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2019 OCT-DEC

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M&G Investments

21/11/2019

How can banks manage their regulatory capital?

In order to meet (and increasingly exceed) the capital requirements set out by the regulators, banks have had to focus on reducing the asset size of their balance sheet. By entering into ‘risk-sharing’ transactions, banks can achieve much-needed capital relief. This paper explains how the different types of trades work in practice.

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M&G Investments

08/11/2019

Focus on real asset investing

Investor allocations to real assets are growing, attracted to tangible stores of value and the potential diversification of risk exposure. This paper identifies the characteristics associated with such strategies that can help institutions achieve their investment goals over the long-term.

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M&G Investments

07/11/2019

Comparing European and US leveraged loans

While European and US leveraged loans have very similar features that make them valuable in a portfolio context, investors need to understand how the two loan markets structurally and operationally differ from one another and what it takes to invest successfully in each. This paper aims to explain those differences and the reasons why European loans may offer a better risk-return profile than their US counterparts.

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M&G Investments

01/11/2019

UK City Vitality Index 2019

M&G Real Estate's second City Vitality Index (CVI) seeks to quantify the fundamental attractiveness of the UK's key office markets to property investors by assessing eight ‘vital signs’ that shape urban economics and influence occupier demand.

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M&G Investments

01/11/2019

Making the complex simple: Rethinking your insurance portfolio for today’s challenges

How can we rethink insurance investment to solve the complexity challenge?

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M&G Investments

30/10/2019

Reintroducing securitisations to insurance portfolios

In January 2019, regulations were introduced to help revive European ABS issuance via a new Simple, Transparent & Standardised (STS) framework. This significantly reduces capital charges for insurers to hold high-quality ABS compared to previous requirements under Solvency II.

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Insights

M&G Read Estate

30/10/2019

European Real Estate Market Outlook - October 2019

This paper explores opportunities in the European property market.

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Insights

M&G Investments

23/10/2019

Value in negative yields - Is there such a thing?

Negative yields are widespread across significant swathes of the world’s bond markets at the moment. This paper considers what rationales there may be for this phenomenon being justified.

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Insights

M&G Real Estate

15/10/2019

A fresh look at Asia real estate

Real estate investors in the Asia Pacific region are continuing to enjoy steady returns despite an increasingly challenging macroeconomic climate in many of the world’s economies. We forecast a total return of 8.7% in 2019, supported by stable growth of APAC developed markets.

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Insights

M&G Investments

15/10/2019

How private debt can meet investors’ evolving needs

Private debt, as a term, is often used interchangeably with ‘direct lending’, but in reality the asset class encompasses a range of different investment opportunities that extend far beyond this. We look at what’s attracting investors to Europe’s private debt markets and how they can make the most of opportunities in a diverse, yet evolving asset class.

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M&G Investments

03/10/2019

Widening the lens on impact investing

Impact investment is becoming increasingly scalable and inclusive to a wider set of investors looking for investable solutions that can offer tangible, real world impact alongside attractive returns. There are now several ways in which investors can access impact opportunities, and this paper takes a close look at impact investing through private debt and listed equity markets, respectively.

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2019 JUL-SEP

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M&G Investments

30/07/2019

Investment approaches for a sustainable future

The desire among institutional asset owners, pension scheme members and individual savers to invest responsibly, embrace sustainability and contribute to society without having to sacrifice returns in the process, is shifting attitudes in favour of sustainable investment approaches.

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Insights

M&G Real Estate

17/07/2019

Responsible Property in action: Centropolis Towers

The Centropolis case study highlights a large APAC deal which reflects high environmental standards, including innovative use of geothermal heat pumps. The 134,399 sq m mixed-use development has been awarded LEED Gold certification and provides one of most highly specified prime office buildings in Seoul, South Korea.

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M&G Investments

08/07/2019

The coming end of LIBOR - Changes, choices and challenges

As the countdown to LIBOR’s retirement at the end of 2021 continues, the future interest rate landscape is gradually taking shape.

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2019 APR-JUN

Insights

M&G Investments

05/06/2019

Cashflow solutions in action from LDI to physical bonds

How do cashflow solutions work in practice? This case study shares our recent work with a large UK defined benefit pension scheme to transition from significant swap exposure to a cashflow solution based on physical assets.

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M&G Investments

29/05/2019

Financing a fairer, more sustainable economy

Read the Annual Impact Report to see how projects and companies financed by our Impact Financing strategy in 2018 are making a positive contribution across a range of environmental and social issues. Learn how these investments and impact themes align with the UN SDGs, and how investors’ capital can contribute to building a fairer and more sustainable economy.

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M&G Investments

29/05/2019

Leveraged loans: False alarm?

The growing chorus of concern (and scrutiny) over the leveraged loan market has not gone unnoticed – but is it warranted? When it comes to assessing the risks inherent in today’s global loan market, it is important for investors to be able to separate fact from opinion or claim – and everything else in-between. In this paper, we take a closer look at leveraged loans and how today’s market differs from pre-crisis times.

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Insights

M&G Real Estate

28/05/2019

2018 annual RPI report

Our latest report outlines our responsible approach to business thinking and how we continue to drive progress towards our 2025 RPI targets, as part of M&G Real Estate’s vision for a cleaner, greener and better world.

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M&G Investments

20/05/2019

Asia pacific property: Innovation and the disruption of tech

In this paper, we discuss the structural changes that are presenting challenges and opportunities for real estate globally, where adopting technological and innovation strategies can overcome such challenges.

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M&G Investments

05/05/2019

European distressed debt investing in a late-cycle environment

Our latest Investment insight considers the outlook for distressed debt investing in Europe and where to find opportunities to invest at this point in the cycle. In this paper, we also explain how special situation investments can offer comparable returns and better downside protection than many of the currently available public distressed opportunities.

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Insights

M&G Investments

12/04/2019

How is tech disrupting industries?

In this paper, we discuss the disruption of technology driving far-reaching change across industries. Most sectors are adapting, as they become enabled, challenged and transformed by technology and connectivity.

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