Two holdings in our portfolio - Cochlear and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) - typify the high quality companies we invest in. These benefit from robust balance sheets, resilient cash flows and good ESG profiles.
Economic and markets update by Jon Fernie, chief investment officer
Periods of volatility have an impact on the market – and investor returns, either positively or negatively over the short term. But what about longer-term? Is there power in persevering during periods of heightened volatility?
What lies ahead for fixed income?
Steel is everywhere. It is the foundation of our cities and critical urban infrastructure. But is its production sustainable?
Quarterly economic update and market outlook by Jon Fernie, chief investment officer
Our active stewardship goes beyond proxy voting to include direct and collaborative engagement and advocacy initiatives. We've summarised some key ones from January-March 2022
We explore how female representation in boards is tracking – and what should be prioritised to increase gender diversity in leadership.
We’re pleased to welcome Annette King and Robin Burns to our board of directors.
Debbie joins U Ethical from UniSuper where she was an investment analyst responsible for consumer stocks research, portfolio management and ESG (notably climate risk) reporting and data maintenance.
By Jon Fernie, chief investment officer
The 26th of January is not a day of celebration for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is a reminder of the lasting impacts of colonisation and dispossession and for many, a day of grief and mourning.
Why we're asking pharmaceutical companies to tie vaccine availability to executive remuneration policies
We support the call for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament that will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have greater say on the design, development and implementation of policies and programs that affect them.
Plastic pollution rapidly outpaces global efforts to stop it, not only devastating ocean wildlife, but our ability to address climate change and biodiversity loss.
Satoko Asai joins at an exciting time as we expand further into wealth management and institutional markets.
What do the agreements made at the Glasgow Climate Change Conference mean for investors?
Chief investment officer (CIO) James Cook will retire at the end of 2021, to be replaced by deputy CIO Jon Fernie.
by Désirée Lucchese, head of ethics and impact
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