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GP Staking – a Private Equity strategy characterised by investments in alternative asset managers and an unusual yield-generative profile – is currently drawing outsized coverage in industry press.

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This report provides a concise introduction to the investment characteristics of carbon compliance credits and the growing use...

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Pension regulators around the globe are sending clear messages that investors must strengthen their operational frameworks and...

Four years ago, Listed Real Assets (LRA) boasted some of the strongest long-term risk-adjusted returns of any asset class....

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The year 2023 brought a slowdown in fundraising across private infrastructure funds – and private markets more broadly.

Recent years have brought significant developments for the GSS+ (Green, Social, Sustainability et al) fixed income market. There...

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Strong market fundamentals and climate impact potential have driven a surge in institutional investor demand for ‘natural...

In October 2023, 61 senior endowment, foundation and charity/nonprofit investors across 16 countries contributed data and...

More than two decades have passed since the arrival of complementary pension provision in Italy, which brought with it a massive...

What does sustainable investing look like now in infrastructure? What are the major strategy/fund types available currently to...

bfinance’s quarterly report in November 2023: read the team’s latest insights on institutional investor activity, risk appetite,...

In the landscape of ‘global’ active equity strategies, the pendulum has—slowly but surely—swung toward strategies that span both...

Thanks to recent guidance from the Charity Commission for England and Wales, UK charities became the latest cohort of...

New manager research from bfinance reveals the proliferation of ‘Emerging Markets ex-China’ equity strategies. This is now...

Active currency overlays and ‘currency for alpha’ managers struggled for much of the ‘ZIRP’ era. Now, divergence between major...

With around 15% of the portfolio in ‘liquid alternatives’ such as hedge funds and a full 45% in ‘alternative investments,’ the...

Italy's ecosystem of banking-originated Foundations is unique in the financial world. Created as part of a major banking system...

The ‘Outsourced Chief Investment Officer’ (or ‘OCIO’) investment model is on the rise. Market volatility, increased portfolio...

Secondaries are under the spotlight due to a combination of surging fundraising activity, low pricing and investors’ current...

Transaction cost analysis (TCA) awareness is on the rise, with equity and bond investors increasingly recognising trading as a...

When selecting and monitoring external investment managers, it is increasingly important to develop a clear understanding of...

Many investors and asset managers are now focused on achieving low carbon intensity.

bfinance’s quarterly report in August 2023: read the team’s latest insights on institutional investor activity, risk appetite,...

Martha Brindle, Director, Public Markets at bfinance sat down with Flora Gaber, Head of ESG Analysis at AP7, part of the Swedish...

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The number of Shariah-compliant private market solutions has boomed in recent years, supporting investors that seek to improve...

At the end of 2022, the Canada Post pension plan joined the growing list of pension funds across the country whose highly funded...