latest insights On the alternative investment industry

The 100 largest asset managers saw their alternative assets under management (AUM) grow by 10 per cent in the last year to reach $4.0 trillion (£3.1 trillion), according to a Willis Towers Watson survey. The advisory firm’s Global Alternative Survey also finds that real estate managers account for 35 per

impact investment australia

An Australian small pension fund has received global recognition for encouraging leading institutional investors toward impact investing. Christian Super, a leading Christian Industry investment fund for ethically sustainable projects, was announced as the winner of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment honors at the GSG Impact Summit 2017 in

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Singapore impact investment

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Around 29,000 hectares of hardwood plantations have been sold in Tasmania, according to the Australian government, and could allow for more sustainable forestry in the future. Australian Resources Minister Guy Barnett has revealed that the plantations have been sold for AU$60.7 million to Reliance Forest Fibre as a means of