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INVESTORS LOOK TO ILLIQUIDS FOR RETURNS

“Illiquids” have been in the spotlight, as the UK Government increasingly looks to the private sector for investment in infrastructure and new technologies. We examine the investment characteristics of illiquid investments, how they are accessed, and their connection to ESG.

BOARD DIVERSITY AND INVESTMENT OUTCOMES

The concept of diversity on corporate boards of directors goes beyond demographics like gender or race. From an investment point of view, a wide range of perspectives is essential to strengthening a company’s governance, which in turn is more likely to lead to good outcomes for investors. We take a look at how board diversity leads to value creation.

BEYOND THE UK: THE BENEFITS OF GLOBAL DIVERSIFICATION

A “home bias” to UK equities is a key part of a pension portfolio, but there’s a compelling case for further diversification into other regional equity markets. We take a look at the US, Europe, Asia, and emerging markets, which together offer a broad array of characteristics, from sector diversity to a wider range of risk/reward profiles. 

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Topical insight from our fund manager strategic partners Schroders, BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors.