Investing after covid-19: Investors to review how to assess companies

Former Chairman of Europe's largest CFA Society believes governments will become larger shareholders in many listed companies in the wake of covid-19, but can a government and an asset manager align their financial interests?

Richard Dunbar is hed of multi-asset research at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He has previously served at Chairman of CFA UK. | Photo: PR / Aberdeen Standard Investments

Across all industries, CEOs are spending the summer weeks wondering how the competitive environment in their industry will be affected by the covid-19 crisis in the long term. The asset management services industry isn’t any different. One of the persons who have given it some thought is former Chairman of CFA UK (2012-2014) Richard Dunbar, who is now the head of multi-asset research at Aberdeen Standard Investments, the UK-based asset manager with EUR 574 billion in assets under management.

His more than six years in the engine room at UK’s CFA society made him reflective about the asset management industry and its role in the broader financial services industry, he says.

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