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RiskFirst’s Darius Grant speaks to Global Investor about falling endowment returns

The latest NACUBO-Commonfund’s annual study on endowment returns shows that college and university endowments’ net returns declined for the second straight year in 2016, dropping into negative territory and posting their worst results since the depths of the financial crisis. Following the release of the figures, Darius Grant, Head of Endowments and Foundations at RiskFirst, …

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S&P discusses the future of climate change ahead of COP21

As the world looks to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris – COP21 – the future of a low-carbon global economy is high on the agenda. Governments will seek strategies to limit the rise of global temperatures – with a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius being the target. But making the jump to a …

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Standard & Poor’s argues infrastructure is key to Italy’s economic progress in Financial Times Adviser

Infrastructure development is essential for Italy’s post-crisis recovery. In fact, Standard & Poor’s has shown that infrastructure spending creates a ‘multiplier effect’, driving short-term employment and productivity, and promoting long-term economic growth. But if Italy is to grasp the multiplier effect’s benefits, it must secure more investment. Writing for the Financial Times Adviser, S&P’s Stefania …

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S&P survey offers more transparency into the creditworthiness of EMEA’s mid-market

In a recent article for AFP Global Treasury & Finance Insights, Standard & Poor’s Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq explains that EMEA’s midsized companies must improve their credit risk transparency if they are to capitalise on Europe’s growing alternative lending markets. As such, S&P analysed 547 mid-market companies in EMEA. The results show that many midsize companies …

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