Impossible Emissions

We are still placing too much hope in carbon capture technologies and offsetting mechanisms, but it is increasingly urgent to electrify our uses, to decarbonize the electricity produced and more generally, to adopt the innovative and virtuous solutions that are already available.

  • April 25, 2022
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Time to Shift for Insurers: Investing in Private Assets (3/3)

In today’s low rate environment, insurers are allocating more and more to private assets.

  • December 16, 2021
Infrastructure For Climate

Facing global warming, a study jointly conducted by Vauban IP and Altermind argues for accelerating the transition towards sustainable, low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructures through comprehensive and value-driven climate strategies.

  • October 26, 2021
Solving The Private Markets Conundrum for UK DC

DC members and smaller DB schemes get long-awaited access to illiquid assets.

Three Considerations For Insurers Weighing an EM Corporate Debt Allocation

Are insurers making a mistake when it comes to their paltry allocation to emerging market (EM) Corporate Debt? Loomis Sayles thinks so.

  • August 27, 2021
The Case for Core Infrastructure

Insurers benefit from long-horizon income, low volatility and reduced capital charge.

Renewable Energy in Light of Grid Parity

The gradual reduction of public support measures is ushering renewable energies into a new era; that of autonomy on electricity trading markets.

  • June 30, 2021
Investor Portfolio Alignment with the Paris Agreement: a Multi-Sector, Multi-Asset Class Approach

S&P Trucost and Natixis IM Solutions detail the extension of the 2°C alignment assessment methodology to private and illiquid asset classes in order to obtain consistent multi-sector, multi-asset class analyses.

Renewable Infrastructure as an Asset Class

One of the most important challenges for institutional investors is to deploy large amounts of capital and manage increasingly high liability commitments in an environment of low-yielding opportunities.

Green Hydrogen, A Catalyst for the Energy Transition

A multipurpose gas with outstanding energy properties: per kilo, as it contains 2.2 times more energy than natural gas, 2.75 times more than petrol and three times more than crude oil.

  • April 27, 2021
Infrastructure: the Rise of an Asset Class

In a Q&A, Gwenola Chambon, chief executive of Vauban Infrastructure Partners, explains how infrastructure became a portfolio staple.

The Era of Infrastructure 4.0

How digitalization can help infrastructure to answer the challenges of the post-Covid-19 world?

  • March 5, 2021
Financing the Necessary Ecological Transition of Transport

The energy, industry, buildings and transport sectors together currently account for three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions, with mobility alone representing no less than 24% of CO2 emissions caused by energy combustion.

  • March 2, 2021
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Investing in Infrastructures to Accelerate Energy Transition

Essential, profitable, tangible, mature: all these features explain the growing interest of institutional investors in green infrastructures.

“The Green Sector has been Less Affected than Other Infrastructure”, says Mirova

In this Clear Path Analysis report, Mirova expert elaborates on how the pandemic crisis may energise infrastructure and where are the opportunities in next generation energy infrastructure.

  • January 27, 2021
Opportunities in Next-Generation Energy Infrastructure

Investment opportunities in the energy transition are no longer limited to the mature solar and wind segments.

Vauban’s Core Infrastructure Financing

Creating value and enhancing asset resilience with a long-term approach.

  • May 12, 2020
Building Infrastructure Portfolios for the Long-Term

Fundraising for private infrastructure funds is booming. In 2018, $80billion were raised in closed-ended Infrastructure funds and funds raised are increasingly ending-up in fewer hands.

Infrastructure: Let’s Get Personal

Infrastructure is unlike other asset classes. It has a direct impact on people’s lives, facilitating the functioning of critical activities without which everyday life would grind to a halt.

Energy Transition: Clean Investments for Yield-hungry Investors

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing segment within the infrastructure market.

European Broadband Networks

On top of favoring sustainable development, broadband networks are true infrastructure investment opportunities.

  • October 1, 2017
Equity Infrastructure: Decorrelated, Long-term Income

Allocations to infrastructure assets are rising fast, so specialist skills are required to maintain outperformance and manage risk.