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  • Sustainable infrastructure: it’s not just about clean energy download

    White papers 11 October 2019

    Decarbonising existing infrastructure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reinforce investment returns...

  • How Global Investment Grade Can Help Pension Schemes Deliver Their Promises download

    White papers 7 August 2019

    With many defined pension schemes in negative cashflow, interest in cashflow-driven investing (CDI) is increasing. We believe the $11.3 trillion global investment grade credit universe offers the best means of maximising potential returns from a core CDI strategy. Moreover, advances in technology allow us to build portfolios more quickly, optimising returns and limiting risk.

  • Ri Tool: A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective Responsible Investment | March 2019

    White papers 4 July 2019

    Our proprietary responsible investment ratings is an innovative tool that combines ESG and financial stewardship data to create a single company rating for 5,500 listed equities globally. So how do our PMs use it?

  • Ri Tool: A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective download

    White papers 4 July 2019

    Our proprietary responsible investment ratings is an innovative tool that combines ESG and financial stewardship data to create a single company rating for 5,500 listed equities globally. So how do our PMs use it?

  • A Guide To Responsible Investment Ratings At Columbia Threadneedle Investments download

    White papers 4 July 2019

    Our proprietary responsible investment (RI) ratings provide our global investment team with a robust responsible investment framework and enhanced analysis of over 5,500 companies around the world.

  • The Future Of Food: Eat Or Be Eaten download

    White papers 30 May 2019

    The impact of the food value chain to both the global economy and financial markets is huge But food systems face multiple challenges, from climate change to population growth and unsustainable practices There are investable opportunities with solutions to enhance the sustainability and health of our food systems, and financial markets can play a role in supporting these...

  • Responsible Investment Quarterly download

    White papers 21 March 2019

    The contents of this issue, covers Q4 2018. Foreword from Iain Richards, Head of Responsible Investment Portfolio Manager Viewpoint – Investing for a changing world: a sustainable equities outlook, by Pauline Grange, Portfolio Manager, and Rose Beale, Thematic Analyst. A new age of infrastructure, by Ingrid Edmund, Senior Portfolio Manager Airports flying high: a social perspective, by Ben Kelly, Senior Thematic Analyst SASB update: codification of ...

  • Responsible Investment: From confusion to concrete data download

    White papers 21 March 2019

    Today’s investors don’t need to be convinced of the need to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to manage risk and optimise performance. Indeed, many also want to assess, understand and measure the wider implications of their investment choices.

  • How Airports Are Flying High: A Social Perspective download

    White papers 21 February 2019

    Holding airport bonds in our social strategies often raises questions. But aviation brings huge social and economic benefits, and is making great environmental strides...

  • US mid-term elections – an investor’s view download

    White papers 15 November 2018

    A Q&A with the Head of US Equities, EMEA, which discusses the significance of the forthcoming US mid-terms, Nadia’s outlook for the US economy and market, and how our portfolios are positioned in light of this.

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals: A touchstone for today’s responsible investor? download

    White papers 7 November 2018

    Investors are increasingly seeking to understand and measure the wider consequences of where they allocate their capital. In this article, we look at how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help to inform investor choices.

  • Air pollution: Sustainable development and investment opportunity download

    White papers 7 November 2018

    The World Health Organisation estimates that air pollution contributes to seven million deaths per year, largely concentrated in South East Asia and the Western Pacific.

  • Social momentum: How the bond market has an eye on the future download

    White papers 1 November 2018

    Just over a decade ago, in 2007, the iPhone made its debut, Tesla unveiled its first electric car, and the England football team returned home to the new Wembley stadium.

  • Will a sweltering summer heat up interest in responsible investment? download

    White papers 1 November 2018

    After exceptionally high temperatures, drought, floods and wildfires, will this catalyse investment in strategies that target climate-related risks and opportunities?

  • Tackling financial exclusion through the financial markets download

    White papers 6 July 2018

    We have never lived in a more interconnected society. We can communicate with friends and colleagues on the other side of the planet in the blink of an eye, and have more access to more information than ever before.

