New investment opportunities in emerging markets (EM) are resulting from the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on consumer behavior. By Patricia Ribiero, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Nathan Chaudoin, Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity, American Century Investments.
In July this year, just as we thought we had a moment of summer calm in the craziness 2020 has brought us, Funds Europe published a report in association with Jersey Finance looking at the state of play in the alternative funds space.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have helped revolutionise industries ranging from travel to hospitality. Toby Glaysher, Head of Global Fund Services, International at Northern Trust, outlines how they will play a similarly pivotal role in the digitalisation of asset management – encouraging collaboration to support enhanced efficiency, flexibility and creativity.
Dr Andy Sloan, Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy, at Guernsey Finance and the Chair of Guernsey Green Finance, outlines the island’s approach towards ESG and making sustainability understandable.
Environmental, social and governance investment issues are more important to investors than ever. Schroders’ Head of Sustainability Strategy, Hannah Simons, explains the evolution of the company’s approach and how it is using technology to provide transparency around the impact of investments across its entire range of products and solutions.
Impact investing is a small but rapidly growing subset of the ESG universe. Although there are many different definitions of impact investing, at American Century Investments, we believe it starts with a company’s culture and investment philosophy.
Private funds and ESG have long been considered by some as incongruous, if not outright incompatible. However, under growing pressure from institutional investors and regulators, and as evidence for the link between financial performance and ESG factors grows, private markets are taking notice.
Luxembourg’s growing role as a hub for alternative investment funds sees service providers such as TMF Group and Selectra partnering to offer a wider range of capabilities.
2020 has been a challenging year for the alternative investment funds sector. The Covid-19 pandemic has created volatility and uncertainty, causing mismatches in pricing and valuations – and some concerns for investors.
As family offices seek exposure to alternative assets, international finance centres have an important role to play. Jersey, with its strong track record in managing family wealth and innovative, user-friendly funds regime, remains a leading choice, writes Simon Morris, Director, Funds & Institutional, IQ-EQ.