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Italian pension fund seeks greater exposure to private debt7 days ago
BNL, the pension fund of the investment manager BNP Paribas Italia, has launched a request for proposals (RFP), looking to commit €20 million to private debt closed-end funds.
Mercer puts private debt at heart of $2.7 billion fund of fund9 days ago
Mercer has held a final close at $2.7 billion for a private markets fund that offers investors access to private debt and sustainable products
LGIM hires ESG head for real assets division9 days ago
Legal & General Investment Management’s LGIM Real Assets has appointed Sheun Chan as head of environmental, social and corporate governance
Elfa partners with LMA to develop standardised ESG disclosure topics10 days ago
The European Leveraged Finance Association, in partnership with the Loan Market Association, has launched an engagement programme to develop a standard set of material ESG disclosure topics on which issuers and borrowers can be expected to report publicly
Managers face ESG disclosure pressure under ‘ambitious and demanding’ EU regulations15 days ago
New rules finalised by the European Union will shake up the way managers approach environmental, social and governance investing, sources say. The ambitious initiative is relevant for funds which have a specific ESG mandate — but will also be applicable to firms without an express ESG or sustainability focus.
New York pensions seek climate change managers15 days ago
The Comptroller of the City of New York is looking to appoint fixed income managers that invest in climate change solutions, according to a recent notice of search.
LSTA poses ESG quiz to borrowers17 days ago
The Loans Syndications and Trading Association has published an environmental, social and governance questionnaire which it anticipates will provide the loan market with a standardised tool to collect ESG-related information from borrowers
ResponsAbility collects $151 million for impact private debt securitsiation fund1 month ago
Facebook, the European Investment Bank and the government of Luxembourg are just some of the investment sources for the $151 million clean energy impact debt fund. The fund is structured in a similar way to a CLO – with responsAbility offering investors various risk tranches
UK charities join forces on hunt for ESG managers1 month ago
Three UK based charities are joining forces in the hunt for a manager to oversee a £32 million ($41.6 million) portfolio with a strong focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) criteria as well as impact investing
Private debt tops the private markets agenda for insurers, finds Schroders2 months ago
Insurers currently allocate the largest proportion of their private assets’ portfolio to private debt, followed by real estate, according to study published by asset manager Schroders
US pension hires Wilshire as ESG consultant2 months ago
The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has appointed investment advisor Wilshire Associates as environmental, social, and governance consultant at a contract worth up to $75,000
Devon pension backs Brunel private debt portfolio2 months ago
Devon pension fund’s committee has approved a £100 million ($131 million) commitment to Brunel private debt portfolio, according to documents seen by Creditflux
Danish pension backs green bonds2 months ago
Sampension is set to boost its green portfolio, by allocating DKK300 million to German and Irish green bonds
MSCI makes ESG ratings public for over 2,800 companies2 months ago
MSCI Research has made ESG ratings of over 2,800 companies publicly available, according to an announcement by the firm, hoping to encourage open discussion between investors and companies and drive greater transparency
Italian journalists set for greater exposure to infrastructure debt2 months ago
The pension fund for Italian journalists has launched a request for proposals in which it seeks exposure to infrastructure debt, along with infrastructure equity
S&P acquires ESG rating business from RobecoSam2 months ago
S&P Global has acquired an ESG ratings business from RobecoSam, according to an announcement. The acquisition includes that of SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an evaluation tool.
NIBC prices 'first fully-compliant' ESG CLO3 months ago
NIBC Bank has priced North Westerly VI in a transaction which the firm describes as “the first CLO fully compliant with ESG best practices”
Investors increasingly see ESG as fiduciary duty, State Street survey reveals3 months ago
North American investors are most likely to view ESG as a fiduciary duty, while European investors are driven by regulation, performance and reputational risk, according to results from a survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors
Eiffel seeks ESG loans as French lenders adopt LuxFlag label3 months ago
Private debt managers are applying for the Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency’s (LuxFlag) approval in ESG-centric strategies.
Managers dispel myth that lenders can’t influence ESG3 months ago
There’s a growing belief among credit fund managers that they can influence borrowers to take on ESG-friendly practices, contrary to the widely-accepted notion that the business practices of companies are dictated by their private equity owners.
ESG integration is part of fiduciary duty, finds UNPRI3 months ago
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) report ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century’, published late last month, concludes that ESG is a source of investment value, ending debate that using ESG criteria might violate fiduciary duties.
The question is not whether CLOs are too dangerous, but what more they could and should be doing3 months ago
Contrary to recent headlines, CLOs could be the tool which help reduce the rate of climate change
Newly formed Italian asset manager launches direct lending fund3 months ago
Equita Capital is seeking a first close of its second private debt fund by February 2020, Creditflux has learnt. The fund is understood to have an ESG focus
Schroders integrates ESG into corporate revolving credit facility3 months ago
The firm is the first asset manager to convert its corporate revolving credit facility into an ESG-linked facility, it claims, and will link pricing to three ESG-related key performance indicators
Capital Four upsizes debut CLO, but capital stack diverges3 months ago
Triple-A pricing and that of more junior tranches is on a path of divergence, as evidenced by the marketing of debut CLO manager Capital Four Management
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