Premature concerns over Hong Kong, Emerging from crisis – preventing the next
Monday 31 August 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.36.1
Commentary: Premature concerns over Hong Kong
By Adam Cotter in Singapore
A different Hong Kong will emerge following the ushering in of the national security law. But concerns over its future status as a global financial centre are premature. For all Beijing’s advancements in digital currency and cross-border payments, Hong Kong is so deeply embedded in the international financial markets architecture, that China will continue to support Hong Kong’s role as an international financial centre. Without it, China’s financial markets, and the rest of the world’s, would be even more isolated.
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Global Public Investor 2020: Sustainable investment
More than 90% of global public investors have specific environment, social and governance investment policies in place or are in the process of developing them, according to a survey from BNY Mellon and OMFIF. In supporting the post-pandemic recovery, GPIs will have a chance to build on the momentum of the sustainability agenda of recent years. They are also motivated to adopt ESG criteria by the potential for superior risk-adjusted returns. However, they still face significant barriers in scaling up these efforts.
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