investors around the
globe increasingly focus on the environmental and social impact
of buildings, understanding that improving performance around
these areas enhances long-term value and returns. our clients
routinely require information about our sustainability policies
and achievements for their portfolio reviews, and prospective
clients request such information when making their investment
allocations. investors in some of our funds have explicitly
stated a preference for buildings that have high government
or voluntary ratings that indicate environmental performance.
An animal bite that breaks or punctures the skin has a significant chance of producing a bacterial
infection. If any wild animal or pet bites and breaks the skin, the wound should be evaluated by a
healthcare professional. Animal bites are common and bites of some animals (e.g. stray dogs,
raccoons, bats) may transmit the rabies virus.
Rabies is a very serious viral infection that infects the nervous system. Rabies is transmitted by a
variety of wild animals. The virus can also be spread by unimmunized pets and in rare cases,
immunized pets that have been...
Based on a SEBI-NCAER survey which found 80 per cent of equity investor
households to be first generation investors and majority of equity-owning
households having an inadequate diversification of portfolio – only about 5 per cent
invested in more than 5 companies, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) concluded
that the households lacked “experience of stock market operations”.
After the publication of the first edition of the book, about five years ago,
I have received a fair number of messages from readers, both students and
practitioners, around the world. The recurring keyword, and the most important
thing to me, was useful. The book had, and has, no ambition of
being a very advanced research book.
When the actual holdings of the fund to be evaluated are available,
it is possible to apply so-called weight-based performance measures.
These measures essentially examine the covariance of the manager’s
actual holdings, measured as proportions or portfolio weights, with
the subsequent returns of the assets. The idea is that a manager who
increases the fund’s exposure to a security or asset class before it
performs well, or who anticipates and avoids losers, has investment
The UN and multi-laterals are also significant partners in the health sector. The USG works directly with the WHO, UNICEF, and FAO, and collaborates closely with UNAIDS as well as the World Bank and UNDP. These close collaborations cut across the portfolio, and efforts are coordinated in a thoughtful and strategic way.