KPMG Investment Advisory in the UK regularly produces a range of proprietary investment research. Please find below recently produced papers on a variety of topical issues.
Responsible investment is a trending theme and has seen a spike in interest from regulators and policymakers. Ambiguity and numerous acronyms have led to confusion amongst investors. This paper therefore addresses the common myths of Environmental, Social and Governance factors.
What does Hollywood teach us about investment markets?
In an environment of loose monetary policy and low interest rates, equities have added considerable value to portfolios over the past decade. Our latest research paper questions whether this prolonged equity rally is sustainable as we transition to a more uncertain investment climate.
In a low yield market environment, could diversified opportunistic lending be suitable for your pension scheme as a higher returning contractual asset class?
The private rented sector can provide an attractive opportunity to generate returns through stable contractual income.
Is it a bear market or a bull market? Our Equity Journal provides a snappy summary of the current market environment, the drivers behind movements and outlines the issues we believe investors should be mindful of.
This paper outlines a refreshed investment case for senior/unitranche direct lending to predominantly European middle-market companies.
What are the real asset alternatives to balanced and long lease property for pension schemes? What differentiates them and how can investors use them?
UK property is a long-term investment that comes with substantial frictional cost leakage. While not a red flag for investment, costs should be factored into the strategic decision to invest.
We are delighted to share with you the KPMG Fiduciary Management Survey for 2017. This survey charts the increase in the number of defined benefit pension schemes in the UK using Fiduciary Management. We also offer insight regarding how we believe this market is evolving and changing with time.
KPMG's new LDI survey provides the most comprehensive review of the Liability Driven Investment (LDI) market as it stands today.
Our take on why cashflow negative has become a misguided focal point and the real factors pension schemes should be clear on.