The Path to Net Zero : A Just Transition

Sponsors Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Ninety One
With panellists Church Commissioners Aon
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A secular shift to a low carbon global economy has resulted in massive capital reallocation and investment in low carbon energy sources. Whilst this brings great opportunities, it threatens displacement for economies and individuals most reliant on carbon intensive industries and energy productio...

Opportunities in Emerging Market Equity

Sponsors Loomis Sayles Ninety One
With panellists Mercer Redington
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2022 was a torrid year for Emerging Market Equity with the index falling nearly 20%. War in Eastern Europe and a strong US% were clear headwinds. China’s increasing dominance of the index also had a huge impact. A belated exit from pandemic lock-downs, concerns on property finance and regul...

Opportunities in Emerging Market Debt

Sponsors MacKay Shields Ninety One
With panellists wtw bfinance
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Sentiment may be on the turn for EM Debt: The all-powerful US$ has weakened, the Chinese economy re-opened, and many EM sovereigns got ahead of DM peers, raising rates to tackle inflation. In this landscape, Emerging Markets are once attracting investor attention again, and we were pleased to exp...

2023 : A Credit Rebound ?

Sponsors PGIM Fixed Income Capital Group
With panellists Mercer AJ Bell
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2022 was a harrowing year for bond investors.  With spiralling inflation, and tightening cycles accelerating across markets, there was nowhere to hide.  Credit markets followed sovereigns deep into negative territory. 2023 could be a different story:  Real yields are looking far more attractive, ...

Liquid Real Assets

Sponsors Principal Asset Management First Sentier Investors
With panellists Border to Coast Pensions Partnership LCP Quilter Cheviot
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With inflation rampant and entrenched, index-linked cashflows are an increasingly desirable investment attribute.  This, along with diversification attributes make property and infrastructure investments very attractive. But, real assets often bring illiquidity risk.  Not all investors’ systems c...

Investing in nature panel series (3/3) – Investing in Biodiversity

Sponsors Fidelity International Lombard Odier Investment Managers
With panellists isio Redington
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Whilst human populations have ballooned, the same cannot be said for wildlife stocks which are estimated to have plummeted by 70% in 50 years. Biodiversity has also been hammered with climate change, monoculture farming, deforestation and pollution all major causes.  This has implications for nat...

Investing in nature panel series (2/3) – Sustainable Agriculture & the Future of Food

Sponsors Gresham House SLM Partners
With panellists Environment Agency Pension Fund Mercer
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The global population has doubled in less than 50 years!   The implications for hunger, land degradation, biodiversity, and the demand for calories and protein from growing middle classes are all too evident. In this panel we explored the scale of the issue and the risks and the innovative techni...

Investing in nature panel series (1/3) – Introducing Natural Based Investment

Sponsors Schroders Macquarie Asset Management
With panellists Railpen Rebalance Earth
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In the E-frontier of ESG, climate change has drawn all the column inches.  But that is changing, and fast!  The parallel existential risk of destruction to nature and biodiversity is increasingly attracting concern. It is a thorny problem though, with inter-related aspects.  In the first panel in...

Women in Portfolio Management: Emerging Markets

Sponsors J O Hambro Capital Management Morgan Stanley Investment Management
With panellists Mercer
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Despite recent industry focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), women remain significantly under-represented in senior portfolio management positions. In the fourth of our Women In Portfolio Management series we welcomed female investment leaders to investigate. We explored career ...