock exchange in 1771 on the basis of an imperial patent (see image), after an earlier, failed attempt in 1761. Even though a lot has changed politically, economically, and technically since then, the eventful history of the Vienna stock exchange is still very instructive for every investor.
“Don’t put all your eggs into one basket” – who has not heard this old stock market adage. With Easter approaching, we are having a closer look at the background of this saying.
Power comes from the socket. Hidden behind it, lies a reality that is a tightrope walk between supply and demand. An imbalance causes blackouts. Energy produced from renewable sources is particularly volatile. A solution for this problem are energy storage devices, especially batteries.