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Like many other industries, creating custom experiences has become the standard—and investing is no exception.

Direct indexing allows investors to create a personalized index that offers direct ownership of relevant investments. Given the diverse set of client needs, a direct index offers one avenue to meet each investor’s unique objectives. Reducing taxes and boosting ESG metrics in a portfolio are among just a few.

In this graphic from MSCI, we show how direct investing works, and the opportunities it offers.

Direct Indexing, Explained

To start, direct indexes are one way for investors to create a custom index in separately managed accounts. In that account, an investment firm will oversee a portfolio of assets.

Advisors can help clients decide the number of holdings, ESG screens, or sector inclusions that more closely align with their needs.

The benefit of using this approach is that investors have direct ownership of these holdings, which allows for certain tax advantages. This is in contrast to mutual funds, which are pools of assets owned by a number of investors. Through direct indexing, for instance, an investor could apply tax-loss harvesting by selling securities at a loss to reduce their capital gains tax.

At the same time, direct indexes can use analytics and risk modeling to identify the drivers of risk and return. In short, direct indexing gives investors access to tools that power portfolio construction and performance measurement.

How to Leverage Direct Indexing

Let’s say an investor wants to build an index with the following features:

  • Improved ESG score
  • Lowered risk
  • Increased global exposure
  • Reduced tax burden

Using direct indexing, they can choose which objectives align most closely to their needs. For example, they may choose from the following investment exposures:

ESG & Climate Regional Risk Thematic
Low Carbon
ESG Leaders
Climate Change
Women’s Leadership
Minimum Volatility
Genomic Innovation
Digital Economy

Consider the investor who’s specifically looking to reduce the carbon exposure of their portfolio by 30%.

Since the investor wants to improve their ESG score, they could consider a Low Carbon index which has a mandate that may align with these goals. Let’s say, they also wanted to invest in companies that have a greater focus on the ‘G’, or governance side of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. In this case, they may choose to blend their exposure with a Women’s Leadership index.

Suppose the investor is risk averse and wanted a portfolio with lower volatility. Through utilizing sophisticated risk models and analytics, the index could integrate a Minimum Volatility index to help manage their desired risk.

The Direct Indexing Toolkit

Direct indexing provides a set of tools for investors to use to their advantage. Primarily, these could consist of:

  • ESG metrics: Carbon Portfolio Analytics, measuring alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, insights on ESG risks and opportunities
  • Risk optimization: Efficient frontiers, mean-variance optimization, max Sharpe ratio or information ratio
  • Tax optimization: Tax aware portfolio construction, tax-loss harvesting, maximizing post-tax returns

Through an efficient frontier, an investor can identify investments that have the highest returns for an identified level of risk. Mean-variance optimization is another type of investment tool that helps investors achieve the optimal level of risk and return, by dispersing the risk across their portfolio.

With an expansive set of index products, 24-hour service, and dedicated research team, MSCI works hand-in-hand with investors to build their desired portfolios.

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Spoolable Pipe Market Size, Impacted by COVID-19, to Reach US$ 1.0 Billion in 2026, Says Stratview Research



RAIPUR, India, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Stratview Research announces the launch of a new research report on Spoolable Pipe Market by Reinforcement Type (Fiber-Reinforced Spoolable Pipes and Steel-Reinforced Spoolable Pipes), by Application Type (Onshore, Offshore, Downhole, Water, and Others), by Product Type (Spoolable Composite Pipe and Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe), by Diameter Type (Small Diameter and Large Diameter), by User Type (Operators, EPC Contractors, Drilling Contractors, and Others), by Sales Channel Type (Direct Sales and Distributors), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World), Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2021-2026.

This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s spoolable pipe market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as formulate growth strategies.

Spoolable Pipe Market: Highlights

Spoolable pipes are the ones that can be wound on a reel and provide ease in transportation and installation. Spoolable pipe maintains the structural integrity under extreme temperatures and other critical environmental impacts. The reinforcement (fiber and steel) allows the pipe to be chemically compatible with any type of fluid such as oils, water, or natural gas.

