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From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing November 28, 2011

Factoring in the environment

With a growing population and climate change putting pressure on natural resources, asset managers are having to factor ESG issues into their investment decisions

Christophe Gruenig, Vontobel

Turning long-term trends into sustainable profits

The increasing demand for luxury brands and an ageing global population are two long-term trends that thematic funds are looking to target.

Richard Davis, BlackRock
From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing September 2, 2010

Agriculture provides food for thought

A rising global population, increased wealth in the developing world and the growing biofuels industry all demand increased agricultural output, which a number of new funds are looking to target, writes Elliot Smither.

Burkhard Varnholt, Bank Sarasin

ESG principles move into the mainstream

As awareness of climate change issues increase, providers of SRI products are enjoying increased demand, with investors attracted by the impressive returns these vehicles have displayed. Ceri Jones reports.

Nicolas de Skowronski, Bank Julius Baer
From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing March 25, 2010

Backing the right horse

The premise behind thematic investing, picking the long-term winners from global trends such as reducing carbon emissions and ageing populations, strikes a chord with wealthy investors, writes Elisa Trovato

Matt Christensen, Eurosif
From Asset Allocation / Thematic Investing November 1, 2009

Downturn boosts investors’ faith in SRI products

The European SRI market remains dominated by institutional investors, writes Elisa Trovato, but interest among private investors is growing as the fallout from the financial crisis leads people to consider investing in a more responsible way

Keeping an eye on the future

Investors looking to benefit from global developments can access an expanding range of themes, in either multi- or single-themed approaches. But both are a long-term investment, writes Elisa Trovato

Neil Dwane, RCM

Megatrends unstoppable in driving global changes

Neil Dwane, CIO Europe of RCM, the equity managers of Allianz Global Investors, outlines the six global investment themes he believes are reshaping our world

Gertjan van der Geer, Pictet

The long-term challenge of feeding the world

Not many asset classes show as clear an upward trend as agriculture. With the world’s population steadily increasing, rising demand for food is inevitable, and Pictet’s Agriculture Fund is looking to take advantage of the considerable opportunities in this sector, reports Ceri Jones

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