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Russian divestment: Too late to exit positions?

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 01: Protestors gather outside the Russian-owned international investment bank to demonstrate against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian-owned bank on March 1, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. On February 24, 2022 Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with explosions reported in multiple cities and far outside the restive eastern regions held by Russian-backed rebels. (Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images)

As more asset owners decide to cleanse their portfolios of Russian assets, international sanctions and Moscow’s retaliations are frustrating attempts to divest.

The trickle of asset owners setting divestment policies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become a flood, with prominent investors around the world dialling ...

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