Helga Birgden

Hedge Funds

The metamorphosis of passive managers

Industry funds, with their ideology and history of affecting change due to profit-for-member motives, have been instrumental in driving transformation over the past decade, pressuring passive fund managers to vote their stock in companies. Investment Magazine examines how this is changing the skill set of passive managers and if this will impact on costs. Increasing pressure […]
Hedge Funds

How to allocate to combat climate risk

A climate change report from Mercer has given investors a practical framework for monitoring and managing climate risk, shifting the discussion from philosophical agreement to practical investment implementation. Mercer has outlined extensive dynamic investment modelling that analyses changes in the return expectations of assets between 2015 and 2050 driven by four climate change scenarios and […]
Hedge Funds

Scenario analysis tool for climate change created

A scenario analysis tool that allows investors to model the impact of climate change on asset allocation is soon to be available from Mercer. The tool has been developed with economic and scientific research compiled by Mercer, economic consultants NERA and insurance consultancy Guy Carpenter, supported by the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and […]