Antony Currie has more than a decade of experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Euromoney since 1996, most recently as a U.S. editor. He has worked on assignments in the major financial centres of Europe and the US and written stories on capital markets, global economies and the investment banking industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in German language and literature and a master's degree in politics and international relations from the University of Bristol.
The world’s largest money manager is joining the planet’s biggest anti-pollution investor group. Larry Fink’s firm hasn’t always been a visible ESG champion – it even voted against the coalition’s proposals in the past. At least BlackRock is now hanging with the right crowd.
The electric-car maker is worth $89 bln after finally hitting one of CEO Elon Musk’s targets. Tesla’s future is rosier than a year ago. But the valuation means believing it’ll soon sell 3 mln vehicles a year, an eightfold increase, or be a robo-taxi giant. Neither is realistic.
Expect investors and banks to join the climate-change fight; pain in Russia and South Africa; heightened risk in Hong Kong; and U.S. elections testing Wall Street nerves. Opportunities will abound, too. All this and more awaits in a pivotal year for politics, profit and planet.