Latest pensions thinking
Long income, short ESG windows: Matching real estate long income and responsible investing timelines
2 Aug 2022
Luke Layfield looks at how real estate long income can help address clients’ ESG responsible investing objectives and how respective timelines for implementing change can be best aligned.
A new Cold War? What the Russia-Ukraine crisis means for globalisation and markets
28 Apr 2022
The world has become more volatile and unpredictable with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But while Vladimir Putin may have dealt globalisation another blow, China and the West will want to prevent the world splitting into two competing blocs.
Real assets: An alternative way to hedge inflation risk
3 Feb 2022
As inflation soars to levels not seen in years, the costs of hedging against it via traditional liquid market securities are becoming prohibitively expensive. Real assets might offer institutional investors a better option, argues Luke Layfield.
Our annual letter to company chairpersons
24 Jan 2022
As a key part of our engagement efforts, every January we send a letter to the chairs of companies we invest in (and some we don’t, but still want to use our influence with) to set out our stewardship priorities for the year. Here, in full, is our 2022 letter.
That déjà vu feeling: The outlook for UK infrastructure
6 Jan 2022
Darryl Murphy assesses the current state of the UK infrastructure market and the likely drivers of activity in 2022.
What does the data say? Ice meltdown, unicorns and green pensions
23 Sep 2021
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we look at melting ice caps, the rising value (and volume) of ‘unicorn’ companies, and the hidden power of your pension.
How to build an office: Post-pandemic
13 Aug 2021
Watch our video to find out how offices can provide a powerful tool in boosting productivity, and attracting and retaining the best talent.
Kings, Dukes and superfunds: An interview with Edi Truell
16 Jun 2021
In a wide-ranging conversation with AIQ, the self-described “disruptive capitalist” whizzes through the highlights of a varied career and ambitions for his latest venture, the UK’s first consolidating pension ‘superfund’. Words by Miles Costello.
By the people, for the people: Why investors should care about human rights
17 May 2021
Companies cannot thrive without healthy and happy employees, consumers, and communities. Investors must use their influence with companies and other stakeholders to ensure the basic rights of these groups are respected.
Are sustainable bonds the new smartphones?
10 May 2021
The market for sustainable bonds to fund activities that have a positive impact on the environment or society is booming. But there are many factors to consider before investing. Not least among them is a crucial question: is your money really being used to fund the activities promised?
What does the data say? Bitcoin, offices and emissions
30 Apr 2021
In our monthly visual series on topical data themes, we look at whether Bitcoin could be the new gold, if COVID-19 has put pressure on London office rents, and the extent to which transport affects the carbon footprint of foods.
The client lens: An interview with Richard Soper
27 Apr 2021
The co-chair of the First UK Bus Pension Scheme Trustee discusses COVID-19, ESG and the state of the UK pensions industry.