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Coal is dead

Renewable energy infrastructure is an immature market and needs an accepted definition of equity risk, according to Jim Barry, global head of Blackrock Infrastructure Investment Group.
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Be contrarian

Investors should be contrarian in their private equity allocations because there is a negative relationship between capital flows and returns.
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Investment strategy challenge

Roger Urwin of Towers Watson and Jaap van Dam of PGGM, report on a productive workshop at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium where delegates brainstormed ideas for the ideal investment model for the future.
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Empowering asset owners

Head of the global union movement, Sharan Burrow, has called on asset owners to “stop talking about constraints on fiduciary duty” and take the lead on the transition to a green economy. Burrow was part of a panel at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Chicago that told delegates the next wave of stewardship is not […]
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Why investors should de-carbonise

Regardless of moral and scientific arguments, the “risk of policy action” on climate change is enough reason for institutional investors to consider climate risk as having real impact on their portfolios. As an example investors at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Chicago Booth School of Business were told that investment-grade bonds in the coal sector […]