Asset owners should always ask their counterparties what the most troublesome asset is in their portfolio or on their balance sheet, according to the CEO of the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).
In a letter to the UK government, LCP and Pensions for Purpose say pension funds need to increase sustainable investment, and that intergenerational inequality among pension contributors needs to be addressed.
How should pension funds think about making impactful allocations? What are some of the key considerations that they need to address? Impact Investor’s second annual conference will provide some unique insights.
Sustainable bonds – including green, social and sustainability-linked bonds – are seen by investors as a key tool for climate transition. But better standards are needed to create a level playing field.
There is massive shortage of affordable housing in the UK and the characteristics of the asset class are ideal for institutional investors. Pension funds are attracted to the prospect of stable long-term income to match liabilities.
Private debt investments in emerging markets are still considered high risk by some institutional investors, but blended finance solutions and other structures are attracting the interest of some of Europe’s largest pension funds.