Opinion The rise of responsible investing

The rise of responsible investing

‘Responsible investing’ is becoming a mainstream movement, with more institutions evaluating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria when they screen potential investments. This is a development we are watching with great interest at Dynasty and it is a trend that we broadly support. But before we look at the pros and cons of ESG, let’s…

Opinion Structured products are not a free lunch for investors

Structured products are not a free lunch for investors

Over the years, clients have sought advice about structured products, especially at times when the markets are in turmoil or when they are concerned about downside risk in equities markets. Such products, also known as structured notes, are vehicles that offer a guaranteed return on investment, within certain parameters. These products are generally packaged by…

Opinion Positioning your portfolio for a world of cheap money

Positioning your portfolio for a world of cheap money

In the times of the ancients, rulers like Roman emperor Nero would ‘debase’ their sovereign currencies by adding lower value metals to gold and silver coins to increase the supply of money. Throughout history, this has seldom ended well because of the inevitable inflation in consumer prices that follows currency debasement. In today’s world of…