Structural changes needed to slow temperature rises despite impact of Covid-19 crisis

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The short-term effects of higher carbon prices and Covid-19 induced lockdowns have had little impact on the long-term trajectory of global temperatures, Schroders’ Climate Progress Dashboard has found. Global temperatures remain on course to rise by 3.9°C as of the end of June 2020, unchanged from the previous quarter and much higher than the Paris

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Zenith awards “Recommended” rating for Schroders global private equity fund

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Schroders’ recently launched global private equity fund has been awarded a “Recommended” rating from research house Zenith Investment Partners. The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund provides investors with diversified exposure to private equity in a semi-liquid structure, and access to the expertise of Schroders’ dedicated private equity team, Schroder Adveq. In its research report, Zenith

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It’s a long way from here to full employment- the RBA is happy with progress but it’s still early days

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The RBA hasn’t purchased any bonds since early May. This means that so far it has ‘only’ bought roughly $50B of government bonds – far fewer than initially expected – under its yield curve control (YCC) policy which aims to keep the 3 year government bond yield at about 0.25% and ensure smooth functioning of

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Schroders expands its private assets offering in Australia

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Schroders has launched a private equity fund for Australian investors and has signalled its intent to offer more private asset solutions locally. The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund (SSPEF) aims to provide a greater range of investors with access to the often hard-to-reach global private equity markets. Chris Durack, Schroders Australia CEO, says the fund

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Schroders announces new leadership in Asia Pacific

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Schroders has made senior leadership appointments to both its Asia Pacific region and Japan business as the Group continues to deliver on its ambitious growth strategy across Asia Pacific. Following the promotion of Lieven Debruyne from CEO, Asia Pacific to Global Head of Distribution earlier this year, Chris Durack, Country Head of Australia, and Susan Soh, Country

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Volatility back on the table for 2020 following benign 2019: Schroders

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Investors shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security following a benign 2019, with volatility and risk premia likely to reassert themselves in 2020, says Simon Doyle, head of multi-asset at Schroder Investment Management Australia. “Central bank support, most notably the US Federal Reserve, made 2019 a better year than it had any right

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Schroders launches income-based active ETF 

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Schroders has launched an active fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) on Chi-X Australia (Exchange code: PAYS) with the aim of helping investors strengthen the defensive allocation within their portfolios by boosting income, while seeking to protect capital. PAYS delivers exposure to the Schroder Absolute Return Income Fund, which has a track record of meeting investors’

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Advisers should rethink “bucket strategy” in low interest rate environment

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Advisers need to rethink their “bucket strategy” in light of the historically low interest rate environment, and consider changes to cash buckets in order to generate more return for their clients, particularly retirees, says Stuart Dear, deputy head of fixed income at Schroders. “Many retirees rely on their allocation to cash to meet their day-to-day

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Schroders Global Investor Study: Sustainable investment ambitions fail to reflect actions

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The proportion of people who are investing sustainably is significantly lagging those who are interested and would like to invest, indicating that a gap exists between investors’ intentions and their tangible actions, according to the latest Schroders Global Investor Study 2019. The survey of over 25,000 investors across 32 locations around the world has found

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Schroder Global Recovery Fund upgraded to ‘Recommended’ by Lonsec

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Schroders’ global equity strategy, which was launched in 2017 and adopts a pure value-driven approach, has been upgraded to ‘Recommended’ by research firm, Lonsec. Lonsec identified the “differentiated, highly unconstrained, contrarian investment philosophy that employs a patient, disciplined investment process” as a key strength. The Schroder Global Recovery Fund is a benchmark-unconstrained strategy, focusing on global companies

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