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Why ESG factors should be considered when investing in fixed income


Senior Portfolio Manager
November 27, 2020

Subject | Invesco Fixed Income (IFI)

As we live, work and invest, we must all become aware of the impact we have on the world and seek to improve our current way of life. Responsible investing means being thoughtful in how we allocate our assets to encourage countries and companies to set polices that promote overall improvement in the way we live. The consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has become synonymous with leading this shift to responsible investing.

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Smart cars are getting much smarter

Three years ago, we wrote about “your car in 5 years’ time,” but it is already time for an update. Voice commands have been fully integrated into new cars, and they’re capable of doing much more than the commercials demonstrating “Alexa, start my car” promised. Making phone calls hands-free in the car seems normal now, and so progress goes – the once fantastic and whimsical ideas becoming commonplace.
     

The auto companies are serious about innovation. Research and development (R&D) dollars spent in the auto industry were close to $130 billion USD in 2018, only trailing R&D dollars spent in the Healthcare and Information and Communications Technology sectors.2

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Investing in structural change


Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco Global Focus strategy
November 17, 2020

Subject | Active management

Randall Dishmon1, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Invesco Global Focus strategy, discusses his investment philosophy and approach.

Everyone that has met me over the past 20 years I’ve been in the financial industry knows what I think of labels when it comes to investing. In my opinion, labels are your enemy, and I strongly recommend you forget as many of them as possible. Growth, value, core, small, large, balanced…we’re in the business of making money with money. You do that by buying great companies trading at prices less than they are worth. That’s it. Call it anything you want as long as you get the job done.    

As an introduction to me, my team, and our global focus  strategy, I wanted to share a few things that I’ve learned about investing over the years and what I’m trying to accomplish for my clients.

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