The spoolable pipe market is extremely volatile subjected to the overall performance of the oil & gas industry. The market for spoolable pipes marked a steep decline from 2014 to 2016 followed by healthy rebound till 2019. Further, the market witnessed a colossal plunge of -24.5% in the year 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, dragging the market back to its 2016-levels.

Expected recovery in the oil & gas production coupled with a rebound in well drilling, low installation & maintenance cost of spoolable pipes, huge ongoing & planned pipelines/high pipeline investments, excellent corrosion and erosion resistance of spoolable pipes, and aging pipeline infrastructure assist the market to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.4% to reach US$ 1.0 Billion in 2026.

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The spoolable pipe market is segmented based on the reinforcement type as fiber reinforcement and steel reinforcement. The fiber reinforcement segment is further divided into glass fiber reinforcement, carbon fiber reinforcement, and others, latter are mainly aramid and polyester reinforcements. Fiber-reinforced spoolable pipe is likely to gain more market traction in the coming years by replacing steel pipes in the high-pressure applications.

Based on the application type, the onshore segment is further bifurcated into production and gathering lines, injection lines, disposal lines, and others. Similarly, the offshore segment is further bifurcated into subsea flowlines, jumpers, and others. Onshore is expected to remain the growth engine of the spoolable pipe market during the forecast period. All the major onshore applications, such as production and gathering lines and injection lines, are likely to generate a healthy demand for spoolable pipes over the next five years.

Based on the diameter type, small-diameter pipe is projected to remain the preferred category during the forecast period. All the major players are primarily supplying small-diameter pipes targeting all the major applications. The large-diameter pipe is also likely to exhibit healthy growth during the same period.

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In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the growth engine of the spoolable pipes market during the forecast period. The region is also likely to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, driven by the recovery of wells or rigs count and increasing penetration of spoolable pipes. All the leading spoolable pipe makers, such as National Oilwell Varco Inc. (Fiberspar), Shawcor Limited (Flexpipe), and Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc., are based in North America.

The market for spoolable pipe is consolidating as major companies have performed mergers & acquisitions to gain the leading position and to tap growing opportunities in this vigorously expanding market. Airborne Oil and Gas and Marubeni Itochu Steel collaborated in order to supply thermoplastic composite pipes. Major companies are continuously investing in developing new products to expand their product portfolio.

The supply chain of this market comprises several nodes including raw material suppliers, spoolable pipe manufacturers, distributors, operator, EPC contractor, drilling contractors. Following are the key players in the spoolable pipe market:

  • Aerosun Corporation
  • Airborne Oil & Gas BV
  • Changchun Gao Xiang special pipe co., LTD.
  • Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc.
  • Hebei Heng An Tai Pipeline Co., Ltd.
  • Magma Global Ltd.
  • National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (Fiberspar)
  • Pipelife International (Soluforce)
  • Polyflow BHGE
  • Shawcor Limited (Flexpipe Systems Inc.)

Report Features

This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights on the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

  • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis.
  • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis.
  • Market trend and forecast analysis.
  • Market segment trend and forecast.
  • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
  • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities.
  • Emerging trends.
  • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players.
  • Key success factors.

This report studies the global spoolable pipe market and has segmented the market in seven ways, keeping in mind the interest of all the stakeholders across the value chain. Following are the seven ways in which the market is segmented:

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Reinforcement Type

  • Fiber-Reinforced Spoolable Pipe
    • Glass Fiber-Reinforced Spoolable Pipe
    • Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Spoolable Pipe
    • Other Fiber-Reinforced Spoolable Pipe
  • Steel-Reinforced Spoolable Pipe

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Application Type

  • Onshore
    • Production and Gathering Lines
    • Injection Lines
    • Disposal Lines
    • Others
  • Offshore
    • Flowlines
    • Jumpers
    • Others
  • Downhole
  • Water
  • Others

