Meeting investors expectations, global residential real estate, and do you need to invest responsibly?

Genuine Impact
Jul 8 · 3 min read

Here are the top 3 insights for July 8th, prepared by Alister, our CTO.

Today’s Brief

  • Columbia Threadneedle: Meeting investors’ increasing expectations? It’s complicated.
  • Aberdeen Standard: Global residential real estate — the opportunities and risks
  • NN Investment Partners: Do you need active management to invest responsibly?

Meeting investors’ increasing expectations? It’s complicated.

  • Investors are demanding greater transparency, lower costs and an expanded value proposition from their financial advisors.
  • Fiduciary risk is increasing. Regulators are moving toward a uniform standard of care.
  • Today’s capital markets environment poses a number of unique challenges that may require new portfolio solutions.

Genuine Scores for the top 3 Columbia Threadneedle funds

  • Columbia Ultra Short Term Bond Fund, 100
  • Columbia Short Term Bond Fund, 95
  • Columbia Thermostat Fund, 92

Global residential real estate: the opportunities and risks

  • Rented residential real estate has historically delivered strong capital growth and a robust income stream for its investors.
  • The drivers behind the attractive performance have mainly been fundamental and long-term, rather than cyclical.
  • Our view is that these drivers are still in place, and we see good opportunities to achieve solid risk-adjusted performance from global residential markets in the future.

Genuine Scores for top 3 Aberdeen funds

  • Aberdeen Ultra Short Municipal Income Fund, 100
  • SLI Glo SICAV Global Corporate Bond, 75
  • SLI Glo SICAV Global High Yield Bond, 57

Do you need active management to invest responsibly?

  • Asset managers should be transparent about what they offer to clients
  • Effective ESG analysis takes considerable resources and expertise
  • Responsible investing always requires some degree of active decision-making

Genuine Scores for the top 3 NN Investment Partners funds

  • NN (L) Global High Dividend, 29
  • NN (L) Euro High Dividend, 25
  • NN (L) FLEX Senior Loans, 3

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All the best,
Alister and the Genuine Impact Team

p.s. all Genuine Scores are accurate as of the 2nd of July

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