The sustainable investor for a changing world

In this time of profound change for societies, economies, and cultures, our goal is to provide investors with thought leadership on the factors shaping our age of transformation and the impact for financial markets and investing.

In our new Investment Symposium Series, we present thinking on the big issues including the challenges around climate change, social inequities, shifting economic sands, and new technologies. We also highlight developments in China, the world’s fastest growing major economy that is home to many innovative companies.

For this series, we draw on the annual Investment Symposium, a core event where investment professionals at BNP Paribas Asset Management zoom in on the themes shaping the future and a venue for high-level external speakers to cast a new light on the challenges, testing our convictions and diversifying our thinking.

In this podcast, Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, argues that the US Federal Reserve has been misreading US inflationary pressures and warns a rapid normalisation of monetary policy is necessary to maintain financial stability.

Listen to the podcast with Olivier Blanchard

 Read our executive summary of the themes discussed during the symposium, and the conclusions drawn about how these themes can translate into action across our investment strategies

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