Impact analysis for real assets and the building out of a new benchmarking framework for carbon emissions are two internal projects that will bring a deeper ESG focus to the soon-to-be rebranded fund's investment team.
While divestment is a useful tool to communicate concerns of climate risk to stakeholders, it is not an optimal investment strategy, in part because it ignores short-term benchmark risk. A research paper by MSCI provides a framework for evaluating ways to reduce two dimensions of carbon exposure – current carbon emissions and potential future emissions […]
There is a gulf between perception and reality of risk exposures by investment teams and committees, according to Roger McIntosh, head of investments at the Labour Union Co-operative Retirement Fund (LUCRF). Such lack of accurate insight into funds’ exposures has led him to introduce a risk assessment tool, MSCI’s Barra One, which is also being […]
The European Union will survive and the US economy will bounce back, according to international experts speaking at a CMSF plenary session. Andreas Huebner, senior managing director of Lazard, said the “EU will survive no problem” but acknowledged there was a long way to go, with economic fundamentals still weak. He sees the real problem […]
Industry Funds Management (IFM) has won a $100-million mandate from health and community services industry superannuation fund HESTA, which wants its Australian stock investments to produce as little carbon dioxide as possible. Melbourne-based IFM, which manages about $33 billion, says it can measure carbon dioxide in its portfolio with the help of Morgan Stanley Capital […]