Rumi Mahmood is an investment analyst here at Nutmeg. He has two years’ industry experience and joined in early 2017 from the Bank of New York Mellon, where he was an analyst in Global Securities Operations. Rumi holds a masters degree in Engineering from the University of Manchester.
How gold can be a major player for SRI
24 September 2020|4 min
We recently added gold to our managed portfolios, including our socially responsible portfolios. As an investable asset gold is unique in being able to provide a “safe haven” during times of turbulence in the equity markets, while also being seen as an inflation hedge and as a potential alternative to bonds during low yields. However, as a mined commodity, it is naturally exposed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. This is particularly true in regions of conflict and exploitation, where regulation and scrutiny have little traction.
Five ways Nutmeg’s ETF selection makes your money work harder
26 May 2020|5 min
One of the ways Nutmeg adds value as a discretionary investment manager is the time and effort we put into choosing the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in your portfolios. Analysing ETFs can be complex. There’s an abundance of choice with a multitude of factors to be aware of, and often the devil is in the detail. At Nutmeg, detail is paramount. Here’s how our approach to ETF selection makes your money work harder.
Intelligent ETF trading – six ways Nutmeg beats competitors
16 April 2020|6 min
We’re often asked, why not do it yourself when it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? Why do you need a discretionary investment manager such as Nutmeg when you could build your own ETF portfolio, if you wanted to? Well, although the transparency, flexibility and cost-efficiency of ETFs are available to almost anyone, we believe that to maximise their power you need to be smart about fund selection and trading. Here are six ways our approach to ETFs benefits our clients.
Using our power as investors: how stewardship drives sustainability
28 February 2020|5 min
What does it mean to be a good steward in today’s world? BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, invited Nutmeg and other investment firms to discuss how best to use voting and engagement to promote better and more sustainable corporate behaviour.
What’s in a score? How different regions fare for ESG
21 March 2019|4 min
We recently launched a range of socially responsible portfolios, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) scoring for all Nutmeg portfolios to help investors better understand how their investments align with their values. As part of our goal to demystify this area of investing, we’re publishing a series of analysis pieces looking at ESG scores in more detail. In this blog we look at how ESG metrics vary with geography from market to market, driven by different sectors, industries and economic drivers.
How Nutmeg’s tech sector strategy stops FAANG class changes from biting
27 June 2018|5 min
Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are known as “FAANG” stocks in the investment world. Changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard, known as GICS, will see some of the FAANG stocks reclassified from 21st September this year. Find out how this, and other changes to the GICS, impact the investment landscape and how Nutmeg portfolios are designed to maintain exposure to the tech sector.
China A shares: The Great Wall finally comes down
29 May 2018|4 min
In June last year, worldwide benchmark provider MSCI reclassified mainland Chinese stocks in a number of its flagship indices. This was a milestone moment in the integration of the world’s second largest equity market into the global financial system.