GM’s Commitment to Electric Cars Still Has Skeptics
In a surprise move, General Motors Co. this week joined forces with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to recommend tougher emissions rules for passenger vehicles. But skeptics remain unconvinced by the company’s professed commitment to going green, citing GM’s history of battling tougher fuel economy rules.
Elon Musk May Regret Putting Tesla’s First European Plant in Germany
Tesla recently outlined what will determine where the carmaker puts its next plant. Looking at the list, it’s easy to imagine Elon Musk wishes he had a do-over and didn’t put his first European factory in Germany.
Direct Indexing in a Changing Environment for Advisors
Direct indexing is the fastest growing segment of the asset management industry. In this interview, Brandon Thomas of Envestnet explains how direct indexing helps clients gain low-cost, tax-efficient exposure to asset classes, ESG and quantitative strategies.
Making The Case for Alternatives—Particularly Commercial Real Estate—in Defined Contribution Plans
Despite widespread use in institutional portfolios, alternative investments are not typically found in US defined contribution plans.
The Hidden Risks in Climate-Solution Investing
New research shows that portfolios that owned companies that provide climate solutions outperformed ones that owned firms with low carbon intensity. Before you adapt that approach, however, beware that this research relies on a small sample of data over a short time period.
Inflation Sinks In
Remember when inflation was going to be transitory? Good times. I was in that camp myself early on, as were some serious analysts I greatly respect (and still do). Then the data began to show core inflation would be stickier than expected, and I turned in my Team Transitory T-shirt. I appreciate people who admit their mistakes. We all make them.
How to Invest in the Coming Energy Transition
The world is undergoing a dramatic energy regime shift that has been accelerated by recent events, including the COVID crisis, the Ukraine war, and growing concerns about climate change. The Harbor Energy Transition Strategy ETF was introduced to position investors for this transition.