Blog Masonry Effect Six

  • ESG Methodologies. Back to the white board?

    Volkswagen was considered one of the highest-ranking ESG companies in various market leading ESG indexes. Amazingly, the word “environment” was repeated 355 times in Volkswagen’s 2014 sustainability report, and was seemly a material issue the corporation has always addressed; which -of course- has been proven to be a lie. Now many providers are removing or have removed it from their indexes but unfortunately after the fact! Volkswagen stock almost lost half its value and investors paid the price for it. Looking at the board and management issues in past years, and adding a very high debt ratio on top of these issues, almost 145% of it market capitalization should have clearly removed Volkswagen from ANY ESG and Ethical investment universe. IdealRatings includes such measurements in its Ethical and ESG screens.

  • IdealRatings To Join LuxFlag

    October 13, 2015

    San Francisco, 13 October 2015 – IdealRatings joins the associate membership of the Luxembourg based LuxFlag; an independent association that...

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  • SRI Manager of the year: Arabesque Asset Management

    July 13, 2015

    Being relatively new to the market, Arabesque had to differentiate itself among other market players. The company created two funds “Arabesque...

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  • Do You Purify Your Portfolio?

    July 1, 2015

    One very interesting new principal in Ethical and Islamic fund management is Investment purification, despite being debatable, it is applied...

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  • RHB LAUNCHES MALAYSIA’S FIRST ISLAMIC RETAIL FUND TARGETING GLOBAL DEVELOPED MARKETS

    May 28, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur, 28 May 2015 – RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad (RHBIIAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RHB Asset...

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  • IDEALRATINGS LAUNCHES THE FIRST SHARIAH COMPLIANT ASIA-PACIFIC REITS INDEX

    May 10, 2015

    New index to benchmark the performance of Asia-Pacific Shariah compliant REITs. San Francisco, March 11, 2015 – IdealRatings today announced the...

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