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Didier von Daeniken, Standard Chartered
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing October 1, 2020

Private View Blog: Helping clients get to grips with ESG

Private banks have a duty to ensure clients better understand the different aspects of sustainable investing and to tailor solutions to meet both their investment and impact needs, argues Standard Chartered’s Didier von Daeniken

From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

Investor engagement on climate has a long way to go

Asset managers may take climate factors into account when making investment decisions, but many are failing to engage with the companies themselves over these issues

Bill Winters
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

On the spot: Can markets alone solve environmental issues?

Ronald Cohen from the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters ask if government involvement is needed to push markets in a greener direction

Silvia Fazio
From Asset Allocation / Sustainable Investing September 30, 2020

Ideas exchange: Companies should seek out black female talent in Brazil

More than half of Brazil's population is black and yet less than 5 per cent of C-level positions are occupied by black people, with women particularly underrepresented

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From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 20, 2020

Private asset nirvana clouded by recent hedge fund history

Leading private banks are scrambling to boost their private equity operations, claiming the hard-to-reach asset class will give clients the returns they need, and bring in healthy fees to boot. But haven’t we seen this all before, back when structured products and hedge funds were all the rage?

Guy Barnard, Janus Henderson
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management August 17, 2020

Existing real estate trends accentuated by Covid-19 pandemic

While sectors like hospitality, retail and offices have been hit hard by the pandemic, others, such as logistics, are thriving. How should investors be responding to this upheaval?

Manish Kashyap, CBRE
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives August 5, 2020

Coronavirus unlikely to spell end of the office

Working from home may have become the norm during the pandemic, but its is doubtful companies will drastically cut back on their property portfolios, though a focus on sustainability and employee wellness is likely to increase

David Roberts, Liontrust
From Asset Allocation / Fixed Income July 27, 2020

Navigating the bond markets in an era of crisis management

David Roberts, head of the fixed income team at Liontrust, discussed the unprecedented central bank response to the Covid-19 crisis as well as the opportunities and challenges in bond markets in a recent video interview with PWM

Adam Bendell, Toniic

How alignment can create impact for ESG investors

The first step in building a portfolio for a sustainability-minded client is for an adviser to clarify their values then help them adapt accordingly, argues Adam Bendell, CEO of Toniic

Mark Syz, Banque Syz
From Asset Allocation / Alternatives July 21, 2020

Investors expect pandemic to create vintage private equity opportunities

Private banks, who were already promoting private equity before Covid-19 hit, now see even more opportunities in the sector as a result of depressed company valuations

Dublin as an asset management centre: Furio Pietribiasi, CEO of Mediolanum International Funds, discusses how Dublin's specialist recruitment drive has facilitated the city's transition from distribution nexus to a theatre for innovative investment.

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