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ESG Access Among Active Management Opportunities in 2019

Asked about what Putnam has seen develop this year in terms of environmental, social and governance investing programs, and about how “ESG” fits into the discussion of active and passive management, Putnam Investments CEO Bob Reynolds had a lot to say.

Too Much Employer Stock Could Be a Bad Thing

According to a nationwide survey from Schwab Stock Plan Services, equity compensation accounts on average for nearly 30% of employees’ net worth, and almost three-quarters of employees surveyed also own company stock outside of their equity compensation plan.

Labor Shortage Among Developed Market Headwinds

J.P. Morgan anticipates labor supply constraints in developed countries starting in the next decade; while global growth expectations are modestly good, the firm urges policymakers to consider the importance of immigration when it comes to fueling future growth.