Global Macro Shifts delivers in-depth macro-economic, thematic and asset allocation research to help you consider portfolio-level decisions featuring the analysis and views of Franklin Templeton Investments.
Sampension, the DKK325.6 billion labour-market Danish pension fund has found a rich seam investing in AAA-rated CLOs where it earns a pick-up from traditional fixed income in loans with low default rates. The head of credit Anders Tauber Lassen says the fund feels "quite comfortable taking this type of risk".
Sarah RundellNovember 6, 2019
Templeton Global Macro's investment experts share their latest update to global ESG scores and profile three countries with improving scores, and two with deteriorating scores.
Franklin TempletonOctober 14, 2019
There has been widespread adoption and more board engagement since the launch of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations in 2017 but more work is needed to get a uniform and comparable approach to climate change disclosure across the investment community.
Sarah RundellSeptember 30, 2019
Plastic production is projected to triple by 2050, yet only 14 per cent of plastic packaging is now collected for recycling. Consumers are beginning to reject the use of single use plastic and if this continues the financial impacts could be significant. So what is the role of asset owners in bringing this to light?
Conrad MacKerronAugust 21, 2019
The $27 billion Nebraska Investment Council is conducting a deep dive into its fixed income portfolio, inviting up to 25 current and potential external managers to pitch their best ideas. The process begins by wiping any preconceived notions around the allocation’s role in the overall portfolio and justifying its place as if from scratch. It ends two years later with the issuing of mandates.
Sarah RundellJuly 22, 2019
International pensions adviser at PRIME bv, Peter Kraneveld, looks at how different China scenarios could impact portfolios.
Peter KraneveldJune 7, 2019
The impact of inequality, the skills gap in employment, looming cyber risks and the fragility in Europe makes the chiefs of five financial services firms wary about the outlook for the global economy, delegates at the Milken Institute Global Conference heard.
Amanda WhiteMay 15, 2019
Japan has been progressive in the development of a stewardship code and a corporate governance code but to make real impact asset owners need to be more proactive in holding boards and executives of their investee companies accountable.
Nicholas BenesMay 6, 2019