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MetallRente builds risk return culture

A new fund in Germany combining liquidity, dynamic equity exposure and strong ESG focus is against the mould of the country’s more conservative, insurance-led investment style, and Heribert Karch, managing director of MetallRente which offers the fund, is determined to bring a return-seeking investment culture to Germany.
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Japan’s governance conundrum

Japan has been progressive in the development of a stewardship code and a corporate governance code, however to make real impact this requires asset owners need to be more proactive in holding boards and executives of their investee companies accountable.
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NY State Common’s climate plan

The New York State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel, set up to advise the Comptroller, as trustee of the $209.1 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, on how best to mitigate investment risks stemming from climate change and maximise opportunities from the new, low-carbon economy, has handed down its report this week. It has clear lessons for all asset owners.
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Climate change risk to spur stress test

Mercer has quantified a ‘low-carbon transition’ premium in the sequel to its seminal climate change report, showing that a 2⁰C scenario equates to 11 basis points per annum to 2030 in a typical growth portfolio. Further, investors with the same asset allocation but greater exposure to sustainability and the companies delivering the transition solutions, could […]
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At a glance: FIS Cambridge day one

The first day of the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University, which brought together more than 70 asset owners from 15 countries, centred around asset owners responsibility to engage with policymakers, the integration of ESG and the sustainable development goals as well as barriers to long term investing.
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A practical guide to the long-term

Thinking and acting long-term and holding their service providers to account on long-term risk behaviours and measures, is one of asset owners’ most enduring challenges. Speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University a panel of experts highlighted important tools asset owners can deploy to ensure they stay focused on the long-term.
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