2019 Top 400 ranking: 21
One of the UK's largest active managers, managing assets across fixed income, risk management strategies including liability-driven investment and currency risk management, absolute return and multi-asset capabilities.
BNY Mellon Centre
160 Queen Victoria Street
Since the financial crisis eight years ago, banks have been forced to reduce the scale of their lending as a result of increased regulation.
Investors may not have to look towards the lower end of the credit ratings spectrum in order to earn higher yields than those currently avail- able in investment grade corporate bonds.
Emerging market fixed income is a maturing asset class. Its rapid growth in size, scale and complexity has meant that investors have had to adapt their investment approach over time to gain appropriate exposure given the many different risk and return drivers at play across the full spectrum. We believe a total return multi-asset approach is likely to play an increasingly important role in investor allocation behaviour.
Institutional investors have increased expo- sure to real assets over the last several years as the low return, low inflation backdrop has fuelled demand for alternative investments as a source of income. While most of the interest and flows have gone towards property and infrastructure investments, farmland investments have so far been underrepresented in institutional portfolios despite boasting equally, if not more, appealing characteristics.
At Insight, we believe that incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks within credit analysis, alongside other investment considerations, is achievable and beneficial for investors.
As pension schemes mature many are reaching the tipping point at which payments to retirees exceed contributions and income from investment. Insight Investment’s Olaf John highlights how secured finance investments can help pension schemes manage cash flows while generating growth
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