BLACKROCK HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR COMPANIES TO RATCHET-UP ESG

The CEO of the World’s largest investment manager has warned company directors they need to improve their approach to climate change.  Larry Fink of Blackrock said his firm was firmly of the opinion that sustainable investing would increasingly become an underpin to investment portfolios going forward.  The stark reality is that as investors move to…

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“LADDISH CULTURE” FROM SPORTS TALK IN OUR OFFICES??

Laddish behaviour derived from sports banter? The chief executive of the UK’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Ann Francke, has suggested live on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, that sports talk in offices can be “A gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish…

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M&G SUSPENDS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO. TIME FOR A RETHINK?

Well, here we go again! News has come in that one of the UK’s largest fund managers is suspending its Property Portfolio for the second time in four years.  Whilst M&G is one of the UK’s best-known managers and the asset class is perennially popular with Retail Investors, one surely must question why we are…

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THERE’S TALK OF AN ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE

Earth scientists are learning more every day about the World we can see and increasingly, the World we can’t see.  Nano-technology and electron microscopes are helping them to discover new life forms and ecologies almost daily. Meanwhile, astro-scientists are learning more each day about the Universe we can see – and apparently, the Universes we…

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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD DAIRY?

When people decide to reduce their fat intake – for whatever reason – they often eliminate dairy from their diet. This can be a huge mistake. Although eating excessive amounts is a bad idea, consuming less than the minimum recommendations can have a serious impact on our health. As we age, our bones begin to…

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6 OF THE BEST! WHAT MAKES STUDENT HOUSING A GOOD INVESTMENT?

As investment generally could be thought of as an art not a science, it’s difficult to answer that question to everyone’s taste.  A good, solid investment to one, is a dull under-performer to another. However, looking at investors who are broadly interested in Purpose-Built Student Housing, we can draw several conclusions and use those to…

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WHY INVESTING IN STUDENTS IS A GOOD IDEA

STUDIVEST joins us at The Funds Workshop as a guest editor to talk about investing in Purpose-Built Student Housing (PBSH) and why it’s becoming an attractive asset class for investors. We here at STUDIVEST not the only people who think this is true. AMP Capital’s infrastructure equity team invested in a postgraduate college development at…

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FOUR REASONS EDITORS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

With today’s fast-paced and constantly-developing plethora of available technology, it is undeniably easier than ever to access information and utilise it as needed. Any calculation can be done with the push of a few buttons on our phones.  We have Wikipedia and the millions of other informative websites out there to answer any questions.  Long-distance…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 9 THINGS CURRENTLY SPOOKING FUND MANAGERS

Happy Halloween to everyone who is celebrating or has been celebrating the day of fun and spookiness! Our good friends at Citywire recently posted an article on 9 things that are currently making Fund Managers shudder during the Halloween season and for your convenience, here they are! (Stay safe out there!) The Texas Hedge Massacre?…

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