Buy side Archive

Jan 15, 2020
BlackRock signals renewed climate focus
BlackRock has this week made major announcements highlighting renewed efforts to integrate climate change into its investment process – putting greater pressure on boards to act on the firm’s climate-related concerns raised during engagements.  In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock chair and CEO Larry Fink notes that climate change ‘has become a defining factor in com...
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Dec 16, 2019
UK non-profit prioritizes importance of impact investing for pension funds
UK pension funds lead the list of targets for the Impact Investing Institute next year, in the latest example of asset owners pressuring asset managers to integrate ESG factors into their decision-making process. Launched in November in London, the Impact Investing Institute is an independent non-profit formed by a group of impact investment advocates. It believes impact investment helps pension holders reconnect with the purpose of capital while satisfying a strong...
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Nov 21, 2019
Fund manager profile: Andy Nigg, head of US and global sustainable equities at J Safra Sarasin
Andy Nigg joined Bank J Safra Sarasin in 2018 as head of US & global sustainable equities and is now responsible for sustainable US portfolios. As an international group committed to sustainability, J Safra Sarasin is well established through its banks in more than 25 locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. A global symbol of private banking and wealth management, the group emphasizes security and well-managed conservative gr...
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Nov 19, 2019
How IROs understand ETF rebalancing
Chip Newcom, director of investor relations at Equinix At Equinix, three of our top five shareholders are passive index managers representing more than 20 percent of our registry. During the first half of 2018, Vanguard, our largest shareholder and also the largest passive investor in the real estate sector, rebalanced its real estate investment trust (Reit) funds from tracking the MSCI US REIT Index to the broader MSCI US IMI Real Estate 25/50 Inde...
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Oct 30, 2019
Advisory Intelligence: Looking forward to the holidays – investors remain bullish about consumer sector
Sponsored content As we enter November, investors in the consumer sector have their eyes firmly focused on the upcoming holiday season. Given the robust performance of the US consumer this year, most are predicting healthy returns for the nation’s retailers. But optimism is being tempered by a few factors, such as the ongoing trade talks with China and weaker-than-expected consumer spending growth in September. The latest jobs report, which saw un...
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Oct 29, 2019
Trust is basis of company-investor relationship, says Fideuram portfolio manager
IR Magazine spoke with Lorenzo Crispoltoni, senior portfolio manager and head of equity & alternative investments at Fideuram, at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place on October 2-3. Crispoltoni talked about what makes a great investor relations officer, how often he meets with IR and senior management as part of his investment process, and how recent regulatory changes have helped to improve his relationships with listed compan...
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