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  • Markets look for EU to take the lead on green recovery

    Momentum is growing for the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic to have a strong green thrust, as the UK’s mini-Budget and comments by European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde made clear this week. Capital market participants are enthusiastic about the prospect and expect it to further green the markets — but how far the drive goes will ultimately depend on politics, write Mike Turner, Jon Hay and Jasper Cox.

    • 09 Jul 2020
  • Corona crisis plunges UK university assets into uncertainty

    UK universities face financial peril. Having been shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, some risk going bust, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Meanwhile, as accommodation operators grant refunds to students who are locked out and locked down, CMBS deals backed by student accommodation may survive, if sufficient numbers return to residences when the next academic year begins. Silas Brown and Tom Brown report.

    • 09 Jul 2020
  • Gordian Knot team plan return with corporate receivables venture

    Nicholas Sossidis and Stephen Partridge-Hicks, the founders of investment manager Gordian Knot and pioneers of structured investment vehicles, are planning the firm’s comeback in the securitization market, with a new venture focused on corporate receivables ready to launch.

    • 09 Jul 2020
  • Global warming temperature scores to radically simplify green investing

    CDP, the leading platform through which companies report their carbon emissions, has become the latest organisation to launch a potentially influential system of temperature ratings, so investors can work out how much global warming each company’s plans will theoretically lead to — and hence the overall temperature of a portfolio.

    • 07 Jul 2020
  • Critical hedge fund sees better way to do ESG

    Environmental, social and governance investors have been patting themselves on the back this year because their funds have tended to outperform during the coronavirus crisis. But a San Francisco hedge fund believes they are doing a poor job of shielding investors from the general risk of the stockmarket and more quantitative methods would improve the outcome.

    • 02 Jul 2020