Ageing populations in the west causing shrinking of the workforce, mismatches in jobs and qualifications, and the rise of new technology is all contributing to the transformation of the labour markets, according to PGIM’s latest megatrends report. Participant: • Jakob Wilhelmus, director at PGIM’s Thematic Research group Moderator: • Julia Newbould, managing editor at Conexus […]
Integrating biodiversity into investment decisions

Integrating biodiversity into investment decisions

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Greater access to information from companies and associations on geospatial analysis combined with the acceleration and exponential destruction of the ecosystem has prompted biodiversity to becoming a hot topic in making investment decisions. Conexus Financial managing editor Julia Newbould talks to Newton Investment Management global head of sustainable investment Therese Niklasson. Participant: • Therese Niklasson, […]
Episode 7 - Jakob Wilhelmus

Food for thought

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Our food system needs to be more productive and sustainable with increased demand, changing diets and an outdated production system. According to PGIM thematic research group director Jakob Wilhelmus, there are two main challenges in the food chain right now – our current food system is outdated and secondly the devastating impact on the environment […]
Balanced portfolios will be more volatile without the “natural hedge” provided by a negative correlation between stocks and bonds, but diversification will remain a powerful tool to protect portfolios, according to Noah Weisberger, managing director in the Institutional Advisory & Solutions group at PGIM.
The world is experiencing the results of an underinvestment in traditional oil/gas energy infrastructure which was compounded by Covid- 19, when some companies believed that peak oil demand had arrived pulling back even more on investment, then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the disruption is overlaid with the longer-term focus on energy transition. We look at both sides of the demand and supply puzzle.
With volatility a strong theme of markets and economies over 2022, some investors have de-risked their portfolios and lost their stomach for riskier emerging markets investments but Alex Khosla, emerging markets and Asia equities portfolio manager at sustainable investment manager Newton Investment Management, argues emerging markets still offer value if you know how to find it.
In episode 130, Investment Magazine's Julia Newbould speaks to Tom Nelson, head of thematic equity at Ninety One about energy markets.
A shift towards positive correlation between stocks and bonds is likely, and this phenomenon could persist for many years if history is a guide and this could lead to a “much more volatile world” for those trying to maintain balanced portfolios and may force investors to either raise their risk budgets or lower their return expectations, according to Dr Noah Weisberger, managing director at PGIM IAS group.
In episode 127, Investment Magazine's Julia Newbould speaks to Richard Bullock, senior geopolitical strategist at Newton Investment Management about today’s economic environment.
CEO Bernard Reilly and chair Don Luke - Australian Retirement Trust

Reflections and learnings from a mega merger: Australian Retirement Trust

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CEO Bernard Reilly and chair Don Luke of Australian Retirement Trust joined us at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in June 2022 for a fireside chat on how the fund is adapting and progressing post-merger, and what is next on the agenda for Australia’s newest mega fund. This session was hosted by Michael Baldwin, global head of external relationships & deputy CEO, Conexus Financial.
Mike Henry BHP
In this live recording from the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in June 2022, BHP chief executive, Mike Henry, explores the growing role of mined commodities in the global energy transition. This fireside chat was hosted by Amanda White, director of institutional content, Conexus Financial.
In the second episode of the podcast series 'Insight for outcomes', Michelle Teng, vice president and co-head of the private assets research program in PGIM’s Institutional Advisory & Solutions (IAS) group, speaks with Julia Newbould, acting editor at Investment Magazine about how climate change and early release schemes can affect super funds and the wider economy.