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Breakthrough in climate justice

On 20 December 2019, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (“the Supreme Court”) rendered judgement in the famous ‘Urgenda v. The State’ case, upholding previous decisions from lower Courts and affirming the obligation of the Dutch Government to reduce its greenhouse...

The new world order

During a recent visit to the Netherlands, Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford University and author of bestseller “The New Silk Roads”, addressed a room full of Dutch investors. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to listen along. His prime...

Daring to ‘go short’

Global markets are nervous and investors fear that a big correction in the stock market will finally come. When it finally does, who will be making money? Short sellers, that’s who. What exactly is ‘going short’? In essence, it is when an investor speculates on a...

New frontiers in long-term investing

Emerging markets (EM) and private equity (PE) are two themes trending in the long-term investing space, making it relevant to consider how they can be combined. Investors may indeed be lending more attention to EM PE in the coming months. According to data collected...

Institutional investors cozy up to AI (Part I)

A concoction of higher costs and lower returns has incentivized pension funds around the world to explore creative solutions, largely in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologically enabled strategies, to help them manage their money as efficiently as...