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Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018



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Clean energy investment needs policy clarity on carbon price, say MPs

Wed, 16 May 2018By

Committee says UK government must ‘urgently plug policy gap’ on pricing of carbon emissions

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Private equity investment, fundraising in Europe hit record highs

Thu, 3 May 2018By

Investment reached a decade high in 2017, while fundraising is at its highest since 2008 

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Public pension fund adopts equity protection for £1.2bn portfolio

Thu, 3 May 2018By

Solution was deemed better way to derisk than moving away from equities

aviva investors top trades for 2017

Aviva to compensate preference share investors with £14m payment

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

FTSE 100-listed insurer said it wanted to “do the right thing”

Yngve Slyngstad, CEO, NBIM

Norway’s SWF lost almost €18bn in Q1 – but still beat its benchmark

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Strategic 70% equities allocation means fluctuations mainly determined by global stock markets, says CEO

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Varma warns of trade war tensions; Ilmarinen hails merger success

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Finland’s top pension insurers both posted losses in Q1 but alternative investments dampened effect of weak equities

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Brexit: Regulators urge co-operation to avoid ‘cliff edge’

Wed, 25 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

The European Commission and the UK regulator have called for greater co-operation between the UK and the EU to prevent a possible “cliff edge” that could jeopardise the financial services sector across Europe.

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Swiss investors diversify insurance-linked portfolios after difficult 2017

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By

Significant losses experienced in 2017 from concentrated hurricane risk

The European Commission

EU programme targets €2.1bn boost for venture capital

Tue, 10 Apr 2018By

EU to act as cornerstone investor in bid to attract outside investors

New York Stock Exchange

Joseph Mariathasan: What to do about high-frequency trading?

Fri, 6 Apr 2018By

Four years after Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, questions about high-frequency trading remain

Source: Pension Protection Fund, JLT Employee Benefits

One year to go: Brexit’s impact in four charts

Thu, 29 Mar 2018By

12 months away from Brexit, IPE looks at what the decision to leave the EU has – and hasn’t – done for the pensions and investment sectors

The Houses of Parliament, London

Regulators placed at the heart of UK green finance push

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By

MPs say regulators should be required to produce climate adaptation reports as expert group presents raft of policy proposals 

All Markets

US Equities: A time to focus on value

May 2018 (magazine)By

Investing into a market with such high valuations presents a challenge

Interest Rates: Opinion divided on rate impact

May 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

Market professionals are divided on the likely impact of rate rises on the equity markets 

US Economy: Where big is beautiful

May 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

The new economy in the US is dominated by large tech firms that are still growing

A scorecard on Trump’s rhetoric

May 2018 (magazine)By Vanessa Drucker

The US president has followed through on many, although far from all, of his policy pledges

European Equities: Catching up with global growth

March 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

European equities look set to catch up with other developed markets this year after recent underperformance

Small Caps: Positive outlook continues

March 2018 (magazine)By

European small caps could continue to do well in the prevailing economic and political environment

Private equity: Competitive arena

February 2018 (magazine)By

The healthy state of private equity markets is drawing interest from investors ranging from high-net-worth individuals and family offices to public markets, mega-funds and Asian firms

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Financial Crises: Awaiting the Minsky moment

May 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

The bout of marked market volatility in February prompted a heated debate: were financial markets close to a Minsky moment? 

Briefing: Commodity super cycle

May 2018 (magazine)By Dewi John

The internet can in some ways be said to define globalisation. 

Briefing: Avoiding nasty tax surprises

May 2018 (magazine)By Jürg Stalder

Taking a consolidated view of taxation not only removes compliance headaches for asset managers but can also give them an edge over other industry players

Emerging market debt: A universe in constant flux

April 2018 (magazine)By

Emerging markets have changed enormously since their advent as distinct category in the 1980s

Convertible bonds: Welcome back, volatility

April 2018 (magazine)By

Investing in convertible bonds is a long-only strategy requiring investors to monitor a raft of factors

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