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2017 MAY

Insights

31/05/2017

Infrastructure debt: What benefits can it offer investors?

John Mayhew video

John Mayhew, Head of Infrastructure Finance, highlights the key features and appeal of infrastructure debt, including reliable, secure and long-term income.

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2017 APR

Insights

28/04/2017

How can real assets help income-seeking institutional investors?

Institutional investors, particularly pension funds, are interested in alternative approaches to generating the income necessary to meet their long-term liabilities. Investments in real assets, such as infrastructure and real estate, can capture a number of attractive features.

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M&G Insights

25/04/2017

Comparing the investment cases for European and US leveraged loans

Leveraged loans offer investors a broad and relatively liquid market of private, sub-investment grade debt that can deliver attractive returns with lower volatility compared with public markets.

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M&G investments

05/04/2017

Impact investing: a growing market for institutional investors

The world requires investment on a huge scale to address environmental and social challenges, such as carbon emissions, disease and poverty. As such, impact investing – investing to achieve social or environmental benefits in addition to attractive returns – is a growing area and, given increasing constraints on public resources, mobilising private investment is imperative.

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M&G investments

03/04/2017

Multi-asset and behavioural investing

Dave Fishwick, M&G Fund Manager, discusses behavioural investing with Frank Potaczek from Defaqto.

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2017 MAR

Insights

M&G Real Estate

31/03/2017

European Real Estate Outlook - Mar 2017

Our last publication of the European Outlook focused on the outcome of the UK’s referendum on Europe and its potential impact on European real estate markets.

In this video and accompanying report, we continue to consider political uncertainty and its impact on real estate markets as a number of key elections take place in several European countries, notably in France and Germany.

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M&G Insights

31/03/2017

What can investors learn from DGFs’ 2016 performance?

Since Diversified Growth Funds (DGFs) came to prominence in 2008, the market environment has supported reasonable performance with low levels of risk, even those with more traditional, static allocations. However, 2016 saw a challenge to this environment, resulting in a wide dispersion of DGF returns.

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M&G Real Estate

03/03/2017

Embedding socio-economic issues into investment thinking

As one of the world’s largest real estate investors, we recognise that our investments make a significant contribution to the local communities where they are located, as well as to regional and national economies.

We recently conducted a study to better understand and quantify our socio-economic impacts. In this video, Tony Brown, Chief Investment Officer of M&G Real Estate, outlines some of the key findings.
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