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  • Emirates NBD Securities partners with IdealRatings to provide additional market data to clients

    December 27, 2015

    DUBAI, 27th December 2015 – Emirates NBD Securities, the brokerage arm of Emirates NBD, today signed a contract with a leading research company, IdealRatings, to provide clients with detailed market information about financial markets. IdealRatings was established to serve the data needs of institutional investors and currently...

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  • See us at IFN Saudi Arabia Forum

    November 24, 2015

    IdealRatings is participating as an executive partner at IFN Saudi Arabia Forum held in Jeddah on November 30th, 2015. IFN Saudi is a periodic event to attract global market players eager to gain access to the highly lucrative Saudi Arabian market. For more details about the...

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  • 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.

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    October 15, 2015
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  • 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 supports the financing of sustainable development by providing clarity for investors through awarding Labels. Over the past few years, investors have shown significant interest in sustainable and...

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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 Prime Fund” and “Arabesque Systematic Fund”, the new funds outperformed MSCI ACWI by 2.63% and 4.89% respectively, putting the Systematic Fund within the top 5% on return...

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