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The critical role of ESG in private equity
Explore our full ESG insights for private companies series with our latest research on governance, DEI, climate, and much more.
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2024-10-31
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The road less traveled: An insurer’s path to investing in alternatives
Insurance Multi-Asset Strategist Tim Antonelli lays out a sturdy yet flexible framework to help global insurers navigate the alternative investments space.
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2023-09-30
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A critical role for climate-focused tech capital
Greg Wasserman and Molly Breiner examine the critical role that climate-focused tech capital can play in addressing climate change.
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2023-09-30
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The growing wave of disruption in financial services
Amid today's uncertainty, Portfolio Manager Matt Lipton outlines three key reasons he believes the opportunities fueled by fintech disruption will continue.
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2023-08-31
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Why climate change matters
We explore why climate change matters in private markets, highlight the current regulatory landscape, and profile key questions to expect from public market investors.
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2023-08-31
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High inflation and slow growth in Europe: How should investors respond?
Multi-Asset Strategist Supriya Menon explores the asset allocation implications of high inflation and slow growth in Europe.
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2023-08-31
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion: FAQ
We answer some of our private portfolio companies’ most frequently asked questions on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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2023-08-31
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Fintech innovation: A pure play on enduring disruption
We explore why fintech merits a pure-play approach, discuss the importance of an investment team with deep industry expertise in both financial services and technology, and highlight the long-term nature of this disruption
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2023-09-30
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Recalibrating alternative allocations for a new market reality
As allocators cope with economic uncertainty and market volatility, Multi-Asset Strategists Cara Lafond and Adam Berger explain how alternative investments could potentially play a role in improving portfolio resilience and returns.
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2023-08-31
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Governance best practices in public markets
For private companies approaching the public markets, we highlight the corporate governance best practices that can help pave strong relationships with public market investors.
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2023-07-31
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Can hedge funds behave if fixed income doesn’t? A manager-selection view
Our Fundamental Factor Team proposes an alternative approach for analyzing hedge funds and constructing multi-manager hedge fund portfolios intended to fill the roles of fixed income.
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2023-07-31
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Mid-2022 Alternative Investments Outlook
As allocators cope with economic uncertainty and market volatility, Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond explains how alternative investments could potentially play a role in improving portfolio resilience and returns.
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2023-08-31
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Using hedge funds to perform the role of fixed income: An alternative approach
Member of our Fundamental Factor Team offer a role-based framework that may help better align manager research, portfolio construction, and potential investment outcomes.
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2022-10-31
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From autopilot to active pilot: How investors can navigate the future
President Steve Klar explains why a broader set of tools may be required to maneuver through higher volatility, changes in market structure, and the explosion in investment data.
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2023-06-30
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Mid-2022 Global Economic Outlook
We believe heightened geopolitical uncertainty, and the new macro environment of deglobalization, higher inflation, greater global cyclicality and volatility will disrupt and drive markets.
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2023-07-31
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Closing the return gap: A new set of “stepping stone” ideas
Multi-Asset Strategist Adam Berger offers incremental, flexible investment ideas that can be combined to help asset owners pursue their goals amid declining capital market return expectations.
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2023-06-30
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A guide to ESG materiality assessments
We continue our "ESG insights for private companies" series by exploring ESG materiality assessments, including why they are important and how to conduct one for your private company.
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2023-05-31
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How the public market correction is affecting the late-stage private equity market
The times they are a-changin’. The late-stage private equity market is digesting a public growth multiple collapse that took us from boom to bust in four months. But while valuations may be coming down in the private market as a result, the opportunity-creating trends of technology disrupting all parts of the economy and companies staying private longer remain in place.
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2022-09-30
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Climate investing: The case for a market-neutral approach
We explore why climate change is a compelling organizing principle for investing and highlight the potential benefits and risks of market-neutral implementations.
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2023-04-30
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Crypto beyond the hype: Insights for institutional investors
We highlight a few practical insights on cryptocurrencies for institutional investors evaluating the asset class, including our views on custody, regulation, and more.
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2022-12-31
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Cybersecurity in 2022
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has raised the profile of today’s heightened cybersecurity risks. Here, we highlight the rising cybersecurity problem, explore how it affects the private sphere, discuss key regulatory considerations, and share best practices for private companies facing these threats.
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2023-03-31
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Five key ESG topics for private companies
Members of our private market ESG team highlight the topics they expect will be top of mind in the coming year, from diversity to data privacy to supply-chain issues.
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2022-12-31
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Ten more “what if” scenarios for 2022
In his latest Top of Mind session, Multi-Asset Strategist Adam Berger addressed a wide range of what-if scenarios on the minds of our clients. See what he has to say on Russia, China, cryptocurrencies, the IPO market, and many other topics in this brief article.
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2023-02-28
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Navigating a new tomorrow
In this video, Wellington investment professionals and prominent guests articulate the structural risks and opportunities that we believe will shape tomorrow’s investment strategies, ranging from medical innovation spurred by the global pandemic to technological breakthroughs, and ideas aimed at curbing or mitigating climate risk.
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2023-01-31
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Evaluating cryptocurrencies as an asset class
We explore cryptoassets’ potential as an asset class as the topic dominates the headlines.
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2023-02-28
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Decarbonization and the energy transition: The next supercycle
The low-carbon transition could be the biggest capital cycle of our lifetime, fueled by massive spending and extensive infrastructure development. We break down the investment implications.
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2022-12-31
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2022 Alternative Investment Outlook
Our 2022 Alternative Investment Outlook looks at 5 areas of focus for the coming year and explores private equity markets and ESG opportunities.
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2022-12-31
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When public and private equity converge: An allocator’s guide
Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond believes the time has come to recalibrate private equity portfolios to keep up with the evolution of the equity ecosystem. She offers a case for a more holistic view of public and private allocations, a fresh look at how allocators access growth, and the use of private and crossover strategies in innovative sectors.
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2022-12-30
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ESG in 2022: Insights for private companies
We profile why ESG factors matter in private markets, explore the diverse ESG issues private companies face across industries, highlight five key areas to prioritize, and share the essential steps private companies can take to keep up with today’s evolving ESG risks and opportunities.
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2022-11-30
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Changing “weather” patterns in alternatives and climate
Multi-Asset Strategist Adam Berger offers a forecast on the future of alternative and climate-related investing, with insights on manager selection, public/private allocations, climate-aware capital market assumptions, and a range of other topics.
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2022-11-30
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The coming wave of disruption in financial services
Portfolio Manager Matt Lipton explains why some financial companies are finally catching up with other sectors that have long benefited from structural change driven by technological innovation — and why some incumbents will be left behind.
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2022-08-31
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Rethinking growth and where long/short directional strategies fit in
With allocators looking for opportunities to recalibrate their growth exposures, Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond shares her “best fit” criteria for long/short directional strategies and explains why the financial sector appears to check all the boxes.
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2022-07-31
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Central bank digital currencies: Debunking five common myths
We discuss how disruptive central bank digital currencies are likely to be and dispel some commonly held CBDC myths.
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2022-04-30
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Seeing an end to the ESG blind spot in private equity
ESG's role is coming into focus in the private market, says Hillary Flynn, director of ESG, Private Investments. She discusses governance, climate, and other key themes; the higher bar for newly IPO'd companies; and the evolving activist playbook.
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2022-01-31
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