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Green bond issuance by banks set to increase

Green bonds may represent a tiny proportion of bank borrowings but that share is set to rise, says a S&P Global Ratings report.

Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

Green bond issuance set to rise in 2018

Strengthening green bond market fundamentals are likely to result in a 30 per cent increase in self-labelled instruments globally this year, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings.

Investment professionals inconsistent on factor design portfolio choices

Investment professionals are conflicted about score-based factor design choices and statistical beta-based risk analysis, according to a survey.

Institutional investors brace for global equity market correction

Seven out of 10 (71 per cent) institutional investors expect a global equity market correction of more than 10 per cent within 18 months, including nearly half (47 per cent) who expect it to happen within a year.

ESG factors need to be embraced by institutional investors in 2018 says research

The move from quantitative easing to quantitative tightening, preparing for late cycle dynamics, political fragmentation and stewardship in the 21st century are the investment themes institutional investors should be considering for 2018.

Institutional investors challenge perceptions of CEOs on disruptive innovations

There is a significant gap between institutional investor expectations for disruption and how well prepared CEOs say their companies are to seize the opportunity disruption presents, according to a report from EY.

Phase out of Libor has little or no effect on structured finance transactions tied to benchmark

With Libor and other inter-bank offered rate (IBOR) benchmarks expected to end in 2021, transactions tied to them may not be impacted, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings.