Climate change is causing a wide range of physical impacts which have serious implications for investors and businesses. A timely paper in a week where protesting school children hit the streets, and David Attenborough issued a dire warning to the United Nations.
Climate breakdown has diverse, urgent and complex implications for investors and the companies we invest in. However, the current approach to assessing climate risk, carbon footprinting, is not comprehensive enough.
This travel diary gives insights from a recent visit to the US and meetings with many management teams across various infrastructure sectors.
In this semi-annual note, CFSGAM’s Multi-Asset Solutions team share their outlook for various asset classes and the drivers of their positioning for markets ahead.
‘Value’ versus ‘growth’ often produces surprisingly different results, even in the same asset class, faced with the impact of rising interest rates, earnings disappointments and the subsequent de-rating of some stocks.
A look at the ownership profiles of different US infrastructure segments and their performance. How global listed infrastructure is providing solutions, and what impact President Trump may have.
The essential service nature and large environmental footprints of infrastructure assets make sustainability a vital part of doing business.
Views from world renowned labour economist, Professor Richard Freeman on the game changing impact that Robots and AI will have on work automation, wages and employment in the future.
Within the relative short time of a decade, Global Listed Infrastructure Securities (GLIS) has become a widely recognised mainstream asset class, with around US$100 billion under management.
Responsible investment (RI) and stewardship of assets is increasingly guiding the investments of the largest fund managers.
This infrastructure update covers Japan’s increasing focus on corporate governance and improving port volumes. The upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics are also expected to boost rail and airport volumes.
Investors of different ages and gender have varying attitudes to risk. This paper highlights investors’ desire for alternative growth assets that provide diversification, and how baby boomers invest as they move into retirement.
This travel diary explores the tangible value of time through three case studies of good infrastructure, from toll roads in Melbourne to airports in Tijuana to mobile towers in Dallas.
Responsible investing and stewardship of assets is becoming increasingly important for both retail and institutional investors, and this report shows how the issues are managed across a global investment business.
CFSGAM’s First Insights covers China’s policy and growth outlook, a review of the market, economic forecasts and links to some recent research papers.
This edition of CFSGAM’s First Insights covers the key themes and risks for 2016, a review of the market, economic forecasts and links to some recent research papers.
Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s Yield Report for 2015 explores the potential implications of interest rate increases for seven asset classes across its portfolio of investment capabilities.
This White Paper examines the rise of the information economy in relation to productivity, capital consequences and historical rhythms, and how technological change is allowing more to be done with fewer resources.
CFSGAM’s June 2015 Investor Insights report has found Australian investors are taking on more risk in their search for growth, increasing their exposure to investment property and global equities in lieu of Australian equities.