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Podcasts

IFI Global is building a podcast library for alternative fund business. Interviews are conducted with leaders in the industry including in fund & risk governance, ESG as well as in the range of areas covered by SIS: fund domiciliation, independent directors, ManCos & service providers.

SII Sustainable Investment Intelligence

Sustainable investment analysis & expertise. SII specialises in sustainable investment for institutions & other professional investors. The publication includes an Environmental Investment Monitor which focuses on allocations by institutional investors to the main sustainable investment sectors as well as the funds covering those areas.

There are both individual & group corporate subscription rates. Please contact Tamara Sims for details.

Clean energy investment hits a record in 2023

Global investment in the low-carbon energy transition surged 17% in 2023, reaching $1.77 trillion, according to Energy Transition Investment Trends 2024, a report published by BloombergNEF (BNEF).

UK pension fund allocations

SII has recorded the allocations of the largest 50 UK pension funds that report on the individual sustainable sectors and schemes that they invest in. The overall assets of the pension funds analysed is just over £800 billion ($1 trillion).

Yet more wind energy problems

Ørsted, the world’s largest producer of wind energy, continues to struggle. It has announced a raft of cost-cutting measures after posting around £2.2bn worth of losses for 2023.

The Tracker

ManCo intelligence & changes to European fund structures. The Tracker specialises in the impact of regulatory change & Brexit on the European fund industry. It is the only publication that regularly covers ManCo development across the EU fund centres. 

 

There are both individual & group corporate subscription rates. Please contact Tamara Sims for details.

Sustainable sector investing

Investment into the main sustainable sectors is growing rapidly. Allocating to these sustainable sectors avoids the ESG baggage, which is becoming problematic. Sustainable sector investing could develop into its own asset class.

Growing macro risk

Macro risks are growing. Are those with fund risk oversight responsibilities at ManCos and fund boards ready for what may well be dramatic period in the markets this autumn? The Tracker looks at macro issues that could destabilise markets.

Fund Structuring Tracker

The Tracker is launching a service to monitor developments in the use of European fund structures by US managers. It also monitors changes in domiciliation selection and distribution arrangements by US managers, as well as use of ManCos.

FSI

Advice & intelligence for US managers going offshore or coming to Europe. FSI is for US managers & their advisors looking for independent intelligence on fund structuring matters when expanding overseas. 

 

There are both individual & group corporate subscription rates. Please contact Tamara Sims for details.

Good Governance Guide launch

The Good Governance Guide analyses the state of fund governance across the international industry, with intelligence on the entities involved. It is multiple reports over several months. It starts with analysis of third-party AIFMs in the EU for US managers.

Tokenisation

Tokenisation is being adopted by funds across multiple asset classes. It has huge implications for fund governance. A summary of the discussion that FSI hosted on this topic in Miami recently.

Irish ‘fitness & probity’ problems

The CBI has commissioned an independent review of its ‘fitness and probity’ approval process following a critical judgment from the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal over its refusal to approve a perspective fund director’s application.

Macro Weekly

Macro-economic & geopolitical analysis for the investment industry. IFI Global’s Macro Weekly focuses on the impact of macro-economic & geopolitical events on the fund industry & its investors.

 

There are both individual & group corporate subscription rates. Please contact Tamara Sims for details.

A big shock for global markets from Japan

The Bank of Japan said that it is going to loosen its yield curve control (YCC) policy, without giving markets  any prior indication that it was going to do this.

A good year so far for crypto

2023 is turning out to be a much better year for crypto currencies, after many well documented disasters in 2022 .

More disappointment from Germany

The IMF warned last week that Germany will be the worst-performing major economy in the world this year as its manufacturing sector remains under pressure .

The NED

The only publication devoted to fund & risk governance. The NED focuses on governance for investors as well as for those who serve on fund boards & asset managers. It covers director selection issues in detail as well as the governance challenges in emerging asset classes like digital and the sustainable investment sectors. View our Director Database.

 

There are both individual & group corporate subscription rates. Please contact Tamara Sims for details.

The Good Governance Guide

The Good Governance Guide starts with a report on the role and value of third-party AIFMs in EU fund governance. It is followed in March with a report on the governance value of offshore fund boards. Includes suggested rating criteria for investors.

Irish ‘fitness & probity’ problems

The CBI has commissioned an independent review of its ‘fitness and probity’ approval process following a critical judgment from the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal over its refusal to approve a perspective fund director’s application

Irish roundtable

Highlights the podcast roundtable that The NED hosted to discuss fund governance in Ireland. It’s the second in a series of podcast roundtables that The NED is hosting with the main international fund jurisdictions this year.

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