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The power of collective stewardship

Collective campaigns can vastly increase the effectiveness of stewardship, particularly on contentious issues. Asset owners are well-placed to bring results with their financial clout and focus on the long-term best interests of the companies they invest in.
Sustainability Harvard - September 2022

Decarbonizing infrastructure requires public private partnership

Panellists speaking at Sustainability in Practice discuss the need for public and private investment to work together to decarbonize infrastructure
Sustainability Harvard - September 2022

Bridgewater: The complexity of assessing corporate decarbonization

The ambiguity of forward-looking assessments and the complexity of engaging with the highest emitters are some of the big challenges asset owners face in decarbonising their portfolios 
Asset Owner Directory

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.

Investor Profile
Investor Profile

OTPP: Positioning the fund for the next decade

Amanda White speaks with Ziad Hindo, chief investment officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, about the risks and opportunities in the new investment environment, how agility, governance and risk management position it for success, and how it’s taking a big bet on the energy transition.

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Sustainability Harvard - September 2022

Imperfect data no excuse for delaying net-zero commitments

Imperfect data, opaque third-party managers, and obtaining the necessary talent and tools are among the toughest challenges for investors as they navigate the path to net zero emissions by 2050.
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Fiduciary Investors Symposium

This event will co-ordinate academics specialising in investment management and behavioural finance.
It will explore the applicability of the efficient market hypothesis in the current market environment – across different asset classes – and the tension between efficient markets and quantitative techniques with behavioural finance and fundamental analysis – challenging investors to think differently about asset allocation and investments, governance and decision-making.

October 24-26, 2022 | Maastricht, The Netherlands

Fiduciary Investors Symposium

The Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Stanford University celebrates the fast-moving change taking place in economies and communities and will examine the impact of innovation on our lives, workplaces and investments.

Drawing on the esteemed Stanford faculty, and taking advantage of the Silicon Valley location, it will look at the impact of robotics and automation, the information technology performance necessary to keep pace with the data explosion, urban evolution and the impact on infrastructure, climate change and affordable alternative energy, and network security.

How are these innovations shaping the future, and what does that future look like for investors in global markets?

March 6-8, 2023 | Stanford University, USA
Sustainability
Sustainability

“ESG” strikes a nerve, why it shouldn’t

Dave Zellner, chief investment officer of Wespath Benefits and Investments, directly addresses the recent anti-ESG narrative, explaining Wespath's approach which means no political affiliation but assessing the risks and opportunities related to ESG factors.
Podcasts
Fiduciary Investors Series

Energy markets post-COVID, amid a conflict and in a decarbonising world

Tom Nelson, head of thematic equity at Ninety One, talks to Conexus Financial managing editor Julia Newbould about the extent of the shock to energy markets through the Ukraine War and how it will impact the transition to clean energy and how portfolio managers can invest in renewables and achieve carbon zero targets in this […]

Fiduciary Investors Podcast Series

Global Pension Transparency Benchmark
Global Pension Transparency Benchmark

Best funds for transparency revealed: where did your fund rank?

The Global Pension Transparency Benchmark has revealed the top ranking funds globally for transparency of disclosure across cost, governance, performance and responsible investment. Click here for the results of 75 funds across 15 countries.
Risk
Risk

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.
Asset Allocation
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Crypto not suitable for fiduciaries, but opportunities in underlying tech

Cryptocurrencies do not live up to the investment hype and offer nothing but enormous volatility to institutional portfolios, according to PGIM’s mega-trend research team.
Asset classes
Private Equity

Alternative investment: Don’t forget the importance of lagged beta

In a recent webinar hosted by the Journal of Portfolio Management, Mark Anson, CIO and chief executive of the $28 billion Commonfund, reminded alternative investors of the importance of lagging beta, an essential consideration in portfolio construction and risk allocation.