In brief

  • February, 2019

    Bond market now expects to see the Fed cut rates

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    The bond market now believes that the US Federal Reserve has stopped raising fixed income rates and will cut rates next, according to AXA Investment Managers’ CIO fixed income, Chris Iggo. Looking at recent statements from the Fed, Iggo said that its latest statements have confirmed that the chances of interest rates going up again in the United States ...

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  • February, 2019

    New partnership to study impact of ESG factors on portfolios

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    Fund manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF) have formed a partnership to study how the integration of ESG factors in the investment process may improve the risk-return profile of a portfolio. The results of the research are expected to support NN IP and others in the investment community to develop ...

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  • February, 2019

    New thematic investment firm offers focus on ESG

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    One of the world’s largest fund managers, Natixis Investment Managers, has created a new boutique manager for thematic investing, based on high conviction and active management of global equities. The new firm, Thematics Asset Management, will offer global thematic strategies such as safety, water, artificial intelligence and robotics, from the second ...

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  • February, 2019

    Brunel hires two managers for low vol global equities

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    Brunel Pension Partnership has appointed two asset managers, Robeco and Quoniam, for a low volatility global equities portfolio with an initial value of £400 million. Brunel CIO, Mark Mansley, said that the asset pool set up low volatility global equity as its second sub-fund within its authorised contractual scheme (ACS), operated by FundRock, and it ...

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  • February, 2019

    New guide aims to help increase administration efficiency at LGPS funds

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    The Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA) and consulting firm Aon have produced a new guide for local authority pension funds on administration in the LGPS. The guide is aimed at administering authorities in the UK responsible for managing LGPS funds and it highlights the importance of effective management and monitoring of administration issues. ...

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  • February, 2019

    Despite Brexit, UK still popular with infrastructure investors

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    The United Kingdom has ranked third after the USA and Australia as the market with the most potential for private infrastructure investment, in a poll of global infrastructure investors. The EDHEC Infrastructure Institute said that the result shows that the UK’s departure from the European Union will not affect the attractiveness of the UK for ...

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