Tag Archives: ESG

Why investors don’t have to choose between their values and their pocket books

This opinion piece challenging the win-win sales pitch of ESG investing has generated a huge amount of comment. https://t.co/bbpTwxMm5J — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) October 25, 2020 I am a 58 year old investor whose pension pot is invested mainly in … Continue reading

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L&G puts our money where its mouth is.

  Putting our money where its mouth is When it comes to adopting environmental , social and governance tilts into funds, L&G and their investment arm LGIM have been to the fore. First they launched a global equity fund with … Continue reading

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Green pensions? How the DWP are looking to take the luck out of the pot.

Gina Miller is right on this Encouraging people to go green with their #pensions is an excellent aspiration but be very cautious @GuyOpperman Until @TheFCA protects consumers by granting 100% transparency of holdings, acts to stop #greenwashing – this could … Continue reading

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The conversion of the Pension Plowman

I had a bit of a ding-dong with Guy Opperman earlier in the year when I disagreed with him about getting illiquid investments into our workplace pension “Backing annuities – yes,  backing DB scheme pensions -yes, but shoe-horned into DC … Continue reading

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Changing the way our pensions work

I expect that those few remaining trustees and members of IGCs and GAAs who are in denial of the value of ESG, will – in the face of the forthcoming Act and the detail within the consultation, step down. Continue reading

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The geography of our investment matters

I’ve become interested in the geography of investment through a friend who’s in with “the Good Economy’s Place Based Impact Investment Initiative” and I ended up writing a blog on it. I asked my son for his thoughts as he’s … Continue reading

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Prem Sikka’s peerage – its value to accounting , governance and pensions

Prem Sikka, too, is an appointment to be welcomed as strengthening the Lords pensions team. Read his monograph from 2006, “Pensions crisis a failure of public policymaking”, https://t.co/xBHu7dgVKJ. Chapter 2: THE PENSIONS CRISIS: FACT AND FICTION explains the valuation and… … Continue reading

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Investing in the right place

I am very pleased to hear about a new project designed to get pension schemes investing in the right place. You can read about it here It’s an initiative that impacts us all, we all pay council tax or at … Continue reading

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Boohoo should test how much we want our money to matter

Are you wearing any of these brands? boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal MissPap. Karen Millen, Oasis Warehouse. Probably not – Boohoo targets the 16-24 year old fashion market and is principally bought by young women. Happily young people have better things … Continue reading

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ESG? – don’t take anyone’s word for it!

  We employ asset managers for a reason The reason we employ asset managers is that they are better at investing our money than we are ourselves. They can do the job more time and cost effeciently , execute our … Continue reading

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