In brief

  • August, 2021

    There’s a place for local investment says new report

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    A new white paper calls on institutional investors to take a more place-based approach to their asset allocation. The paper, published by the Place Based Investing Project (PBII), which is backed by The Good Economy, the Impact Investing Institute and Pensions for Purpose, shows that opportunities exist for investors to secure financial returns while ...

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  • August, 2021

    Impact investing came of age amid the global pandemic

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    Impact investing came of age in 2020, proving itself both resilient and the potential answer to the social inequality and biodiversity crises highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, reports UBP in its latest impact report. Investors did not recoil from sustainable investing during the economic uncertainty and volatile markets, but redoubled their efforts ...

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  • June, 2021

    Dividend boost forecast for 2021 as Q1 decline eases

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    UK dividends fell at their slowest rate since the pandemic began during the first quarter, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Group, with underlying payments falling by just over a quarter to £12.7 billion. Around half of UK companies either increased, restarted or held their dividends steady during the first three months of the year, ...

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  • June, 2021

    Regulator clarifies climate disclosure rules

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    The Pensions Regulator has set out new guidelines clarifying its expectations for schemes in disclosing climate change information, to comply with rules under the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Trustees will be required to publish their statement of investment principles, including their policies on stewardship and financially material environmental ...

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  • June, 2021

    Impact investment network reached $1.3 billion deals

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    A digital platform that encourages financial firms to share impact investment opportunities with one another has hit US$1.3 billion of private markets deals within less than a year of its launch. The Impact Agora platform, which is powered by private markets fintech specialists Delio, launched last April and helps connect the impact community while global ...

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  • June, 2021

    Brunel saves £34 million for member funds

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has revealed that it has saved £34 million for partner funds last year as it highlighted the increased opportunities for stewardship, diversification and climate analysis. By reducing investment costs, including using its greater scale to negotiate better fees from fund managers, considerable tax and other savings were made ...

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