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Jun 14, 2017

LGT launches new sustainability rating

LGT has introduced a new sustainability rating. The rating, which comprises five different levels, assesses equities, bonds, funds and ETFs according to key environmental, social and governance criteria. It provides all of LGT’s private clients with valuable information about the sustainability of their investments, as well as an additional tool for making investment decisions.

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Jun 26, 2017

LGT Navigator: Nestlé facing high demands from activist Third Point

According to statements from Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point on Sunday, the fund bought a stake of more than 1% of Nestlé, worth CHF 3.3bn, and called for a change in its strategy. Third Point asks Nestlé to improve the profit margin, a share buyback, a sale of non-core business and its 23% interest in the French cosmetics group L'Oréal.

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Jun 23, 2017

LGT Navigator: Oil price currently market dominating

The continued pressure on oil prices remained the dominating topic on stock markets, despite a short-term stabilization yesterday, clouding the sentiment particularly for energy stocks. The price of European benchmark
oil price Brent fell to the lowest level since November yesterday. An increase in U.S. production was sighted as one reason for the decline. On the other hand, solid demand for health care stocks on the backdrop of the anticipated Republican health care bill ensured at least a sideways trend on Wall Street.

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Jun 22, 2017

LGT Navigator: Short-term retreat in safe havens

While gold or the Japanese yen rose, oil prices remained under pressure, causing investors to retreat in safe-haven assets. Chinese stocks gained on the planned inclusion of A-shares into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index next year.

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Jun 21, 2017

LGT Navigator: Oil price decline clouds investor sentiment

A drop in oil prices clouded the sentiment on Wall Street and on Asian stock exchanges. Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East increased following an incident where the U.S. shot down a Syrian fighter jet. Additionally, a potential further escalation of the North Korean conflict accelerated worries. On this backdrop the recent record stocks rally came to a halt and economic optimism was somewhat dimmed.

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