Equities

“Anyone but Suga is good news”: T Rowe Price eyes further gains for Japanese equities as election approaches

“Anyone but Suga is good news”: T Rowe Price eyes further gains for Japanese equities as election approaches

Appetite for Japanese equities appears to be turning a corner after years of investors underweighting the region, with the country’s rapid roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations and hopes over its upcoming election driving share prices higher in September.

ESG & responsible investing

Largest asset managers' support for shareholder votes on climate and diversity rises sharply 

Largest asset managers' support for shareholder votes on climate and diversity rises sharply 

Five of the world’s largest asset managers – BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and JPMorgan – have dramatically increased their support for shareholder proposals on topics relating to the environment and diversity during this year’s proxy season, according to new data from analytics provider Insightia.

Pensions

Investment management costs soar as UK pension funds opt for higher allocations to private markets

Investment management costs soar as UK pension funds opt for higher allocations to private markets

Local government pension schemes are increasingly choosing more expensive alternative investments, including private equity and infrastructure, which is raising the overall fees they pay to asset managers as pension funds seek out higher returns, diversification benefits, and lower investment risk.

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