20 Top Papers from February 2021

Fiscal Stimulus, The Fed, and Inflation As negotiations begin in earnest about the size of the U.S. fiscal stimulus bill, some commentators envisage increasing market volatility should the U.S. Fed appear more hawkish on recovery prospects. Our February selection of

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Real Assets Update: Feb 2021

The Impact of Technology and Tokenisation One year after the onset of the global pandemic, leading real asset managers discuss the implications for the commercial real estate and infrastructure markets. Given the extent of post-Covid-19 lifestyle changes for the working

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Targeting Sustainability via Decarbonization

Carbon Emissions and Carbon Credits Even though 2050 is a long way off, action must be taken now in order to achieve some of the Paris Agreement goals. Reducing carbon emissions is a critical aspect of this process. In response,

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Citi first global bank with China custody licence

Citibank China Co will become the first global bank with a full-service custody operation in China from the new year. This follows its debut as one of only two to go live with securities lending contracts early this month (November

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Research Affiliates backs new emissions reporting plan

Research Affiliates, US-based global quant manager which has established offices in Sydney and Melbourne in the past couple of years, has called for compulsory changes in the way companies report carbon emissions to assist the investment world make more informed

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BMO builds out Australian presence

BMO Global Asset Management has recruited Harry Page from Rainmaker Information as the Sydney-based assistant v.p. for intermediary sales, primarily focused on two of the firm’s subsidiaries, Pyrford International and LGM Investments. This will allow director Michael Angwin, who has

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A stirring call to invest in emerging markets

It’s time to adopt a different view of emerging markets, according to Will Sutcliffe. Time to shake off the connotations of a third-world marketplace and recognise that the major emerging markets are the lands of giants, not demons. Such is

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What a Biden presidency means: Capital’s Thawley

Capital Group has a handy person to call on when it comes to looking at US politics from an Australian perspective – a former Australian ambassador to the US and Capital’s vice chairman, Michael Thawley. He thinks investors shouldn’t be

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Big pension funds under-report costs – study

About half of institutional asset owner costs get lost in the wash, according to a new study by CEM Benchmarking. An analysis of 24 large global asset owners representing over US$4.4 trillion found 49 per cent of investment costs were

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