A public misperception of insurance companies as faceless entities that do their best to avoid paying claims is not only unfounded, but potentially causing members to miss out on a wide range of benefits, industry figures say.
There are powerful forces changing the quantitative communities around the world. These include heavy competition in asset management, a desperate need to stand-out in an overcrowded field and readily available datasets and coding libraries.
Measuring the impact of investments aligned with UN sustainability development goals is something all asset owners are struggling with. However, progress is critical for responsible investing to evolve, says Rob Fowler, former head of investment execution at HESTA.