Fund Due Diligence Request

Review and update of a large fund due diligence request of an insurance company operating in a number of European countries. Asset managers were notified when new funds were added to the universe of funds.

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Inflation is hot news in 2021, but a cool down may be round the corner

Jonathan Baltora , Head of Sovereign, Inflation and FX, AXA IM Core

 

Expectations of higher inflation have increased steadily over the past few months as countries worldwide roll out coronavirus vaccinations and fiscal stimulus remains strong.

However,… Read more

Low Carbon Global Equity (UCITS)

New request issued by an investor based in Germany. Focus on low carbon strategies. UCITS to be included in new fund of fund structure to be launched. Deadline on 31 May, 2021 – 13:00 CEST.

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Integration of ESG factors in RFPs

PRI provides five modules in their Investment Manager Selection Guide which support asset owners in their selection process and the integration of ESG factors:

 

Module 1 describes a process followed by an asset owner to develop a responsible investment policy… Read more

ESG Fund Due Diligence Request

Initial ESG fund due diligence questionnaire issued by financial institution. Information from funds and asset managers to build a comprehensive ESG fund universe. Asset managers invited to participate were informed and the request was allocated to selected… Read more

Inflation Hedging Strategies 2021

A group of investors from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and CEE (aggregate AUM > EUR 100 billion) created a set of questions on inflation hedging strategies in April 2020 when inflation was in their focus.

Today the risk of inflation is even more on the agenda. … Read more

The Steinbrenner Syndrome and the Challenge of Manager Selection

The Financial Analysts Journal publised an article by Michael L. Troutman on the impact of plan sponsors’ focus on past performance in asset manager selection. Cognitive errors lead investors to value strong performance in previous periods and to confuse

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MEAG acquires large diversified forest portfolio in the US South

MEAG, on behalf of its clients, acquired more than 60,000 hectares of pine dominated forests for a middle triple-digit million US dollar figure in the US South stretching from Oklahoma to North-Carolina in an off-market transaction. The total area corresponds Read more

ESG and Emerging Markets | J.P. Morgan Asset Management

By Tilmann Galler, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management in Frankfurt

| The case for ESG integration when investing in EM 

In our 2021 Investment Outlook, we outlined that one of the key imperatives for investors in 2021 was to understand how the … Read more

Nordea Asset Management legt Global Green Bond Fund auf

Nordea Asset Management (NAM), ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen für nachhaltiges und verantwortungsbewusstes Investieren, hat sein Angebot an ESG-fokussierten Lösungen um den Nordea 1 – Global Green Bond Fund erweitert.

Der Nordea 1 – Global Green Bond Fund… Read more