Trends

Surveys/Studies
Nonprofits Lead ESG Incorporation, Which Is Down Among Institutional Investors: Survey

Institutional investor incorporation of ESG into investment decision-making processes was down year-over-year, however, foundations and endowments integrated ESG at the highest rate, according to a recent survey.

12.01.22
Surveys/Studies
Managers Increase Product Offerings To Set Themselves Apart Ahead Of Market Uncertainties: Study

The managers are looking to drive continued inflows and be better positioned for the future through their performance, product development and regulatory compliance.

12.01.22
ESG
Canadian Pension Divests Carbon Intensive Assets

A major public pension in Canada aims to achieve a net-zero portfolio by 2050.

11.23.22
ESG
U.S. Labor Department To Allow ESG Considerations

New rule allows plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors.

11.22.22
Trends
Currency Hedging & The U.S. Dollar: An Opportunity

The relative strength of the U.S. dollar in recent months has industry experts feeling it is an opportune time for some institutions to expose their portfolios to currency hedging.

11.21.22
Surveys/Studies
Plan Sponsors Admit Inflation, Interest Rates Are Biggest Concerns For Markets: Survey

Corporate and healthcare pension plan sponsors agree that combating inflation and rising interest rates are among the biggest risks to markets over the next year, according to a recent survey.

11.17.22
Trends
Q3 2022: Private Credit Hires Remain Constant As Opportunities Persist

Private credit remains an attractive investment opportunity for institutional investors as manager hires remained consistent in the third quarter, FIN Searches data shows.

11.14.22
Industry News
Institutions Must Hedge Against Tail Risks In Uncertain Times: Study

Many institutions are not prepared for rare and unexpected tail risks that keep them up at night such as an unexpected liquidity crunch or a cyberattack, but investors can hedge against these risks to prepare for the worst, a new study finds.

11.10.22
Industry News
Texas Plans Remain With BlackRock While Eliminating Direct Holdings

Texas state governmental agencies appear to be continuing external manager relationships with BlackRock while being forced to divest direct holdings exposure to the firm as it is included in Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s initial list of financial companies that boycott energy companies.

11.09.22
Trends
Existing Managers Have Allocator Attention, Identifying Core Tasks: Study

Asset allocators are now spending more time meeting with existing managers than they were in 2020, according to a new study.

11.03.22