Sarah Rundell is a staff writer for Top1000funds.com based out of London. She writes on institutional investment across all asset classes, global trade and corporate treasury. She has previously reported on business and investment in Africa and worked as a producer in the BBC’s Business and Economics Unit.
Ahead of COP26, Allianz's Oliver Baete and Enel's Francesco Starace join a panel discussion at the PRI's annual conference on what policy makers urgently need to achieve. They are concerned the climate conference won’t bring the change that is needed to tackle the environmental emergency.
Sarah RundellOctober 21, 2021
In a discussion on the changing relationship between asset owners and managers when it comes to integrating ESG, panellists including PGGM's Arjen Pasma at this year's PRI Digital Conference emphasised the importance of collaboration, long-term goals and being very specific in mandates.
Sarah RundellOctober 19, 2021
America’s university endowments are reporting blistering returns thanks to soaring equity markets and their large venture allocations. Washington University’s managed endowment pool is an outstanding performer, returning a whopping net 65 per cent for the fiscal year 2020-21 and nearly doubling its size to $15.3 billion. CIO Scott Wilson explains how they did it.
Sarah RundellOctober 14, 2021
In his first interview since becoming CIO, Michael Wissell tells Sarah Rundell about the plans for developing HOOPP's portfolio, which includes a focus on climate change, inflation and innovation while always keeping an eye on the total portfolio.
Sarah RundellOctober 12, 2021
The $1.23 trillion Norwegian sovereign wealth fund celebrates 25 years of investing in fixed income. Sarah Rundell looks at some of the highs and lows of its fixed income portfolio which makes up around 30 per cent of fund.
Sarah RundellOctober 11, 2021
As investors continue to demand more reporting around social impacts, Canada's mining sector grapples with how to provide investors with more transparency on indigenous relationships.
Sarah RundellOctober 5, 2021
UK pension scheme NEST’s first foray into private equity offers hope for investors looking beyond standard operating models in the asset class. The £20 billion defined contribution fund, currently sifting through 60-odd procurement responses to allocate more than £1 billion at the beginning of next year, is quietly confident it will be able to hammer out a deal with GPs to make the expensive asset class known for 2:20 fees affordable.
Sarah RundellSeptember 30, 2021
A range of global investment service providers, from stock exchanges to index providers, have signed up to the new Net Zero Financial Services Providers Alliance committing to align their products and services to net zero.
Sarah RundellSeptember 28, 2021