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Canada’s BCi plans to double allocation to private debt

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, BCi, the $200 billion asset manager for around 30 Canadian pension funds and insurers, is planning to double its private debt allocation. Sarah Rundell spoke to Daniel Garant about the shifts in the portfolio and the focus on active management.

Energy crisis turns investors off prescriptive shareholder resolutions

In a recent stewardship update, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, warned that it will support fewer shareholder resolutions on climate change this year because they have become too extreme and prescriptive.
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Lessons from the mining sector: Engage with the issue, not the company

The Church of England Pensions Board led change in the mining industry by engaging with the issue rather than individual companies. The process led to the introduction of new standards on tailings dams.
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The Asset Owner Directory is an interactive tool to give readers an insight into the world of global asset owners. It includes key information for the largest asset owners around the world such as key personnel, asset allocation and performance.

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PGGM’s journey to invest for risk, return and impact

The €268 billion Dutch pension provider PGGM is leading its global peers when it comes to shaping 3D portfolios based around risk, return and impact. Piet Klop, head of responsible investment discusses the challenges of investing for outcomes.

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Climate policy key to balancing incoming economic shocks

The methods central banks use to predict inflation are breaking down, and world governments will need to look beyond monetary policy and incorporate fiscal and climate policy levers to balance fragile economies, according to renowned economics professor Warwick McKibbin.

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Responsible investing disclosures more transparent

The increased adoption of RI principles was clearly visible in this second iteration of the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark. Scores within the RI factor saw the largest year-over-year increase with the average score across all funds increasing by 6.9, so where were these increased scores most evident?

Why liquidity management will be harder in a post-Covid-19 world

CIOs need more sophisticated tools to manage liquidity in a post-COVID world, experts say, now that the DC retirement landscape has been permanently changed following the precedent of early release schemes.
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Asset Allocation

The sudden death and strange afterlife of globalisation

Daniel Celeghin, managing partner at INEFI, argues globalisation is not dead but has morphed so that post-2022 globalisation is a series of deeply rooted local investments that together result in a global portfolio.
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Infrastructure investors hunt decarbonisation pathways

Investors discuss the importance of being able to decarbonise infrastructure assets over the long-term. It's leading to lacklustre appetite for investments that can't - like airports.