The UK’s largest asset manager, Legal & General Investment Management, is set to divest from four companies over insufficient action on climate risk.
A group of asset managers are calling on companies with business links to Myanmar to take action against ongoing human rights violations in the country.
Uncorrelated returns with the potential for disruption and decentralisation: How crypto assets are changing the considerations for alternative investments
“As an investment case, bitcoin is very early stage and offers big potential, as its long-term correlation is low compared to traditional asset classes.” In the following article Michael Zbinden, CIO, and Dr Hartmut Neff (pictured, above left with Zbinden), Portfolio Manager, with the Crypto Finance Group, offer an introduction to the considerations around investing in crypto assets.
Industry bodies are calling on regulators to curb ongoing rises in fees charged by providers of financial benchmarks, which are driving up asset managers’ costs.
Investors in high-yield bonds may be more exposed to the risk of a climate transition than those in other debt and equity assets, according to new research from MSCI.
Dutch asset manager Robeco has raised its concerns that genuine impact investing is being undermined by “those who claim to be participating in it for their own public relations purposes”.
The team at Institutional Asset Manager is very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Institutional Asset Manager Awards, judged by their industry peers.
Markets are paying less attention to geopolitical risks as focus has shifted to inflation prospects and economic restarts, according to BlackRock Investment Institute.
French asset manager BNP Paribas Asset Management is sharpening its focus on biodiversity, aiming to develop a framework for companies to report their impact on nature in partnership with non-profit organisation CDP.
Liquidity conditions in the corporate bond market are expected to improve as electronic platforms gradually replace traditional over-the-phone trading, with new artificial intelligence tools helping to match dealers with buyers.
Asset management firms have been accused of overlooking the wellbeing of their employees as a recent survey from Howden reveals that most firms have no strategy in place for addressing issues including mental health and work/life balance.
Markets are “still underestimating” the potential for above-target inflation, according to a recent note from BlackRock Investment Institute.
As Joe Biden’s presidency passes the 100-day mark, fund managers are considering what impact his inaugural period in office will have on financial markets.
By Jacolene Otto, Maitland’s head of Private Equity & Real Estate, based in Luxembourg.
By Vic Leverett, head of Alternative Investments at Russell Investments – Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), private debt has received increased attention and growth for a variety of reasons. These have included the ongoing low interest rate environment, elevated equity valuations, the diversification benefits and higher yield potential offered by private debt. The case for private debt appears to be a strong for investors with long-term investment horizons and higher risk tolerances.
Investors have criticised the UK Budget for missing opportunities to prioritise the green economic transition, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the government’s spending plans for the year ahead.
By Shuen Chan, head of ESG at Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets.
This report reveals the drivers behind the increasing acceptance by institutional investors of digital assets as a 'real' asset class and what players in the industry are doing to support investor appetite and grow the market sustainably.
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Institutional investors in the US are increasingly planning to adopt ESG in their portfolios, swayed by recent evidence of sustainable investments’ outperformance.
Financial services firms have planned to move an estimated GBP1.3 trillion in assets from the UK into the EU since the Brexit referendum, according to the latest estimates from EY’s Financial Services Brexit Tracker.