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Sarita Gosrani, bfinance

Sustainable infrastructure tops popularity stakes

Sustainable infrastructure is proving an attractive asset class for long-term investors with an eye on the green transition. According to figures from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Renewable Energy Investment Tracker, in the first six months of 2023, investors channelled USD358 billion of new capital to renewable energy projects. 

Leanne Clements, The People's Partnership

Asset managers under fire over stewardship

The short-term interests of asset managers may be trumping the long-term interests of their institutional investor clients when it comes to stewardship, which has lead UK pension funds to call for urgent action.

Venture capitalists face all the challenges

It is tough out there for venture capitalists as persistently high interest rates dog a sector reliant on long-term leverage, and this difficult environment looks set to last.

Margaret Franklin, CFA Institute

Mercer CFA Institute publishes Global Pension Index 2023 

Mercer and CFA Institute have released the 15th annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI), which finds that The Netherlands’ retirement income system has regained the top spot on the list, with Iceland and Denmark taking second and third places respectively.

Extreme weather poses significant portfolio risks

Climate change could wipe out the value of 50 per cent of the value of some institutional investors’ infrastructure portfolios before 2050, yet these risks are neither fully understood nor properly priced in, according to the EDHEC Infrastructure and Private Assets Institute.

Outsourcing CIO model set to grow

British Airways, BAE Systems, Royal Mail, Centrica, National Grid and Kier are among the big-name UK organisations that have opted for the outsourced CIO model to oversee their multi-billion-pound pension arrangements, and with the market expected to grow to USD3 trillion by end of 2026, we can expect many more asset owners to follow suit.

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