In brief

  • June, 2018

    Brunel appoints FundRock ACS operator

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    Brunel Pension Partnership, the £30 billion asset pool for 10 LGPS funds mainly in the South West, has appointed FundRock Management Company at its Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) operator. Brunel PP’s chief operating officer, Joe Webster, commented: “We felt that FundRock really understand our business and will excel at meeting our requirements. ...

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  • June, 2018

    US trade tariffs not expected to stop emerging market growth

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    President Trump’s imposition of trade tariffs on China’s exports are a worry but not a game changer, according to NN Investment Partners (NN IP). The fund manager said that the new US tariffs will only affect around 2% of China’s total exports and will have little impact on emerging market growth in coming years. NN IP senior emerging markets ...

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  • June, 2018

    Border to Coast selects Robeco for voting and engagement services

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    The £36 billion Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of the eight LGPS asset pools, has selected fund manager Robeco for its voting and engagement services. Border to Coast will use Robeco’s Active Ownership service to fulfil its responsibilities as active owners of listed companies. Robeco votes at shareholder meetings and engages with senior ...

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  • June, 2018

    Fund manager sees “no deal” Brexit risks as a hypothetical issue

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    The CIO of asset manager DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management) has dismissed the risks of a “no deal” Brexit as a hypothetical question. Speaking at a press briefing, Stefan Kreuzkamp said he believed that there will be a deal between the UK and the European Union over the UK’s exit terms next March, and added that he could not answer a ...

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  • June, 2018

    Almost 90% of institutional investors concerned about inflation

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    A large majority of institutional investors globally – 88% – have concerns that inflation will erode the real value of bond yields over the next one to two years, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG). MPG found that half of investors said they would increase their exposure to higher-yielding assets, such as fixed income asset-backed securities ...

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  • June, 2018

    Mayor of London’s new £500 million fund to help with energy efficiency

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    A new £500 million fund has been set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities become more energy efficient. The fund comes after a report from the Green Finance Taskforce found that many public sector organisations and small businesses want to install energy efficiency measures ...

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