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FIS Oxford '15

CCS technology needs most institutional investment in climate battle

For Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment, and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the university’s Physics Department, the most important climate change investment institutional investors can make in coming years is in technology around Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS. Speaking at the Fiduciary Investors […]
FIS Oxford '15

Overruns biggest peril in mega infrastructure

The biggest challenge when it comes to investing in mega greenfield infrastructure projects is cost overruns, explains Bent Flyvbjerg, First BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management at the University of Oxford’s BT Centre for Major Programme Management, speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Oxford University’s Rhodes House. It’s not hard to find […]
FIS Oxford '15

Alternative investments grow in attractiveness

Alternative investments have become a valuable income stream and liability matching tool at UK pension fund Centrica says Chetan Ghosh, Chief investment Officer at the £6.7 billion pension fund. With current gilt yields making liability matching expensive, the fund has begun investing in alternative strategies that include solar panel installations benefiting from the government’s Feed-in-Tariff, […]
FIS Oxford '15

Strong governance begins with robust culture and teams in place

Keith Ambachtsheer, Director Emeritus, Rotman International Centre for Pension Management argues that good governance begins with having “the right team in the room.” This means robust human resource teams, the ability to address issues around understaffing and raising the effectiveness of board members. “Board governance is still a work in progress today,” he argues, speaking […]
FIS Oxford '15

Experts mull strategies in slow growth climate

Speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Oxford University’s Rhodes House Fiona Trafford-Walker, director of consulting at Frontier Advisors argues that Australian investors are operating in a changed environment and need to “get used to slower economic growth.” Speaking as part of an expert panel on how the continued environment of slow growth and low […]
FIS Oxford '15

Institutions look to hedge funds to meet portfolio expectations

“Do hedge funds make sense?” asks Jean-Marc Stenger, chief investment officer for alternative investments at Lyxor Asset Management speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Oxford University’s Rhodes House. Hedge fund assets may have reached a record $3 trillion in 2014 but the decision by a number of high profile pension funds to drop hedge funds from […]
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