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Private Markets Update: October 2021

Top Recent Content on Private Equity, Private Debt, and Venture Capital How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted the way that private equity firms operate or the way that portfolio companies are managed? How much dry powder presently exists? Is the IPO market heating up?  From comparisons of U.S. and European private credit to insight into…

Staff Writer | 19th Oct 2021 | More
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” in recent years, Northern Trust Asset Management (NT) believes that those red hot returns could…

Staff Writer | 17th Sep 2021 | More
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 research and client solutions for Australia and New Zealand, believes YFYS and other regulations have…

Staff Writer | 10th Sep 2021 | More
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 integration of ESG principles throughout portfolios, including fixed income, and whatever allocation they may have…

Staff Writer | 3rd Sep 2021 | More
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 they become fearless during a bull market even when valuations don’t justify it,” Soon says….

Staff Writer | 3rd Sep 2021 | More
  • 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, many governments and corporate entities have already begun to develop decarbonization strategies in an effort…

    Staff Writer | 13th Nov 2020 | More
    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 1). As announced last week, Citi and HSBC both went live with cross-border lending clients…

    Staff Writer | 8th Nov 2020 | More
    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 decisions about responses to the impact of climate change. Vitali Kalesnik, partner and European director…

    Staff Writer | 8th Nov 2020 | More
    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 been at BMO Global Asset Management for six years, to focus more attention on the…

    Staff Writer | 8th Nov 2020 | More
    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 the evocative view of Baillie Gifford and its emerging markets specialists. Sutcliffe, the head of…

    Staff Writer | 8th Nov 2020 | More
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