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Green loan deals increased fourfold in 2018

Global green and environmental, social and governance (ESG) loan volume increased fourfold in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a report by Refinitiv.

Investment opportunities abound across all alternatives

In the current environment investors are looking to increase returns and reduce risk by focusing on assets that generate stable streams of income and benefit from the rising volatility, according to a JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) report on alternatives.

Infrastructure in need of standardised sustainability factors

Although infrastructure investing is area familiar with environmental reporting and requirements, as an asset class it has lagged behind in adopting widely accepted accounting or reporting tools for sustainability.

Active management and alternatives are preferences for institutional investors in 2019

Institutional investors have a preference for alternatives and private market assets with plans to increase allocations in 2019, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers.

Mercer sees strong trends in 2019 likely to affect investor behaviour

The key themes and trends expected to influence economic and market dynamics in 2019. The investment themes institutional investors should consider in 2019 include the white waters of the late cycle, according to a report by global consultant Mercer.

Investing benefits from focus on social and environmental aspects

A focus on social and environmental elements on investment management can boost financial returns, according to research from impact investing consulting firm Tideline in partnership with Impact Capital Managers (ICM).

Esma values EU derivative market at €660tn

European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has valued the EU’s derivatives markets at €660tn at the end of December 2017 in its first annual statistical report.

Lyxor signs onto Climate Action 100+

Lyxor Asset Management is joining the international initiative Climate Action 100+, a collaborative initiative united almost 300 investors representing over $30tn in assets under management (AUM).