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Good reads – our curated news review of the month September 2020
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Sep 20, 2020
Good reads - September 2020

Impact Investing was  a big topic this month again. In addition to environmental protection, corporate management also plays a major role. Furthermore: Why Fintechs smell their chances and why women do not need their own financial products, but already achieve better performance results with the existing ones on average.

Here we go:

Whether private, semi-professional or professional investors: the interest in capital investments with ESG aspects is there. What is the situation with foundations, for example? Foundations have a special impact with investments that positively support the purpose of the foundation. (German article, paywall)

Climate protests around the globe have raised awareness of the impact of people and companies on the environment. This also has an impact on financial investments. But impact investing is not just about environmental issues. People also want to invest in companies that bring about positive social change.

Good employees are essential to the company. But how do you keep ambitious people in the team for whom there are no opportunities for advancement? How do you maintain a family atmosphere despite growth? The Hamburg agency Justblue-Design has found a remarkable solution to this problem. (German article)

Henk Grootveld of Lombard Odier predicts an enormous growth spurt for Fintech worldwide. Progressive digitalisation plays a decisive role here. Conversely, this also means that traditional financial service providers will have to make many investments in a highly regulated environment in order to survive. (German article)

It is well known that women and men tick differently in financial planning. But men usually approach the topic with more self-confidence and have more confidence in themselves. At the same time, they are more confident about possible gaps in their knowledge. Women, on the other hand, like to approach the matter with background knowledge. Women, on the other hand, are more inclined to take advice and are more likely to accept it. So it is not the products themselves. (German article)

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