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Why infrastructure investors better beat beta: End of cheap-money era brings risks and opportunities

25 Jan 2023

Benign macroeconomic conditions have boosted infrastructure investments over the past decade. But with higher interest rates, investors in the asset class will have to show they can create true value, says Darryl Murphy.

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Time to rethink collateral cash

13 Dec 2022

In this Q&A, Alastair Sewell explains why investors need to urgently rethink their approaches to collateral cash management.

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Inflation, yield curves and energy prices: The outlook for buy-and-maintain credit

30 Nov 2022

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Iain Forrester and Matthew Raque from our buy-and-maintain credit team discuss the impact of the current environment on portfolios, where they are finding value, and how they are integrating these considerations in their net-zero plans.

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Building better: Investing in the climate transition through real assets

15 Nov 2022

Investors in real assets can propel the transition to a more sustainable future while also benefiting from portfolio diversification and attractive returns, says Mark Meiklejon.

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Alpha, asset stranding and action: The state of play in Climate Transition Credit

6 Oct 2022

Will new climate legislation accelerate the transition, or will the energy crisis hamper it? Thomas Chinery and Justine Vroman assess the implications for strategically positioned bondholders.

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Resilience and selectivity: The outlook for real estate long income

5 Oct 2022

Renos Booth, Isabel Gossling and Kris McPhail from our real estate long income team discuss the strengths of long-income strategies in a period of high inflation and rising rates.

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Inflation, volatility and net zero: The outlook for real estate equity

12 Sep 2022

Ben Sanderson and James Stevens from our real estate team discuss risks and opportunities for property investors amid changing work patterns, rising inflation and the race to net zero.

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What does the data say? Real Assets in focus

26 Aug 2022

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at some of the key recent trends in the real asset universe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Schemes need a clear strategy for managing longevity risk

4 Feb 2022

Increasing longevity is an important risk facing the trustees of defined benefit pension schemes. By offering a promise for life to members, they bear the risk that members live longer than expected.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A quarterly publication which encapsulates the thinking of our investment team.

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