ESG and Impact Investing: Q3 2018 News Highlights
Institutional investor interest in incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision making continues to grow. Callan reported that 43 percent of U.S. institutional investors surveyed in 2018 incorporate ESG information into their decisions, up from 22 percent five years ago.
Perspectives on the Rising Popularity of Long Duration Private Equity
With the transition to fall, the words “Go Long” will undoubtedly echo across football fields and backyards throughout the country. A broadly similar sentiment was on display last month at the Carlyle Group’s annual Washington DC Investor Conference. More specifically, there was a heavy emphasis on the private equity firm’s long duration portfolios, which included several Energy, Real Estate, and Infrastructure Funds.
Five Debates that will Likely Drive Markets Through Year-End
It has been 55 years since Nat King Cole’s “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” topped the charts. With the days of this summer winding down (having surely delivered on at least the last of Cole’s three adjectives), here are the five key questions that are likely to drive markets over the final third of the year.