Markets await a ‘reversion to mediocrity’

It’s hard to think about tomorrow when you’re having a good time today, and a decade of ripping equity market returns has investors convinced that the party can go on. While equity markets have outpaced “even the most optimistic forecasts”

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Instos chase decarbonisation as climate threat looms

The advent of Your Future Your Super (YFYS) and a new wave of climate regulation means institutional investors are increasingly turning their gaze towards decarbonisation, according to Northern Trust Asset Management. Scott Bennett, Northern Trust Asset Management head of quantitative

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How impact bonds spice up fixed income portfolios

As investors have looked to put more sizzle into their fixed interest portfolios for extra yield, a sector within the ESG universe has been, increasingly, providing just that – impact bonds. For big super funds the main game has been

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Small caps stay agile amidst China crackdown

As a far-reaching regulatory crackdown rolls through Asian markets, Elizabeth Soon, portfolio manager for PineBridge, leans on one key lesson from her thirty years in equity markets: volatility brings opportunity. “People become fearful when markets fall and they sell, but

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Insurance Asset Management: Q1 2021 Update

Current Issues within Insurance Asset Management It has been several months since our last update on current issues within the insurance asset management industry. The following papers draw upon some of the broad themes affecting the industry at large, while

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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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