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We need to talk about Southern Water, regulation and ESG

The UK utility's repeat offences that led to a record-breaking fine raises serious questions about how asset managers are held to account.

A flying start for aircraft debt

Until now, aircraft debt has largely been overlooked by investors. Aymeric Angotti, head of aircraft private debt at Ostrum AM, looks at how the strategy is attracting institutions with long-term liabilities

‘There’s been a refocus on governance in ESG’, says S&P

The ratings agency has noticed the ‘growing trend’ of ESG-linked debt instruments as an additional variable for investors.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

ThomasLloyd to offer investors ‘instant access’ to APAC infra

Claiming investment needs ‘can’t be met by a handful of institutional investors’, the Swiss asset manager is offering its open-ended listed fund to retail investors.

Big debate: Does ESG enhance performance?

Partners Group’s Esther Peiner and EDHECinfra’s Frédéric Blanc-Brude give their views on the impact of environmental, sustainability and governance measures on infrastructure investment.

Carlyle exec: Automation is a looming ESG issue

The wave of automation that is just starting to hit private equity portfolios needs to be thought-through from an ESG standpoint, delegates at the Operating Partners Forum: Europe were warned on Tuesday.

Mercatus webinar: Standardised data the ‘holy grail’ of ESG investing

More investors view ESG investing as important, but want standardised benchmarks to better understand how it is making a difference.

Kurt Summers: Chicago is on an ESG mission

The City of Chicago treasurer on why he took a stand on ESG and what he considers the biggest threat to private equity as we know it.
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