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CEOs flag Bitcoin equivalent in carbon market

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.
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65% record return for Washington Uni endowment

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.
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NEST challenges private equity fees

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.
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