Prime Time’s Rachel Kelly speaks to Rick Chau, Head of Asia Pacific for Index and Analytics at Qontigo, an index, financial intelligence and risk analytics firm, about his firm’s role in the recently launched Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform.
Against the backdrop of positive vaccine developments and upbeat Chinese data, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) rebounded from the previous day’s loss to close 0.29 per cent or 8.17 points higher at 2,814.12.
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“The SDI AOP is a huge step forward by creating a set of easy-to-use and cost- efficient data – as opposed to a piece of required software – that can be incorporated into existing tools for investment decisions and reporting,” explains Ian Webster, Senior Managing Director at Qontigo.
“Top-line market volatility has indeed declined but remains high relative to history. In fact it would have to go down another 30 percent just to get to the long term median level,” said Melissa Brown, global head of Applied Research at Qontigo.