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Sovereign engagement is the new frontier

Robeco chief executive Gilbert van Hassel opened the 'Sustainability Digital: A Planet in Trouble' conference with a reminder of the opportunities in sustainability and the importance of working with others. At Robeco this now includes engaging directly with sovereign governments.
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Australian fund leading the way on real assets

The $15 billion Australian super fund for hospitality workers, HOSTPLUS, has a 10 per cent allocation to infrastructure and is aggressively increasing its allocation to real assets. David Rowley spoke to chief investment officer, Sam Sicilia, about what the fund seeks from real assets.   A quarter of the $15 billion in assets held by […]
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Fund “heads in sand” on climate risk

An Australian superannuation fund with A$6.6 billion ($6.9 billion) under management has achieved number-one ranking in a global survey of how the world’s top 1000 retirement funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds are responding to climate risk. Sydney-based Local Government Super (LGS) has received the top ranking in the inaugural Climate Index of the […]
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Credit to be the 2012 honeypot: Mercer

Investments in credit will be a hive of activity this year as the role of banks in lending continues to fall and investors make decisions about the place of sovereign debt in their portfolios, according to Mercer. The consultant, which has outlined economic and financial challenges for investors in 2012, says the scarcity of credit, […]