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Product Type

  • Spoolable Composite Pipe (SCP)
  • Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP)

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Diameter Type

  • Small Diameter
  • Large Diameter

Spoolable Pipe Market, by User Type

  • Operators
  • EPC Contractors
  • Drilling Contractors
  • Others

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Sales Channel Type

  • Direct Sales
  • Distributors

Spoolable Pipe Market, by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World 

Stratview Research has several high value market reports in the oil & gas and pipelines industry. Please refer to the following link to browse through our reports:  

About Stratview Research

Stratview Research is a global market intelligence firm providing wide range of services including syndicated market reports, custom research and sourcing intelligence across industries, such as Advanced Materials, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Mass Transportation, Consumer Goods, Construction & Equipment, Electronics and Semiconductors, Energy & Utility, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Oil & Gas.

We have a strong team of industry veterans and analysts with an extensive experience in executing custom research projects for mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies, in the areas of Market Assessment, Opportunity Screening, Competitive Intelligence, Due Diligence, Target Screening, Market Entry Strategy, Go to Market Strategy, and Voice of Customer studies.

Stratview Research is a trusted brand globally, providing high quality research and strategic insights that help companies worldwide in effective decision making. 

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Sandvik to acquire premium solid round tools company Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd



SANDVIKEN, Sweden, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire 67% of Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd, a China based premium solid round tools company, with a call option to buy the remaining part in three years’ time. Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd is mainly focused on global and local OEMs and connected suppliers operating in China. Its capabilities include the full solid round tools manufacturing value chain with an offer covering blanks, cutting tools, reconditioning and coating services. The company will be reported in Sandvik Coromant, a division within Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions.

“The acquisition of Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd is part of our strategy for our machining solutions business to increase our market share and take a leading position in solid round tools, and at the same time expand further in the Asian market. We are looking forward to welcoming Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd to the Sandvik Group”, says Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.

Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd will continue to operate under its own brand and focus on developing its offer and market share with the ambition to become a leading premium provider of solid round tools in China. The combined expertise and footprint of Sandvik Coromant and Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd will drive further geographical expansion in the region, particularly for cutting tools.

“We have long-term strategic commitment to strengthen and develop our business. China is a fast-growing market for solid round tools, and the acquisition of Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd will further strengthen our presence and enhance our offer to customers in this important region. With its premium position and strong customer focus, Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd is a great fit for Sandvik Machining Solutions”, says Nadine Crauwels, President of Sandvik Machining Solutions.

Chuzhou Yongpu Carbide Tools Co., Ltd is headquartered in Chuzhou, China, and has around 500 employees. It had revenues of approximately SEK 400 million for the twelve month period Q2 2020 to Q1 2021, an EBIT margin slightly dilutive to Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions. Impact on earnings per share will initially be neutral.

The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.

For further information, contact Louise Tjeder, VP Investor relations, phone: +46 (0) 70782 6374 or Johannes Hellström, Press and Media Relations Manager, phone: +46 (0) 70721 1008.

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Burgess-Norton Receives Third Perfect Quality Award from Nexteer Automotive



GENEVA, Ill., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Burgess-Norton, an Amsted Automotive company, earned the Nexteer Automotive 2020 Perfect Quality Award, which recognizes companies that achieve zero quality claims over all product groups. The Burgess-Norton Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, facility received the award for setting the standard of exceptional quality performance, with a perfect delivery rating and zero defects for the 2020 calendar year. This facility manufactures powder metal parts for light vehicle and light truck components.

“We’re grateful to be recognized for supporting Nexteer’s goals, and to do so with perfect execution,” said Jeremy Holt, President of Amsted Automotive Group. “Burgess-Norton has built its reputation on quality and value. It’s through the dedication and hard work of our entire team at Beaver Dam that we can produce more than one million units per year with award-winning results. For the past four fiscal years, we have had 100-percent on-time shipping and, on average, a 97-percent rating on our quality scorecard.”

