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Book reviews of the year 2020

(22/12/2020)

As we approach the end of the year, we revisit some of the books that have caught the eye of the European Equity team during 2020.

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Paris Agreement Progress: on the right trajectory?

(15/12/2020)

In this, the first of our Sustainability podcasts, Freddie Fuller and James Jamieson explore how the disruption of 2020 has affected different region's net-zero emissions progress, and whether globally we are lining up to reach the targets set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

 

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To concentrate, or not to concentrate?

(2/12/2020)

The battle between investing styles has been raging for nearly a century. We look at the benefits of concentrated portfolios and why they might be misunderstood from the outset.

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Self disruption: technology, sustainability and what might follow

(26/10/2020)

Our latest webinar from the RBC European Equity Team explores the long-term effects of technology on businesses, sustainability, and more.

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Curation: Less, but better

(23/10/2020)

Is there simply too much information nowadays? We look at the causes and suggest how curation can help consumers and even investors. 

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The artifice of the machine

(6/8/2020)

Not everything is as it seems. We look at how the advancements in artificial intelligence can sometimes mask the man behind the machine.

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The alchemy of money

(1/7/2020)

Why does the allure of gold still capture our minds? Has it actually been a good investment? We look at its history and why it may not be as tangible as it seems.

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Decarbonisation part 1: Opportunity in disruption

(24/2/2020)

After centuries of burning fossil fuels, the need to decarbonise our world is bringing disruption and opportunity to every corner of our lives.

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Book reviews from 2019

(19/12/2019)

As we approach the end of the year, we revisit some of the books that have caught the eye of the European Equity team during 2019.

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The limitations of information

(5/11/2019)

Even as knowledge and data has built up over hundreds of years, there is no guarantee that it will be used or interpreted correctly.

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ESG and shareholder value

(4/9/2019)

Perhaps indicative of the growing interest in the subject matter, last week saw widespread media coverage of an announcement by one of the largest U.S. business groups, The Business Roundtable.

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Luxury and fashion - How a stable industry can be built on constant change

(30/5/2019)

Often dismissed as frivolous, Fashion and Luxury have proven to be high-growth industries with unexpected cultural and economic influences.

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Temperance and the travel agent

(29/4/2019)

The origins of the travel industry are surprising and its transformation formidable, with technology at its very core.

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The power of branding

(21/3/2019)

The power of branding is often underestimated by consumers and investors alike, providing a catalyst to growth and ballast in times of decline.

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