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DC Default Solutions—Managing ESG Factors Thoughtfully

Published by : AllianceBernstein

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is already a hot topic—and new proposals by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are turning up the heat on pension trustees. But fiduciaries need cool heads to respond prudently, given the complexities and constraints involved. AllianceBernstein’s

Published: 24 September 2018

Business Area: Defined Benefit Pensions

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Navigating the ‘new normal’: Cov-lite lending and beyond

Published by : M&G Investments

The European loan market has reached a new level of maturity in the last three years. This evolution has brought some unwelcome features including the dilution of structural protections, like maintenance covenants. It has also brought some benefits, like the advent of multi-billion corporate issuers

Published: 19 September 2018

Business Area: Credit

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Pension Fund Indicators 2018

Published by : UBS

This annual publication has an enduring aim of placing current topics in their long-term context and explores the range of investment opportunities available to pension funds.

Published: 07 September 2018

Business Area: Pensions Management/Institutional Investment

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

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Comparing the investment cases for European and US leveraged loans

Published by : M&G Investments

This paper looks at the investment benefits of the loan asset class as a whole, the key characteristics of the markets in Europe and the US, and why it may make sense for institutional investors to consider European loans as part of a diverse investment portfolio.

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Credit

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

European long lease real estate: a defensive alternative

Published by : M&G Investments

In a low-yield environment, institutional investors are increasingly seeking secure and growing long-term cashflows, an outcome that European long lease real estate is well-positioned to offer.

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Europe

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

From exclusion to impact, and the growing role of private debt in sustainable investing

Published by : M&G Investments

Investor demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) and socially responsible investment (SRI) strategies is growing at rapid pace. While exclusions-based strategies continue to dominate in Europe, surveys suggest that, by far, the most rapid growth in capital is being seen in impact

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Credit

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

What can loan managers do to manage ESG risks?

Published by : M&G Investments

Far more attention is being paid by investors to ESG matters. For the private European loan market, this raises certain challenges given that companies are typically unlisted and so are less exposed to the expectations of the exchange-traded equity and debt worlds.

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Risk

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

The importance of cash as an allocation decision

Published by : M&G Investments

Fixed income investors often underrate the value of patience as an investment strategy. Positioning portfolios defensively may be most appropriate when few viable opportunities are obvious, keeping powder dry in cash and lower risk assets, for use when opportunities are clearer. Senior fund manager,

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Asset Allocation

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

M&G European Property Fund: investing responsibly

Published by : M&G Investments

M&G Real Estate has a responsible property investment (RPI) strategy which seeks to ensure that our activities enrich the lives of the people and communities we operate in and by doing so create value for our investors, society and the environment. Our RPI strategy has four focus areas:

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Property Services

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

The potential impact of the 2017 housing white paper on housing supply and residential investment

Published by : M&G Investments

The 2017 Housing White Paper outlined the government’s strategy for helping England to “fix our broken housing market”.

Published: 04 September 2018

Business Area: Property Services

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)