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Sustainable Finance Forum

LPs failing engagement in private equity

Engagement and stewardship in private equity has been left out in the cold. This is strange for an asset class with high returns and where the foundation is already in place for the asset manager to act on behalf of the asset owner for strong engagement. Bob Eccles encourages more action.
Analysis

Factors trump skill: MSCI

MSCI research has shown that, among top-performing funds, more than half of active returns come from factors, rather than manager skill, and style factors have the biggest impact.
Analysis

Sovereigns versus citizens

As sovereign wealth funds continue to grow, some are running into tussles with citizens over particular investments or the purpose of the fund. Transparency and greater engagement can help.
Analysis

The contested role of asset consultants

Asset consultants are a key part of the investment chain, providing small funds with services that include decision making processes and strategic asset allocation, and for larger funds traditionally playing a key role in manager and strategy selection. But a study by Gordon Clark and Ashby Monk, which is part of a broader look by […]
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 […]
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