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Institutional investors urged to target China
Institutional investors should consider greater allocations to China to benefit from long-term opportunities and help manage their risk, analysis by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) suggests.
30th November 2020
Investors with $9trn in assets call for Paris-aligned accounts
Investors with over $9trn (£6.8trn) in assets under management have called on Europe's largest companies to reflect the implications of delivering the Paris Agreement in their financial statements.
16th November 2020
Solution launched to help investors align with Paris Agreement
A new solution has been launched today to help institutional investors align their portfolios with the Paris Agreement's aim of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
11th November 2020
Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures announced
Pension schemes, insurance companies, asset managers and banks will all be forced to disclose their financial exposure to climate change by 2025 under new rules unveiled by the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday.
10th November 2020
Half of UK pension savers facing uncomfortable retirement, BlackRock finds
More than half of defined contribution (DC) pension savers in the UK do not believe they are on track to live the kind of lifestyle they want in retirement, a survey by BlackRock has uncovered.
9th November 2020
Support for climate-related financial disclosures soars
The number of organisations that have expressed support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has increased by 85% over the last year.
30th October 2020
Global assets under management top $100trn for first time
Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s 500 largest asset managers exceeded $100trn (£76.8trn) for the first time last year – totalling $104.4trn.
26th October 2020
Asset managers failing to consider gender diversity
Less than half of asset managers around the world consider gender diversity when researching potential investments, despite recognising its importance within their own firms.
21st October 2020
Just Group issues green bond in UK first
Just Group has become the first company in the UK's insurance sector to issue a green bond, raising £250m for investment in green infrastructure.
16th October 2020
Investors report growing ESG engagement
A growing number of investment firms are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics into their decision-making worldwide, an annual survey by Russell Investments has uncovered.
12th October 2020