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Investment intelligence Q&A: Why consider impact investment?

16/03/2018

Richard Sherry, director of alternative credit, explains how impact investment can work for institutional investors and what it will take for this growing market to reach critical mass.

The rising trend among institutional asset owners to invest in assets that not only generate a financial return, but also make a tangible impact to our society, has brought impact investment firmly into the spotlight over recent years.

Investors need to consider the investment priorities, impact goals and assets of any impact investment strategy, as well as the skill and experience of the asset manager. What does it define as impact and how do the investments achieve this? Understanding what comprises the universe of investable assets and whether the investment approach offers sufficient scope to diversify portfolios, can help investors determine which strategy can help them meet their long-term goals.

For more information about M&G's approach to impact investment, visit our webpage.

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