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2018 JUN

Insights

M&G Institutional

26/06/2018

Impact investing in action: Australian green mortgages

We recently participated in an Australian green residential mortgage transaction, which is a Certified Climate Bond. The deal finances a pool of green mortgages to buyers of energy efficient homes, helping the transition to a low carbon economy.

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M&G Institutional

06/06/2018

What can loan managers do to manage ESG risks?

Far more attention is being paid by investors to ESG matters. For the private European loan market, this raises certain challenges given that companies are typically unlisted and so are less exposed to the expectations of the exchange-traded equity and debt worlds. However, Fiona Hagdrup, leveraged loans fund manager, finds that lenders are not without influence – particularly those that remain ‘private-side’.

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2018 MAY

News

M&G Insights

25/05/2018

Comparing the investment cases of European and US leveraged loans

This paper looks at the investment benefits of the loan asset class as a whole, the key characteristics of the markets in Europe and the US, and why it may make sense for institutional investors to consider European loans as part of a diverse investment portfolio.

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M&G Investments

23/05/2018

Do European ABS remain attractive to investors?

With issuance likely to increase, the relative value of European ABS is expected to remain attractive to investors.

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M&G Investments

23/05/2018

Finding risk adjusted returns in an uncertain world

In this Q&A, Andrew Boughen, leveraged loans fund manager, explains why European leveraged loans are increasingly popular with pension funds and insurers globally, what makes the loan asset class different to others and the reasons why it could be an opportune time to invest.

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Insights

M&G Investments

10/05/2018

How does politics influence markets?

In recent years, the world has witnessed an array of surprise election outcomes, sometimes accompanied by market reactions that are often behavioural in nature. These ‘episodes’ can create attractive opportunities as market prices and fundamental value diverge.

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2018 APR

Insights

M&G Institutional

27/04/2018

Diversification in a rising interest rate environment

A changing investment climate, in which rising short-term US interest rates may be altering correlations between traditional asset classes, requires new diversification strategies to respond effectively.

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M&G Investments

20/04/2018

ESG, sustainability and impact investing at M&G

Increasing awareness among institutional asset owners, pension scheme members and individual savers is shifting attitudes in favour of more sustainable approaches to investment. We outline M&G’s growing suite of ESG-focused investment strategies.

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