Determining the ‘gold standard’ of due diligence, which defines the quality of competing citizenship by investment programmes
Sustainable ETFs greatly appeal to private investors’ emotions and values, and while these solutions lend themselves well to exclusionary screens, there is increasing demand for bespoke ETFs generating positive impact on the society and environment.
With many jurisdictions suspending citizenship applications from wealthy Russians, countries seeking to preserve reputations in a time of turmoil are also asking due diligence agents to ‘re-scrub’ existing investors who may be on sanctions lists
Extremely low yields have forced investors to move up the risk curve, with assets flowing into emerging market debt and high yield bonds, but what are the prospects for these fixed income segments and what are the main risks?
With trillions of negative yielding debt, investors have shunned traditionally safe-haven fixed income solutions, such as investment grade government and corporate bonds, and invested in more risky parts of the bond universe.