In-depth, expert analysis on the changing landscape of investments around the world. Leading asset managers reports uncover trends, highlight changes and consider future strategic impact.
We had hoped to move into the second half of 2016 with uncertainties around the UK’s relationship with Europe removed. Instead, they have intensified, with the Brexit vote bringing volatility to markets, a sharp fall in the pound and the prospect of a new British Prime Minister by the autumn.
Date added: 04-07-2016
Stephanie Flanders, Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe, examines the investment implications of a potential Brexit from the EU.
Date added: 03-06-2016
The authors of this paper outline the range of approaches included under the umbrella of “sustainable investing”—a term that now reflects not just a move toward more explicit consideration of environmental and social issues, but also the belief of some investors that maximizing the long-term financial value of a portfolio requires the integration of these factors.
Date added: 01-06-2016
Sector: Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
The European Central Bank (ECB) fights back to support the eurozone economy and raise inflation.
Date added: 03-03-2016
Sector: European Equities
This paper from JP Morgan Asset Management and Af2i provides institutional investors with a 70 page introduction to investing in infrastructure. The report begins by considering the characteristics of infrastructure as an asset class, and how to invest, looking at the details of direct and listed investment strategies. The valuation of infrastructure assets is examined, together with how to integrate an allocation to infrastructure into a mixed asset portfolio.
Date added: 02-02-2015