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Investec Wealth and Investment (IW&I) is launching two new investment platforms that give its clients access to structured product portfolios. The investment management firm’s Structured Product Service (SPS) gives “wealthier clients of financial advisers” a choice of two pre-determined portfolios offering different levels of risk and return. Minimum investment for

The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just

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The Ford Foundation,the human welfare foundation co-founded by the industrialist Henry Ford, has announced it is to invest $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment in impact investments in the largest commitment of its kind by a private organisation. The body will begin the 10-year mission-related strategy with an initial

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Cities in Asia Pacific represent some of the fastest-growing real estate in the world but they still have work to do if they are to match investment levels in their European and North American counterparts, according to a new report. The latest Investment Intensity Index by JLL – which compares

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UBS’ wealth management division has raised $110 million to put into a US venture capital fund that will invest in firms in the health, environment and education sectors that are headed or co-managed by women. The impact investing fund will be managed by Rethink Impact, a venture capital house that

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Investors in the alternative investment industry are increasingly prioritising ethical, environmental and social issues when they decide where to put their money, new research suggests. A new survey of asset managers, insurance companies, wealth funds and private and public pension funds finds ‘responsible investing’ is growing in importance as organisations

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