  • Time to catch rising Asian ESG tide download

    White papers 31 May 2018

    Asian governments now prioritise sustainable economic growth over ‘growth at any cost’, yet there remains a wide disparity in ESG standards in the region.

  • Asset Allocation Update: Strong earnings prompt US equities upgrade download

    White papers 30 May 2018

    Amid background noise such as ongoing trade skirmishes involving the US, the evolving Chinese economy and geo-political tensions, we have spent time analysing recent market movements and the implications for risk assets.

  • How to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals through savings and investments download

    White papers 19 March 2018

    With increasing interest from clients to know how asset managers can help them contribute to the UN SDGs, we take a closer look at some of the strategies that can be deployed to achieve this.

  • Daisuke Nomoto: Japan - more tailwinds than headwinds for 2018 download

    White papers 13 March 2018

    With GDP on a sustained growth track, supported by structural reforms and the Bank of Japan’s accommodative monetary policy, we maintain a positive outlook for the region.

  • Reaction: Italian election download

    White papers 7 March 2018

    The Italian election result looks messy, but we do not believe that the chances of Italy leaving the eurozone have gone up materially.

  • Responsible Investment Quarterly: Q4 2017 download

    White papers 7 March 2018

    On the heels of two good years in the bond market, the best days for fixed income are likely behind us.

  • Technology and ‘mega-trends’ to drive US equity performance download

    White papers 17 January 2018

    US equities have outperformed global equities since the beginning of the recovery because the US economy was initially the sole engine of global growth, as European countries wrestled with the Eurozone crisis.

  • The UK’s demise is overstated download

    White papers 17 January 2018

    UK equities reached all-time highs in 2017, but relative to world stocks (in US dollar terms) they were laggards.

  • Generating social alpha without sacrificing investment returns download

    White papers 9 November 2017

    In recent years, European investor engagement with Responsible Investment (RI) has gathered momentum. Some of this growth could be a result of the open and proactive attitude to RI among European policymakers and institutions. But impact investment has also soared in popularity as European investors have begun to consider the effects of their invested capital more deeply.

  • European social bond strategy download

    White papers 9 November 2017

    A European credit strategy with an innovative social focus that unlocks the full potential of corporate bonds to deliver both financial and social returns.

  • Responsible Investment Quarterly: Q2 2017 download

    White papers 8 September 2017

    The second quarter of any year is a busy period in responsible investment, but this year more than ever.

  • The beginning of India’s transformation download

    White papers 18 July 2017

    Events in 2017 confirm that that India is at a turning point, with Narenda Modi’s reformist BJP party winning a sweeping victory in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Argentina: the ‘emerging’ emerging market download

    White papers 18 July 2017

    Despite not being upgraded to emerging market status this year, the outlook for Argentina remains positive.

  • Why the active vs. passive debate is largely moot for European insurers download

    White papers 18 July 2017

    Insurance companies typically have reasonably static portfolios, which change little from year to year.

  • Putting clients first as Brexit begins download

    White papers 18 July 2017

    The Brexit negotiations will determine the shape of the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, setting out the structural framework within which asset managers and other businesses will need to operate.

  • Responsible Investment Quarterly: Q1 2017 download

    White papers 11 July 2017

    Welcome to a new format for our quarterly report. 2017 is shaping up to be an interesting year. In terms of voting, we expect to see a number of areas of focus.

  • Asset Allocation Update: UK earnings forecasts unchanged despite headwinds download

    White papers 22 June 2017

    Developments in the UK have led us to renew our focus on the region in recent weeks, amidst the start of Brexit negotiations and the general election.

  • Asset Allocation Monthly: May 2017 download

    White papers 1 June 2017

    We have recently increased our equity rating to favour from neutral on the back of lower political risk and positive earnings developments.

  • The emerging markets cloud receding download

    White papers 1 June 2017

    As US rhetoric on trade protectionism softens, investors are focusing on emerging markets’ fundamental attractions once more as productivity improvements and fast-growing young populations are driving superior economic growth.