Nexteer Automotive is a global leader in advanced steering and driveline systems. Winners of its annual Perfect Quality Award are chosen from within its community of suppliers. This is the third time that Burgess-Norton has earned this award.

About Burgess-Norton
Founded in Geneva, Illinois, in 1903, Burgess-Norton built the core of its business on piston pins. It has produced millions of units for all types of internal combustion engines as well as many leading international customers throughout the automotive and truck markets.

In 1954, Burgess-Norton introduced powder metal technology. Over the years, it has established a global reputation for quality and value — a direct result of its commitment to develop innovative solutions for its customers in targeted markets including drivetrain and transmission. Company headquarters are in Geneva, Illinois.

About Amsted Automotive
Amsted Automotive was formed in 2021, bringing together Means Industries and Burgess Norton, to form a new and innovative technology team. The integration provides an expanded global presence with 16 facilities in North America, Asia and Europe to serve the global automotive customer base with a robust manufacturing footprint producing over 100 million components and assemblies annually. This group combines design and engineering expertise, strategically aligned to be a nimble leader in advanced metal-forming and powder metal manufacturing with electro-mechanical clutch design capabilities for electrified propulsion solutions – building on our integral role in global advanced automatic transmissions designed in North America, Europe, and Asia. 

Contact: Cole Quinnell
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HNRC Continues Aggressive Growth



HOUSTON, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Houston Natural Resources Corp. (OTC: HNRC) (“HNR or the Company”) continues its aggressive growth in 2021 with projections to substantially increase revenues and earnings over the next three years.

The company’s revenues have increased by more than 200% to $9,523,634 over the last three years with net income increasing by more than 300% to $2,973,320. The company’s portfolio companies have generated more than $30 million in revenue since 2016.

The company projects total combined revenues of $23 million and $12 million in earnings. The forward earnings per share are projected to be $0.77c per share compared to $0.19c per share for 2020. The company expects second quarter earnings to be in line with the projections. The company expects the strong revenues to come from new equipment that comes online in the third quarter, internal growth and acquisitions.

According to industry research, the S&P 500 Integrated Oil & Gas Index, forward earnings, & valuation, as of July 26,2021, is between 8x and 14x forward earnings. This would imply a target value for HNRC of $6.16 per share and $10.78 per share.

The Street Now has initiated coverage of the company with a strong buy recommendation.

The Company expects to complete a transaction in the third or fourth quarter of 2021 and anticipates the acquisition to be at least $100 million in revenue.

The Company’s management team is well positioned to identify attractive risk-adjusted returns in the marketplace through their contacts and transaction sources, ranging from industry executives, private owners, private equity funds, and investment bankers. Our management believes that its ability to identify and implement value creation initiatives will remain central to its differentiated acquisition strategy.

The Company intends to focus on realizing the value on the total of $9.67 per share in assets held by its subsidiaries for the benefit of the shareholders. The strategy may include asset sales, a spin-off of one or more of its subsidiaries and dividends to shareholders.

HNRC is a diversified holding company that has two subsidiaries, Houston Natural Resources, Inc (“HNRI”) and Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc (“WDHI”). HNRI owns oil and gas properties and a waste-water treatment plant. WDHI has business operations that provide products & services in the Information Technology & Healthcare markets. HNRC anticipates up listing onto OTCQX or major exchange. The company is preparing an SEC filing to become an SEC reporting company.

About Houston Natural Resources Corp

Houston Natural Resources Corp ( (OTC:HNRC). The Company is dedicated to increasing shareholder value through developing natural resources with state-of-the-art innovative technologies in tandem with sustainable environmental services of toxic oil field waste disposal and recycling that are environmentally safe and socially responsible. 

About Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc.

Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc.( The company is a diversified holding company with business operations and investments. The portfolio companies include investments in information technology and healthcare.


This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

Houston Natural Resources Corp.
E-mail: [email protected]  
Houston Texas USA

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