Beyond divestment
While divestment is a useful tool to communicate concerns of climate risk to stakeholders, it is not an optimal investment strategy, in part because it ignores short-term benchmark risk. A research paper by MSCI provides a framework for evaluating ways to reduce two dimensions of carbon exposure - current carbon emissions and potential future emissions embedded in fossil fuel reserves…

Investors need to rethink operating model
A neat little story of investment flows, asset allocation changes, and relationship and service demands is emerging from the third annual www.top1000funds.com/Casey Quirk Global Fiduciary CIO Survey. If you’re a CIO of an asset owner what that means is more control but also more responsibilities and the demands of more internal resources. For managers it means changing your proposition for…

The power of technology: forward looking risk tools
The finance industry is slow in its willingness to innovate around technology, and is behind other industries says Jessica Donohue executive vice president, chief innovation officer and head of advisory and information solutions at State Street. And the cost of that inability, or stubbornness, around technology innovation is not inconsequential. State Street recently released its 2014 Data and Analytics Survey which analyses…

Focusing on the long term: a guide
Investors say they  like to, and want to, focus on the long term, but they often don’t know how to change their practices to orient their governance and investments to do so. Now, finally, a guide has been developed for investors to use as benchmark for implementing strategies for long-term investment. The guide is an output of the Focusing Capital on…

Why consultants can’t pick winners
A research paper that concludes that the funds recommended to institutional investors by investment consultant do not add value, has won the Commonfund Prize, awarded for original research relevant to endowment and foundation asset management. The paper, by academics at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and University of Connecticut School of Business, found that there is “no evidence that these…

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Beyond divestment

While divestment is a useful tool to communicate concerns of climate risk to stakeholders, it ... [more]

Investors need to rethink operating model

A neat little story of investment flows, asset allocation changes, and relationship and service demands ... [more]

The power of technology: forward looking risk tools

The finance industry is slow in its willingness to innovate around technology, and is behind ... [more]

Focusing on the long term: a guide

Investors say they  like to, and want to, focus on the long term, but they ... [more]

The volatility effect: lower risk without lower return

Efficient markets theory has been challenged by the finding that relatively simple investment strategies are ... [more]

Why consultants can’t pick winners

A research paper that concludes that the funds recommended to institutional investors by investment consultant ... [more]

What would Keynes do?

What would Keynes’ do? Delegates at a London investment think-tank discussed this question with Cambridge ... [more]

Hedge funds: sheep in wolves’ clothing

Hedge funds are sheep in wolves’ clothing, they are claiming their returns to be alpha, ... [more]

London investment think-tank

Investment professionals from pension funds, endowments and family offices in the UK and Europe were ... [more]