  • How should investors approach US infrastructure? download

    White papers 1 June 2017

    Improving and expanding US infrastructure involves more than building roads and bridges.

  • Trumponomics: What could go right? download

    White papers 1 June 2017

    When it comes to policy, there are things that can go right and things that can go wrong – particularly so with Trumponomics.

  • Trump unnerves Asia download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    The new US administration’s trade and foreign policy threatens to unsettle relations with Asia-Pacific nations. It is commonplace to say that the election of President Donald Trump has created uncertainty and nervousness among both US’s allies and its rivals.

  • Southeast Asia’s credit stability download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    Credit rating agencies are optimistic that  Southeast Asian countries will weather the fallout from developments in other regions. Southeast Asia appears vulnerable to several forces it can do little to control.

  • Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect opens for traffic download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    Offering a bridge for international investors accessing China’s ‘new economy’, policymakers are confident in Stock Connect’s future. China’s recent policy initiatives to attract international investors to its equities markets have struggled.

  • Indonesia’s reforms gather momentum download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    Jokowi’s administration is making progress and pleasing investors in a region troubled by political controversies. Expectations were high when Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s presidential election in 2014.

  • How China rules the waves download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    FT investigation: Beijing has spent billions expanding its ports network to secure sea lanes and establish itself as a maritime power. Pakistan’s Arabian Sea port of Gwadar is perched on the world’s energy jugular. Sea lanes nearby carry most of China’s oil imports; any  disruption could choke the world’s second-largest economy.

  • Asian fund passports’ slow progress download

    White papers 28 April 2017

    While passports are likely to accelerate growth in the  local fund industry, national interests are hindering their development.

  • Asset Allocation Monthly: March 2017 download

    White papers 31 March 2017

    Global equity markets are near all-time highs, bond markets are relatively calm, and currency volatility is reasonably low.

  • French elections: what to expect should Le Pen prevail download

    White papers 23 March 2017

    Mark Burgess looks at what a Le Pen presidency could mean for France, Europe and the broader global landscape and argues that the immediate reaction of markets is likely to be a spike in volatility for French assets due to the uncertainty of what is to come.

  • Tackling the ‘unknown unknowns’: how active managers manage unforeseen risks download

    White papers 23 March 2017

    The best active managers never resort to blaming events seemingly outside of their control for poor performance. Rather, they work harder to overcome such hurdles, listening to a wide range of views, inviting challenge and working closely with others to refine their process so as to retain that all-important edge.

  • [Full paper] Outnumbered but not outpaced – the bold change we need for female fund manager talent to break through download

    White papers 23 March 2017

    While financial services has made some progress towards parity, asset management remains an outlier with only 7% female representation.

  • [Summary] Outnumbered but not outpaced – the bold change we need for female fund manager talent to break through download

    White papers 23 March 2017

    While financial services has made some progress towards parity, asset management remains an outlier with only 7% female representation. Alison Jefferis argues that it’s time to embrace bold change to redress the balance as the industry is missing out on a deep pool of talent and resources.

  • Behavioural Interventions Series: Paper Three Committed, Disengaged, Suspicious or Falsely Secure - What type of pension saver are you? download

    White papers 21 February 2017

    Saving for retirement is for most a complex and inaccessible topic, which is perhaps why many people switch off rather than engage with it head-on.

  • Mind the gap: Overcoming the cognitive barriers to saving for retirement download

    White papers 6 September 2016

    In this paper, Chris Wagstaff considers how reasonably simple behavioural interventions can be used by policymakers, regulators and the pensions community to improve saving decisions.

  • [Summary] What constitutes a first class pensions system? Adopting a global perspective of what defines a good retirement outcome download

    White papers 6 September 2016

    In this paper, Chris Wagstaff takes a comprehensive look at pension systems worldwide; identifying those enduring principles with universal application that characterise an ideal pensions system and ultimately contribute to that all-important holy grail: generating a comfortable retirement for savers.

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