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    Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR), mandatory ESG disclosure obligations, was introduced by the European Union to improve transparency in the market for sustainable investment.
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ESG, Kroum Sourov, Sovereign Sustainability, Research Paper, Wim Van Hyfte

Sustainability in the age of the grey swan

Grey swan is an event that is possible and known, potentially extremely significant but considered not very likely to happen.
Absolute Return, Asset Allocation, Johann Mauchand, Research Paper, Steeve Brument

Smile! CTA convexity is not lost…

If the smile measures how the portfolio value reacts to changes in the underlying markets, then maybe we should measure the smiles – and this is what our investment team has been doing.
Circular Economy, David Czupryna, ESG, SRI, Research Paper

Investing in the Circular Economy. We are all plastic now.

Perhaps like us, you are a bit frightened about all the news stories and the statistics – the plastic ‘eighth continent’ in the Pacific Ocean, using our natural resources more rapidly than they can be replaced.
Asset Allocation, Olivier Clapt, Research Paper

Illiquid investments – But how much?

As 2022 opened, we all thought of Covid, war, oil prices, transient inflation... What do you see on the horizon now? Wheat supply crisis? Quantitative tightening? Sustained inflation?
ESG, Research Paper, SRI, Vincent Compiègne

Capital Goods companies: enablers of a low-carbon economy

Dull, boring, capital goods? Not at all! These companies are the next new thing in our Climate fight. As developers and providers of a wide range of components and automation products, capital goods companies develop the often un-seen products to reduce energy use and other sources of Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHGs).
ESG, Fixed Income, Research Paper, Vincent Compiègne

Sustainable bonds: focus on outcomes

Sustainable bonds are increasingly used to fund specific environmental and social projects, and other sustainable activities. The growth of the sustainable bonds market has been underpinned by issuance from central and regional governments, supranational organisations and corporates.
Research Paper, Asset Allocation, Steeve Brument

Interest rates go up

After several decades of riding a government bonds bull market, investors are now looking for alternative drivers of return. Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) strategies, with their ability to make gains in rising, as well as falling markets, have historically been able to improve risk-adjusted returns when introduced to a balanced portfolio. However, a question that investors can legitimately ask today is how are CTAs impacted by rising interest rates?
Research Paper, Asset Allocation, Olivier Clapt

How should I determine my allocation to illiquids?

Distinctly different investments need a distinctly different approach… How can I ‘’do the math” and compare illiquid investments, such as real estate and private debt, with traditional asset classes such as equities and bonds?

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