Donald Trump – Report Card: ‘A’ star in the US, ‘D’ globally

Investor confidence in Trump’s first year has been met and exceeded in some key areas in the US, but there is work to do globally. Comparisons between research carried out in January 2018 with around 100 Global Institutional Investors* and a similar survey undertaken in early 2017 show that while US investors continue to support President Trump, global…

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Finding Value in Non-Financial Reporting

The EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive requires around 6,000 large European companies to report annually on their sustainability performance. With the new Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, the European Union is setting a precedent for the introduction of legislation as the means to accelerate the shift from the ‘old’ notion of CSR towards a more holistic, forward-looking…

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Global Survey: Politics as Unusual for Institutional Investors

Investors have long been well aware of the known risks in doing business in emerging markets. From unstable governments to political corruption to regulatory inconsistencies, getting return on investment in developing nations can be a bumpy road. But increasingly, a sense of uncertainty about the developed world almost akin to doing business in developing nations…

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Investment outlook positive as Africa engages with reforms. FTI Consulting’s Annual Research on Africa

                    The outlook for investment activity across Africa is looking very promising, particularly in Eastern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa – and the outlook has improved significantly for North Africa, according to a new survey of informed opinion leaders on Africa by FTI. The outlook for investment…

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Déjà vu for Le Pen? FTI Consulting Research on French Presidential Election

                  Recent polling of the presidential election from a range of polling firms has been consistent: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are both comfortably ahead of the third-place candidate and will advance to the second-round run-off, where Macron will beat Le Pen by a wide margin.…

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Economic & Trade Relationships – A UK & US Perspective

With renewed importance placed on the opinions of the ‘populist movements’ in the UK and US and the topicality of trade deals, FTI Consulting conducted research with these populations to highlight their support or otherwise. Time will tell of they have any potential influence on their political leaders. A simple questions about what sort of…

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