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Why ESG is Not Just a Green Bubble Why ESG is Not Just a Green Bubble

ESG is no passing fad, as more investors are convinced that alpha can be found in ESG and regulators continue to introduce rules to lift ESG standards.

The Case for Core Infrastructure The Case for Core Infrastructure

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

Callable Bonds Callable Bonds

Callable Bonds: which bonds SCR credit calculation method, what is the impact on their use?

  • July 2, 2021
Renewable Energy in Light of Grid Parity 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
What investors should know about SFDR What investors should know about SFDR

Asset managers sorting funds into different sustainability categories realise it’s only the first step on a longer ESG classification journey.

  • May 14, 2021
The Folly of the Fetish for Liquidity The Folly of the Fetish for Liquidity

Why DC schemes may need to rethink their default options

Why Has Making an Impact Been Made so Hard? Why Has Making an Impact Been Made so Hard?

Despite regulatory changes relating to ESG and Impact Investing, Trustees are still none the wiser about how to account for climate change in their scheme’s SIPs.

Risks Related to Nonbank Mortgage Lending in the United States Risks Related to Nonbank Mortgage Lending in the United States

Nonbank lenders now dominate the US mortgage market for loans to low-income families guaranteed by the federal government. They are heavily reliant on short-term funding and have only a slim cushion to weather a shock.

  • February 3, 2020
Solvency II 2020 Review: The Potential Impacts on the Management of Assets by Insurance Companies Solvency II 2020 Review: The Potential Impacts on the Management of Assets by Insurance Companies

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Agency (EIOPA) published on October 15th 2019 its Consultation Paper on the Opinion on the 2020 review of Solvency II.

Accounting for Intangible Assets: The New Value Investing
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Accounting for Intangible Assets: The New Value Investing

Harris Associates believes that the most significant investments firms are making today are value-creating intangible assets like intellectual property

  • February 20, 2019
The Law on Energy Transition: The Impact on Insurance Companies The Law on Energy Transition: The Impact on Insurance Companies

Insurance companies called upon to keep pace with the energy transition.

Acting as a Responsible Investor Acting as a Responsible Investor

In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

  • June 15, 2018
Time to Re-invent the Default Wheel? Time to Re-invent the Default Wheel?

How a combination of member profiling and applying a risk-first investment approach improves member outcomes.

ESG Criteria to Combine Search for Return and Long-term Impact ESG Criteria to Combine Search for Return and Long-term Impact

An interview with Mirova's CIO.

IFRS 9: Evolution or Revolution?
IFRS 9: Evolution or Revolution?

IFRS 9 accounting standards could have a major impact on the results of banks, insurers and listed companies.

Indices in Hot Water Indices in Hot Water

The carbon footprint of the major equity indices exceeds the +2°C objective of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21).

Trump's Decision: A Chance for Climate Trump's Decision: A Chance for Climate

Comments on US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.

Mirova's Responsible Investment Report Mirova's Responsible Investment Report

In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

  • June 6, 2017
Finance and Climate Change Finance and Climate Change

French institutional investors are bound by the Energy transition law to take action.

Solvency 2: Rethinking the Debt Portfolio Solvency 2: Rethinking the Debt Portfolio

How to incorporate SCR constraints into the portfolio allocation for insurer.

What do Trump's Policies Mean for Energy and the Climate? What do Trump's Policies Mean for Energy and the Climate?

Forces outside of Trump's influence may continue to drive development of clean energy in the US.

How to Escape the Illiquidity Trap How to Escape the Illiquidity Trap

How to get paid for scarce capital and liquidity.

Solving the Insurance Equation Solving the Insurance Equation

Insurers need innovative investment strategies in response to regulation and low yields.

What is Value for Money? What is Value for Money?

Pension schemes face up to new challenge.

  • October 1, 2016
Redefining Defined Contribution Redefining Defined Contribution

How can pension providers keep up in an evolving space?

  • August 2, 2016
The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios

Improved assessment of carbon impact could spur ESG investment and drive innovation.

Mirova's Insights Mirova's Insights

Investing for a low carbon economy.

  • November 1, 2015