Unified ESG investment standards bode well for the industry’s credibility, but new disclosure requirements and record-high inflation are testing the market’s patience for sustainable solutions.
Dry powder has been slow to deploy amid lower interest rates pre-2022, the pandemic and difficulty in finding deals, industry insiders told AsianInvestor.
Asian consumer companies received the majority of the total capital deployed by sovereign wealth funds throughout a record-breaking year of direct investments.
Fullerton joins Hamilton Lane and Partners Group in tokenising funds on the platform, to tap new sources of capital.
The environmental impact of investment portfolios dominated headlines in 2021, but institutions will only increase their risk if they fail to address the social and governance principles of ESG as well, according to New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund.
Volatile geopolitics, unpredictable monetary policy and generational differences in priorities means sovereign wealth funds will have their work cut out for them in the coming decades.
Measuring the environmental impact of investments is difficult, and measuring the social impact is harder still. However, this hasn’t stopped asset owners and managers from searching for better measurement techniques.
Investors appear to have reset their short-term expectations and risk tolerance across asset classes due to higher-than-expected inflation, the rise of interest rates, and the war in Ukraine.
ESG regulations and frameworks lack consistency across the investable landscape leaving asset owners and managers in search of alignment. This panel spoke to the challenges of fulfilling an ESG mandate in an uncertain world.
Many of the world’s largest asset owners are investing in infrastructure for the metaverse, which is set to be the next evolution of the internet.
What is the Metaverse beyond the buzzword? Dutch pension fund APG shares its views on the evolving tech landscape and how it could be leveraged for investment and client services.
With supply chain issues worsening, labour shortages, and a spike in energy prices, 2021 saw inflation rates rise to levels unseen in nearly four decades.