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ESG in fixed income – do bond managers walk the walk?

I’ve just completed our second annual survey of fixed income managers’ attitudes to Responsible Investment and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. Our new 2016 survey highlighted an increasing level of ESG awareness and a widespread willingness to incorporate ESG factors into fixed income managers’ investment processes. ESG is becoming increasingly important for many investors,

Proxy voting and the effective functioning of markets

While the world’s attention is focused on the US Presidential elections this week, this post addresses a different kind of voting: shareholder voting. Proxy voting In Developed equity markets, we have seen a progressive fall in individual share ownership. For instance, in the UK, the Office for National Statistics now estimates that UK individuals own

Nov 7, 2016 Categories: Governance & Regulation

How Good Governance makes you an investment guru

This is a blog by a guest author which was first published on Mallowstreet, a specialist site for pension professionals, on 7th October 2015 following the Russell Mallowstreet University dinner on Governance. “How Good Governance makes you an investment guru….. or how bad Governance will only ever let you get it right by sheer fluke.

Oct 30, 2015 Categories: Governance & Regulation

Taking carbon risk seriously in a portfolio – it’s the implementation that matters

Last month, the global campaign to divest from companies that profit from the dirtiest of our fossil fuels reached a potential tipping point. Norway announced that its giant sovereign fund would divest from companies whose business relies more than 30% on coal. It joined an increasing roster of prestigious investors, including the insurer Axa, the

Jun 25, 2015 Categories: Investment

De-risking – sometimes it’s good to just let go…

A welcome trend in pension funds is a steady increase in resourcing. One place where you can see it is in Russell’s recent governance survey from which the table below is taken. But while trustees may have put in place a range of resources, the same survey shows that they have not empowered those resources

Oct 23, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy
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Allowing your fund to be anything but plain vanilla

New ice cream shops are popping up all over London at the moment. And judging by the queue at our local “gelato” the other day, buying an ice cream is no longer the preserve of the height of summer. This isn’t surprising given the range of flavours on offer. No longer do we have to

Mar 18, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy

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