I’m looking at these investment themes to build wealth in 2021

first_imgI’m looking at these investment themes to build wealth in 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Recently, I wrote about three big investment themes that I am looking to invest in for 2021. In this article, I’ll talk about another two that I am looking at for the coming year and beyond. Environmental, social, and corporate governance2020 was a big year for the ESG or sustainable investing theme. Huge amounts of money flowed into stocks and funds that scored well across the three central factors for measuring the sustainability and societal impact of investing. The pandemic’s imminent threat seems to have sharpened focus on longer-term issues like climate change. Questions surrounding the fair treatment of workers, both before and after hiring are growing louder.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…There are now requirements for fund managers to disclose how they incorporate ESG factors into their investment decisions. Also, individual companies are starting to report more on how they perform across the environmental, social, and corporate governance axis. ESG investing does appear to be coming of age.One way to play the ESG trend might be to exclude companies that don’t score well. As examples, think of oil & gas companies that are not transitioning to a renewable future, or perhaps fast fashion companies that score poorly for sustainability. Trying to buy companies that do well on ESG measures is the more obvious path. However, defining what falls under the umbrella of ESG and how to score companies is tricky. Instead, I prefer to buy sustainable funds, that have the resources and expertise to develop a robust framework for selecting ethical investments, to play this trend. As examples, Royal London Sustainable leaders and Liontrust Sustainable Future Growth are two funds that have performed strongly over the last 10 years.5G investment themeThe fifth-generation (5G) technology standard for broadband cellular networks means faster mobile (wireless) data speeds and greater capacity. Buying into telecommunications stocks might seem like the natural way to play the 5G investment theme. I am not so sure.The most bandwidth-taxing activities of your average mobile network Internet connection user are streaming music and video. 4G is enough for the average user for now. The average user will likely transition to 5G-capable devices when they need to upgrade their mobile phone, rather than because they want a 5G device. Yet Telecoms companies have, and will continue to bid for 5G bandwidth in auctions. They have to do this to stay with the rest of the pack.But, for some users now and an increasing number in the future, 5G does enable mobile online gaming, connected devices, crystal clear video conferencing from anywhere and augmented reality. I prefer to play the 5G trend by focusing on companies serving customers who want 5G right now.IQE makes compound semiconductor wafers that end up in integrated circuits. It sees market growth opportunities in 5G handset applications and 5G infrastructure. Concurrent Technologies makes embedded computer products for use in many applications. Communications with and between embedded devices is something that 5G is beneficial for. Smart cities and homes, or the Internet of Things will rely on embedded devices and speedy communication between them. Spirent Communications helps businesses develop and test their 5G networks and 5G capable devices, among other things. This is how I would look to play the 5G investment trend: looking for companies that benefit from incremental adoption of 5G technologies. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Connells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reports

first_imgHome » News » Connells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reports previous nextProptechConnells signs up to Etech to provide home valuation reportsNational estate agency is to use latest software to value homes within its survey business.The Negotiator16th April 20190845 Views Connells Survey & Valuation has confirmed its partnership with eTech Solutions, which provides mobile surveying and workflow management software.The estate agency is adopting eTech’s Mortgage Valuation mobile application for the completion of Mortgage Valuation Reports across the business. The move to eTech brings further efficiencies to the surveying team, with a platform to deliver further planned enhancements to their customer service.Operating on an Apple iPad, the software interface is easy to use with electronic data capture all in one place.Home valuationsIntelligently mapped lender forms and pre-determined question sets with inbuilt validation, will eradicate omissions and errors, reducing Post Valuation Queries. Users can also create floorplans on-site and the integration with OS Master Maps saves time on each valuation.Ross Bowen, Managing Director of Connells Survey & Valuation, says: “The appointment of eTech to support our surveying activities dovetails with our improvement plans. This technology, combined with our mutual focus on providing outstanding customer outcomes delivers a compelling proposition to all our customers.”Mark Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer at eTech added, “We hope this is just the start of the journey with Connells Survey & Valuation and are excited about what’s ahead, with our roadmap for future development and the integration of more technological enhancements and solutions for the sector.”mobile surveying and workflow management software Connelle Survey & Valuation eTech Solutions April 16, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Bumbaca: My way-too-long thank you to the place that has given me everything

