Newton Investment Management’s Rob Stewart considers how DC schemes can respond to new rules on disclosing ESG policies
With master trusts coming of age in 2019, Newton Investment Management’s Julian Lyne looks at what 2020 has in store for DC schemes
QMA’s Global Multi-Asset Solutions Group shares their global economic and investment outlook for the fourth quarter of 2019.
The global sovereign debt market is one of the largest asset classes in the world, and yet it has typically lagged other asset classes when it comes to integrating climate change considerations. The reality is, sovereign debt investors are exposed to...
QMA’s Global Multi-Asset Solutions Group shares their ten-year capital market assumptions for the fourth quarter of 2019.
Over the last two years, we have been engaging with companies about the presence of child labour in the cobalt supply chain.
In our 2019 Real Asset Study, we spoke to 500 investment decision-makers across Europe, representing over €600 billion in assets under management. One undeniable trend highlighted in the study is the growing influence of environmental, social and governance...
We have known for a long time that pension funds place a large domestic weight on their equity allocations, relative to what Modern Portfolio Theory—which encourages diversification of assets to lower investment risks—might suggest. But when we measured...
In 2018 we wrote a letter, supported by 60 asset managers and owners, urging the oil industry to take more action on climate change. What was the outcome?
Henry Odogwu, Head of the asset owner group Europe at FTSE Russell discusses
Why we believe that actively engaging with companies can lead to better investment outcomes.
ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing has evolved considerably over the last two decades, from simple stock-exclusion strategies to more specialized thematic, engagement and impact-oriented solutions. Despite this strategic evolution, we believe...
The last 18 months have been an historical period of value factor underperformance. Risk-averse investors have turned stock prices upside down. Cheap stocks have been underperforming for the last 18 months, while expensive stocks are overperforming. The...
The UK pensions landscape has changed; we’re now seeing greater contributions into DC schemes than DB for the first time, prompting a shift from schemes to look beyond traditional asset classes to deliver best outcomes for members.
In an increasingly protectionist world, plagued by escalating trade tensions, the export-focused German economy is clearly suffering. We look ahead and explore the investment implications of a weaker German economy.
Newton Investment Management’s Mark Hammond considers the case for including absolute-return bond strategies in DC default strategies
In this Q&A, Mike O’Brien, Director of Global Trading, offers his insights into how the trading desk seeks to add alpha to the investment process.
As DB pension schemes de-risk, longevity risk becomes more and more important says Howard Kearns, Longevity Pricing Director at Insight Investment
The first generation of ESG strategies excluded whole sectors from investors’ portfolios. Such approaches are still widely used, but investors may be underestimating their impact on portfolio diversification.