Demystifying responsible investment language for clients
Jess Foulds, Policy Specialist, Capital Markets at the Investment Association (IA) provides listeners with a first hand look into the IA's responsible investment framework. Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Head of Responsible Investment at RLAM will then share an insight into responsible investment definitions and terminology in action.
RecordedMay 20 202033 mins
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As ‘sustainable’ investing gains ever more traction in fixed income markets, asset managers appear to be engaged in an arms race to demonstrate their ESG credentials to asset owners. Signs are emerging that credit investors may be favouring convenience over credibility, such as blindly buying bonds with ESG labels or relying on incomplete third party data. Shalin Shah, manager of RLAM’s range of Sustainable credit funds, alongside Senior Credit Analyst, Matthew Franklin, will demonstrate how a more bespoke and fixed income specific approach to ESG integration can help capture inefficiencies present in credit markets, with no compromise on either returns or sustainability.
Building on RLAM’s long established heritage in Sustainable Investing, they will also talk about the real opportunity to provide capital to critical social and environmental sectors that are largely inaccessible to investors across other asset classes.
The RL Global Equity Select Fund’s investment approach is used to differentiate stocks across their respective lifecycles, in order to build a relatively neutral style portfolio. Whilst a portfolio with either a distinct growth or value bias enhances risk exposure, this investment approach may help negate that by offering idiosyncratic stock picking which can work across multiple market environments.
The fund has a proven track record with a style agnostic approach, which distinguishes it from its peers.
Listen to find out more about how the lifecycle concept is put into practice, plus hear about practical stock examples and Peter Rutter’s views on the current market.
In his quarterly strategy webinar, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset, explains why he is positive on equities and very positive on global high yield bonds. He believes the arrival of several Covid-19 vaccines sets the scene for a strong economic recovery in 2021 and expects both monetary and fiscal policy to stay loose. Trevor sees potential for inflation to rise more than people expect over the next few years and continues to favour broadly diversified portfolios.
Trevor Greetham, RLAM's Head of Multi Asset, discusses upcoming changes to the strategic asset mix of the Global Multi Asset Portfolios which aim to improve international diversification and future returns, whilst ensuring each fund remains well within its risk band.
Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Investments, addresses the history and development of sustainable investing, profiles the differences with impact investing and highlights what is meant by sustainable investing at RLAM. Mike also addresses the growing profile of societal goals such as UNSDGs and the similarities and differences with the RLAM sustainable investing team’s investment approach.
As we approach five years since the drafting of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, we examine the climate landscape, and discuss:
• Trends in emissions and policy - what 2020 has meant for climate, the ramifications of COVID and the delay to COP26 discussions, and what China’s announcement of its commitment to net zero emissions by 2060 means
• The investment industry’s response to climate change in this unprecedented year
• Climate risk mitigation and integration across RLAM’s investment strategies
This live webinar will be hosted by John Burke, Head of Institutional with RLAM's climate expert Carlota Garcia-Manas, Senior Responsible Investment Analyst.
“Decades can pass when nothing happens and there can be weeks when decades happen”. It’s recently been the latter, following the US presidential election and potential vaccines for covid-19. Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Investments, addresses the impact on markets and the effects on sustainable investing.
With an outlook beyond a new US presidency term and hopes of a vaccine for Covid-19, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset, outlines the reasons for his top level asset allocations within the GMAP funds.
Senior Fund Manager, James Clarke, outlines the three main themes that have been affecting markets recently; Q3 earnings, US presidential and congressional elections and how potential vaccines may affect sectors impacted by Covid-19. James highlights how stock selection and diversification within funds can help navigate through macro uncertainties.
Sustainable investing against the backdrop of Covid-19 and its potential impact over the next decade, addressing key sustainable themes and how they’ve fared during the pandemic, and looking at the pros and cons of a global approach to sustainable investing and how best to overcome obstacles. The session will be hosted by Kate Parker, Institutional Client Solutions Director, with RLAM's Head of Sustainable Investments, Mike Fox, and George Crowdy, Sustainable Fund Manager.
Kate Parker, Institutional Client Solutions Director
Treasurers face unique investment challenges. In this session, Kate Parker focuses on how to implement cash investment strategies when rates are so low, as well as how sustainable investing can fit with longer term investment horizons.
Andrew Epsom, RLAM’s insurance investment specialist, looks at how the economic and regulatory environment (particularly ESG integration) for fixed income investing is changing, and provides practical examples of how insurers could change their fixed income approach to be better positioned going forwards.
Craig Inches explains what is happening in the UK gilt market as it absorbs record government issuance and where buying is dominated by the Bank of England, and how this is an environment for more active approaches.
Stephen Tapley gives an overview of the availability and sources of liquidity within the High Yield market during the recent market correction, and outlines that substantial parts of the market performed admirably.
Paola Binns looks at sterling credit, how the Bank of England has added inefficiency to a market that already offered active investors exploitable opportunities, and the prospects for defaults and income over the next decade.
Paul Rayner looks at the myths and reality of the death of inflation, with a focus on what Covid could do to inflation and why inflation markets may be wrong in writing off the risk of any inflation increase.