Nick Evans writes that a new paper by the Independent Investment Management Initiative (IIMI), a boutique asset management think tank comprised of over 40 leading independent firms in the UK and continental Europe, has called for regulatory action and reform in several key areas where IIMI members believe the UK authorities could do more to stimulate growth in the asset management industry.
Surveys & research
The majority of pension funds have either embedded or are in the process of embedding climate change goals into their investment portfolios, according to the latest DWS-sponsored survey of global pension funds from CREATE-Research.
New research from Downing LLP identifies liquidity constraints and insufficient regulation as the key barriers to investment in renewable energy for UK pension funds, other institutional investors and wealth managers.
A new snap poll from independent investment consultancy, bfinance, on institutional investors’ responses to pressing macroeconomic and geopolitical developments has revealed widespread re-evaluation of ESG strategies and asset class exposures.
New analysis from Alpha Real Capital (Alpha), a specialist manager of secure income real assets, suggests that GBP450 billion of inflation‐linked liabilities belonging to UK defined benefit pension schemes remain unmatched.
Boardrooms, senior executives and business leaders are increasingly confident in addressing challenges presented by climate risk, but a failure to consider the 'People Factor' in any boardroom decarbonisation strategy could undermine climate change mitigation efforts, according to a new report from Eversheds Sutherland and KPMG.
Asset managers prioritise underlying investments, while asset owners identify climate change as their top ESG concern
Asset managers are placing greater emphasis on active ownership of their investments and increasingly engaging on ESG issues with the underlying companies in their portfolios, according to a newly released survey conducted by Russell Investments.
Nearly one in three (30 per cent) pension funds and institutional investors say their use of ESG rating agencies will increase dramatically over the next three years, and a further 38 per cent believe it will increase slightly.
A survey conducted by Scientific Beta to collect market participants' views on its recent white paper '"Honey, I Shrunk the ESG Alpha": Risk-Adjusting ESG Portfolio Returns' received responses from investment professionals with roles such as portfolio manager, chief investment officer, director of investment strategy research, head of asset allocation, head of ESG research, ESG analyst and research analyst.
Linedata’s Tenth Global Asset Management Survey highlights operational resilience and lasting value in an uncertain world
Linedata, a global provider of asset management and credit technology data and services, has unveiled its tenth Global Asset Management Survey Report in partnership with financial services insights and advisory firm, Aite Novarica.