first_imgThe one aspect of farewell columns I can’t stand is that people always complain about how to start them.Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to it.You know those moments where you kind of do a slow 360 and soak it all in — the people, the moment, the everything — and just say “wow”? I’ve done that a lot since September 2013, and none of those instances that occurred throughout the past four years are possible without The Badger Herald.I’m 22 years old (yikes), but I feel like I’ve lived a lifetime because of the Herald. My first story — of 320, according to WordPress — was a short write up from Gary Andersen’s (remember him?) news conference the Monday after the University of Wisconsin lost to Arizona State in 2013 on some shoddy end-of-game management. About 15 months later, I sprinted from College Library to the bowels of Camp Randall Stadium to cover the fallout from his resignation. My name appeared on the front page for the first time the next morning.It’s been four years, and I don’t regret a damn thing. I was thrown into the fire from literally day one and never stepped out. Who would want to?But I guess I have to now. And it really sucks. It sucks so bad.I loved every minute of this job, whether I was pulling my hair out while editing grammatical mistakes or staying sober at a tailgate because I had a game to cover. (Let’s be honest, I probably failed at that a time or two.) I covered two horrendous seasons of women’s basketball and watched the volleyball team win 22 straight sets. I became a College GameDay sign and road-tripped across the Midwest to report on the Badgers. I flew to Los Angeles on company dime to watch UW clinch its second consecutive Final Four berth. Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn walked right by me while the Badgers cut the nets on the floor of the Staples Center. I was 19.How did I deserve this?To be honest, I never felt like I earned it. I’m not complaining, though. I’m young and dumb, but I’ve already figured out that half the battle is being in the right place at the right time.Believe me, I messed up along the way. Bo Ryan’s surprise press conference to announce his retirement? I left before it started because I wasn’t feeling well! The mistakes hardened me, drove me to be better, work more diligently and dig deeper. It’s with that passion I hope I attack the rest of my career.I reflect on the amazing opportunities my time at the Herald has given me. I’m talking about the experiences, including three too many return trips from Indianapolis feeling dejected. I interviewed future NBA and NFL stars. I stood next to Paul Bunyan’s Axe. I covered top-10 teams. I formed relationships with coaches and developed admiration for outstanding student-athletes I had the privilege of covering.Most of all, that’s what my tenure here boils down to: people. The Badger Herald has introduced me to an innumerable amount of spectacular human beings, and now it’s time to thank them.Nick Daniels and Caroline Sage gave me my first shot at this gig, and I’ll always be grateful for that. Eric Kohlbeck became the big brother I never had. Dan Corcoran and I watched Randy Orton RKO videos until we cried of laughter, yet he still, against all odds, evolved into a valued mentor and friend. Nick Brazzoni was the best right-hand man I could ask for, is an even better friend and took the sports section to greater heights.The Madison media is a close-knit group and getting to know everyone has been a true pleasure. Guys like Dennis Punzel, Jason Galloway, Jesse Temple, Tom Oates, Jim Polzin, Ben Worgull, Ryan Wing and Jake Kocorowski made covering Wisconsin sports a lot of fun. They were always kind to me. They didn’t have to do that, but I appreciate it tremendously.I want to also thank the UW Athletic Communications Department for treating the Herald with respect. I’ve never covered another college sports program, but I have a feeling I’ve been spoiled. You made my job easy and I hope their relationship with student journalists continues. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the camaraderie among fellow student reporters Matt Foster, Nick Osen and Curt Hogg.Mom and Dad, thanks for encouraging and supporting me on this journey. I love you.Finally, to you, the reader. You may read only because I wrote it and want to be a good roommate/friend/family member, or you may actually be interested in what I was writing.  Regardless, you are the reason why I do this. Your feedback, criticism and kind words have fueled me for four years and I cannot adequately express my gratitude toward everyone. Know that I cherish you all.Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some dramatic, slow-mo, 360-degree spins to get to.last_img read more