Turkey has seen a re-balancing of its political landscape. The economic consequences are more difficult to ascertain. Analysts at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of the French bank, believe there is likely to be short-term volatility but the long term implications of these results are quite positive.
Lebanon’s banking sector continues to be defined by strong capitalisation and ample liquidity. A loyal network of depositors and inflows of generous remittances from wealthy Lebanese residing abroad make a strong contribution to the sector’s resilience as well.
Being a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has become a badge of honour for many pension funds and asset managers.