Buy side Monthly archive

Apr 26, 2021
Australian investor group targets boards over climate-related risks
Australian companies are set to come under greater pressure over climate change after a major investor group released new expectations for boards covering disclosure, scenario planning and advocacy. The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), which represents 36 investment firms that together manage around 10 percent of each ASX 200 member, has published a list of requirements for companies that face ‘material climate-related risks’. The mo...
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Apr 20, 2021
European Super League: Amid widespread outcry, investors cheer
The announcement of a new European Super League (ESL) by 12 soccer clubs has been greeted with widespread opposition.  A range of players, coaches, national football associations and even world leaders have voiced opposition, with many complaints saying the plans go against the spirit of open competition and are motivated by greed.  But one group appears to be cheering in support: investors. Two of the founding clubs are quoted on the stock market, and thei...
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Apr 15, 2021
Lifting the lid on the trading behind index rebalances
Index rebalances can have a significant impact on your trading and ownership, but ETF owners are working behind the scenes to prevent their trades from moving the market, explained speakers at the IR Magazine Forum – Canada 2021.  In a session titled ‘ETFs and the evolution of passive investment’, experts lifted the lid on how different investors approach index changes and discussed ways IR teams can pr...
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Apr 14, 2021
US financial services firms lead UK in alternative data integration, study finds
Nearly eight out of 10 financial services firms in the US (77 percent) find it easy to integrate alternative data into their decision-making processes, compared with 49 percent of UK-based firms, according to research from Bright Data. Around three quarters (74 percent) of hedge funds have integrated alternative data into their processes, compared with 72 percent of insurance companies and 57 percent of banks, the study finds. Of the firms that use alternativ...
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